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Grants officer

  • Full time
  • £26,663
  • Remote: Scotland
  • Closing 5th July 2024

  • Advertised from 14th June 2024
  • 35 hours per week
  • Annual leave entitlement: 35 days (incl. 10 public holidays)


Putting people at the heart of our work.

Foundation Scotland puts people at the heart of its work. We rely on the expertise, trust and experience we’ve gained in the last 25 years working with communities, philanthropists and companies all over Scotland.

Our people are passionate experts in bringing lasting, positive change to Scotland’s communities. We take great pride in supporting local projects by taking a personal approach to every meeting and decision. We’re in a unique position to fully understand communities’ needs and fund solutions that will make a difference.

Our work is nationwide. We’re working with different industries, funding various projects from renewables to digital, through to arts and heritage. Our people are always challenged and have an opportunity to learn and grow. In short - no two days are the same. Ultimately, our work is highly rewarding, and the best part is seeing the real impact we can make within Scottish communities. If you share our passion for shaping Scotland’s communities' future, think about joining our team.

We are recruiting for an organised and motivated Grants Officer to join our Communities Team, supporting a portfolio of community funds across Scotland.

As outlined above, the Communities Team distributes place-based funds coming from a range of sources, primarily wind farms. We support communities and donors to ensure funds are well governed and administered and that the funding furthers the ambitions of the community.

You will use your experience and expertise to help deliver positive impact from community funds. Your key responsibilities will include supporting the efficient delivery of a range of community funds, assessing funding requests and providing general grantmaking administrative support.

If you have experience in grant-making and have strong analytical and written skills, then we’d love to hear from you. Please note, that while this role is home based, some travel is required.

Foundation Scotland offers a range of staff benefits including Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, 2 days volunteering per year (pro-rata), flexible working options and a progressive pay system.

Application notes

Visit our website to find out more and to apply.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until suitable applicants are recruited, we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.

Interviews will be held via Zoom.