Grants Officer

The Position

We are looking for a Grants Officer who can support us with diverse tasks that include looking for grants opportunities, project development, proposals writing, and liaising with potential partners and donors. In this role you’ll be a key contributor to the continued existence of Second Tree, which is dependent on grants to survive, and to the creation of new projects and partnerships. To do this successfully, you’ll need to employ meticulous time-management and organisation skills, as juggling multiple tasks with competing deadlines is common in this role.

The Role Will Include:

  • Researching and identifying new grant opportunities on a weekly basis
  • Summarising relevant grant opportunities and suggesting how to best respond and comply with them
  • Researching information and data necessary for grants and grant reporting
  • Supporting the design of new projects
  • Supporting with proposal writing
  • Maintaining necessary records, files, reports, databases, and resource materials for the Grants team
  • Working with the wider Second Tree team to ensure that all project proposals align with organisational, and programme strategies
  • Establishing and maintaining connections with funding bodies

You should be able to:

  • Professionally communicate in English (verbally and in writing)
  • Read, comprehend, interpret, summarise and follow proposal guidelines
  • Conduct thorough, high-quality, independent research
  • Work both independently and as part of a team
  • Manage and prioritise projects effectively to meet team and proposal deadlines
  • Work to tight deadlines with flexibility and a problem-solving attitude

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Working knowledge of project management techniques such as LFA;
  • Knowledge of and experience with grant-giving bodies and other external funding sources (e.g. European Commission)

What We Offer:

  • A nurturing and collaborative working environment. We work hard to help our volunteers grow; investing in personal and professional development.
  • Accommodation in a shared house
  • Transportation to/from work
  • After completion of a three-month trial, if you commit long-term, a small monthly expenses refund

In certain periods of the year, demand is extremely high, and the volunteer houses might be full. If you have the means to pay for your own accommodation, please let us know. We would still be happy to host you if space is available. However, in a situation where the volunteer houses are full, this would allow us to offer a volunteering opportunity to someone that cannot afford to pay rent.

How To Apply

Please send the following to Giovanni Fontana at [email protected]:

  1. Your CV
  2. Your cover letter
  3. Copy of your qualifications (If applicable)

In your mail, please:

  • Put “Grants Officer” as the subject line
  • Specify the dates you would be available to volunteer (starting date and length)
  • At the end of the email, copy-paste the link of the ad you are responding to

If the application includes all of these we will get back to you in a maximum of 48hs.