We're hiring! Secondment Opportunity Available

21 July 2021

As a grant-maker, we provide life changing funds to individuals, women’s voluntary sector organisations and policy initiatives that meet our mission.

We know the situation for many people has been exacerbated by the pandemic and the Board have therefore agreed an increase in our 2021 grant-making budget. To support the distribution of these additional funds, we are offering a six month secondment opportunity for a Grants Administrator. The role will assist and guide individuals through our grant-making process. This programme awards grants of c.£700 to individual women who are experiencing low income or life changing events such as loss of income or housing instability.  

Smallwood staff are currently working remotely and this position could also be carried out either working from home or from the parent organisation’s office (candidate must be within the UK). We encourage flexible working and would consider a job share for the right candidates. Across the organisation and recent recruitments, we have been actively seeking to welcome people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We look for those who share our values and are passionate about making a difference through our funding. The most important factor to us is to find people who really understand the women we support, whether through lived or gained experience. Three quarters of our staff have lived experience of the issues that our beneficiaries face.

Full details of the role and person specification can be found in the Job Profile.

To apply, submit a detailed supporting statement (no longer than one side of A4), along with a copy of your CV and details of two referees (one should be your current employer). Your statement and CV should outline how your experience, knowledge and skills meets the specification of the role. 
Please ensure you have the approval of the manager of your organisation before you apply.

Applications should be submitted to Cat Illingworth, Operations Manager, at catillingworth@smallwoodtrust.org.uk. Cat can also be contacted for an informal discussion about the role or for more information.

Closing date is Monday 9th August 2021 at 5pm, with interviews week commencing Monday 16th August.