Job Title: LGBT+ Futures Grants Officer.
Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week.
Reports to: Head of Partnerships and Development.
Remuneration: £25,482 – £27,582 (depending on experience) pro rata, plus 5% pension contributions.
Based: Home-based in the UK.
Terms: 2-year initial contract, 25 days annual leave entitlement. We actively welcome applications from candidates wishing to undertake this role as a secondment.
Deadline: Sunday 16th January 2022.
Consortium has implemented practices that aim to reduce bias in our recruitment process. When reviewing applications, the information provided in your covering letter will be viewed independently, without access to information from your CV or the personal details provided.
We are committed to improving representation across our organisation and believe that Consortium’s team should reflect our diverse membership. Additionally, the focus of this post is proactive engagement with communities with an intersectional LGBT+ focus. With that in mind, we are particularly keen to hear from people with an understanding and appreciation of the specific issues faced by communities this project will engage, including from lived experience. Our key intersectional areas of focus are LGBT+ organisations working on: racial justice; disability rights; older people; LBT women; and Trans and Non-Binary issues.
Appointments will be based on merit. Equity is important to the success of our team and work. We don’t want any barriers to applying so if you would like to discuss particular aspects of our approach or get a better understanding of whether Consortium is right for you, then please contact Paul, our CEO, on: [email protected]
Please note this is a grants distribution role rather than a fundraising role, working as part of our Grant Giving Team.
Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, and in collaboration with a diverse range of thematic LGBT+ organisations (our Community Collaborators), we have been exploring participatory funding and support for grassroots, community-led thematic LGBT+ organisations. Our Community Collaborators have been at the forefront of the development of this work and will remain in the lead as we look to distribute a range of grants through the LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund.
Working as part of Consortium’s Team, the successful candidate will coordinate and administer our participatory grants programme. With support from a Grants Administrator and the Equity Fund Project Officer the Grants Officer will be accountable for ensuring the grant making process is run effectively and that the Community Assessors and Grants Committee are supported so they can make informed decisions about each application.
The Grants Officer will also work with potential applicants to provide support on their applications, and with grant holding organisations to provide ongoing support around project development, grants management and reporting.
Research from our previous onward grant giving has helped us identify key priority thematic areas doing amazing work for a diverse range of LGBT+ people but which remain under-funded. These will be the priority focus for this fund, and are: LGBT+ organisations working around racial justice; LGBT+ organisations working with disabled people; LGBT+ organisations working with Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women; LGBT+ organisations working with older people; and organisations working with Trans and Non-Binary people.
Consortium recognises there are other areas of community-led LGBT+ work needing support. This is being developed by the wider Consortium team.
Consortium has been working as a virtual organisation for nearly 9 years with a team spread across the UK, all working from their own homes. A working from home payment, of a discretionary amount in line with HMRC guidance, is made to all staff to contribute to costs that might be incurred through this way of working.
Consortium encourages its team to maintain a good work life balance. Staff are encouraged to take time off in lieu for any hours worked beyond their contracted hours. Consortium’s core hours are between 10am and 3pm and staff can agree regular working patterns with their line manager.
Consortium has an auto-enrolment pension scheme, which all eligible employees benefit from.
Please download the full Job Description, including Person Specification by clicking on the link below. It is vital that you read this document before you start your application.
Applicants are required to provide a covering letter, which addresses how your skills and experience match those detailed in the Person Specification.