Job Title: Transforming Futures Programme Grants Officer
Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week
Reports to: Chief Executive
Remuneration: £25,482 – £27,582 (depending on experience) pro rata, plus 5% pension contributions
Based: Home-based in the UK
Terms: 2-year contract, 25 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata)
Deadline: Sunday 21st August 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 communities. Additionally, the focus of this post is proactive engagement with trans and non-binary communities. With that in mind, we are particularly keen to hear from people with an understanding and appreciation of the specific and intersectional issues faced by communities this project will engage, including from lived experience.
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].
Consortium has been working as a virtual organisation for nearly 10 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. Employees also get their birthday off, and we are trialling access to professional counselling/clinical supervision.
Background and Role Purpose
Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Consortium is a partner in the Transforming Futures partnership—a five year project to create lasting change for trans communities in the healthcare and criminal justice systems. The programme brings together 9 partners: Be:North, CliniQ, Galop, Gendered Intelligence, GIRES, Mermaids, Sparkle, Stonewall and Consortium.
The partnership has published reports on trans healthcare and criminal justice, and will shortly publish and under 18s report. The next phase of the project will look to build on the ideas and suggestions from these reports. This will involve providing resource to support community organisations wanting to create solutions.
Consortium, with its unique experience of community development and funding distribution, will use is expertise to support the decision-making processes around the creation and funding of projects to support action around trans healthcare and criminal justice.
Working as part of Consortium’s Team, the successful candidate will coordinate and administer the funding mechanisms. Working closely with Stonewall’s Trans Advocacy Manager, and with the other partners, the Grants Officer will be accountable for ensuring the project funding processes are run fairly and effectively so they can make informed decisions about each application.
The Grants Officer will also work with potential applicants to provide support on their project ideas, and with successful organisations to provide ongoing support around project development, project management and reporting.
Please download the full Recruitment Pack, including Job Description and 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.