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Last updated May 2019

Grants Officer

Clergy Support Trust are recruiting a Grants Officer responsible for dealing with the trust's grant-related enquiries, assisting with grant applications and ensuring all grants are processed efficiently and professionally.

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We are a grant-making charity supporting Anglican clergy and their families and are looking to expand our small team with the appointment of an additional full-time grants officer. You'll be based in our pleasant office near Westminster Abbey and report directly to our Director of Charitable Services.

This is a key role for the charity. You will be the main point of contact for all individual applicants to the charity and will work with colleagues to ensure that grant applications are processed efficiently, in line with grants criteria and applicants are dealt with compassionately and professionally.

This is an exciting time to be joining us us. Ours is a small friendly office with just nine staff, but the charity is definitely going places. We recently re-launched the charity with a new brand, website and a fresh four-year strategy to 2022, with the aim of reaching more Anglican clergy families in need of our support.

We are looking for a strong team player with excellent attention to detail who is highly motivated with a 'can do' attitude and who is willing to contribute to the overall success of the charity. Experience of working in a grant-making role or knowledge of the occupational benevolence sector are essential. Candidates will also need to demonstrate good client service skills and IT literacy. Knowledge of the Church of England would be an advantage. Candidates will need to demonstrate sympathy with our Christian ethos, without necessarily being practising Christians. 

We offer an attractive package, including non-contributory pension equal to 10% of gross annual salary, 35-hour week and flexi-time policy.

Clergy Support Trust is an Anglican clergy support charity governed by Royal Charter and with origins dating back to 1655. Our Patron is Her Majesty The Queen. Our purpose is to promote, sustain and renew the wellbeing of Anglican clergy, whether serving or retired, and their dependants, so that they can flourish in their ministry. Our main focus at present is the provision of financial grants to the households of eligible Anglican clergy in times of poverty or other financial hardship. In 2018 the charity gave out grants totalling almost £2.6 million to over 1,500 clergy families facing hardship or other difficulties. Income comes principally from largely unrestricted investments built up over the years, totalling some £100 million as at 31 December 2018.

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Please also fill out the Criminal Record Declaration Form in order to apply. 

Please send your CV, a covering letter setting out why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification, and the criminal record declaration form, to Sarah Crombie, Director of Charitable Services, on If you would like to discuss this vacancy in more detail before application, please contact Sarah on 020 7340 2832 or by email. The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 22 April 2019.

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