Carnegie Trust For The Universities Of Scotland
Carnegie Trust For The Universities Of Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC015600

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland aims to provide “funds for improving and extending the opportunities for study and research in the Universities of Scotland”. Established in 1901 under a Trust Deed signed by Andrew Carnegie, and incorporated by Royal Charter on 21 August 1902, the Trust was funded by a gift of US$10 million. The current value of the endowment is approximately £73 million yielding an income of around £3 million each year. The Trust is a registered charity in Scotland: SC015600.


Current vacancies

Grants Assistant - Graduate Apprenticeship opportunity

  • Full time
  • £21,840
  • Hybrid: with at least 2 days per week in the Trust’s office in Dunfermline
  • Closing 26th July 2024

Come and join our team! We have an opening for an enthusiastic individual, interested in taking their first step in a career in grant giving operations, grant management, or business management within the charity or higher education sector.

As a member of the Carnegie Trust’s small staff team, the Grants Assistant will support the effective delivery of the Trust’s grant funding programmes and provide wider support across the Trust’s operations. The postholder will not only work to support the Trust’s activities, but will spend one day per week studying at Heriot-Watt University on their Graduate Apprenticeship programme, working towards an MA (Hons) in Business Management.

Role requirements

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Interest to develop a career in grant management, research administration or business management.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately with a range of people at all levels.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workloads.
  • Ability to work under pressure towards tight deadlines.
  • Capable of working as part of a small team with flexibility to adapt to changing business needs.
  • Strong IT skills including high level of proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint). Training on MS Teams, Sharepoint and Salesforce will be provided.
  • Interest in social media communication and practices.
  • Interest in charitable grant-making and the values of the Trust.
  • Commit to Heriot-Watt’s Graduate Apprenticeship Programme

Eligibility for Graduate Apprenticeship

To secure a place on the Graduate Apprenticeship (Business Management) programme, the successful candidate must be:

  • Educated to at least SCQF Level 6 with one of the following (SQA Highers at BBBB, A-levels at BBC, International Baccalaureate 29 points, SQA HNC in a relevant subject (or a suitable Modern Apprenticeship) with B in the graded unit.
  • Eligible for fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) by being at least 16 years of age, living (ordinary resident) and working, or eligible to work, in Scotland and; have settled status and have lived in the UK for 3 years before the start of the course (September 2024).
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