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Grants Support Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/09/2018 23:59
£24,657.00 - £27,358.00
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Employment Location:
South Gloucestershire Council, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
17 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of post

This post is in the Safe and Strong Communities Division, in the Equalities and Third Sector Team. As part of a team, the post holder will administer and operate an effective and efficient grants service for South Gloucestershire Council, including the provision of accurate and timely information to those awarding grants and the monitoring of contracts/service level agreements once awarded.

They will support the liaison with other providers and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to ensure that the service is integrated with other available sources of funding and secures maximum inward grant investment to groups in the district.

The team promotes the availability of the Member Awarded Funding (MAF); the Area Wide Grants (AWG); Three Year Grants; and the Financial Inclusion Service from South Gloucestershire Council, receiving, processing applications, monitoring awarded projects, paying out and maintaining records.

The team works closely with voluntary sector infrastructure groups to enable local groups to apply for, and access, grant funding from sources other than the Council.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main duties

The Grant Support Officer’s main responsibilities and objectives include:

• Operating and administrating the Council’s grant programmes
• Running the Grants Helpline, providing accurate advice and guidance to grant applicants, South Gloucestershire Councillors, and stakeholders
• Planning and co-ordinating meetings, advice sessions and promotional activity in support of the grant programmes
• Dealing with customers appropriately and effectively ensuring that they receive a good level of service. Ensuring that any queries that are escalated are resolved and that outcomes are used to make service improvements
• Researching and analysing grant information ensuring that data is presented clearly and comprehensively
• Providing effective administration of the grants service ensuring that documents are prepared and issued and monitoring returns are received and analysed
• Supporting the management of the grant budgets, accurately and efficiently recording, monitoring and maintaining budgets/financial information/resources ensuring that accounts are reconciled and variances are reported

The post holder is managed by the Equalities and Third Sector Team Lead. They also are the key point of contact for Councillors in the administration of their MAF budgets.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


1 You will have experience of working in a relevant specialist environment and ideally be working towards a professional or technical qualification or already be part qualified
2 You will have experience of using policies, procedures, processes, legislation and codes of practice in a similar service area
3 You will have good literacy skills including written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with customers
4 You will have effective numeracy and IT skills
5 You will have good team working and relationship building skills
6 You will be able to undertake effective research and analysis, diagnosing problems and issues, presenting findings by writing clear, accurate and concise documents
7 Ability and experience of exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


8 Commissioning experience or financial qualification and/or relevant experience.

Additional information

This limited term contract is for 12 months.

The post holder will be expected to attend Council meetings which are relevant to their role.

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact

Paula Meek, Grants Support Officer
Email: paula.meek@southglos.gov.uk
Tel: 01454 865865

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and Council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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