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Now Hiring: Become a Young Grant Makers Programme Leader!

Islington Giving Panel
Our panellists from left to right: Make-Do Play, Body & Soul, PPCP, The Parent House, Young Grant Makers

Have you taken part in the Young Grant Makers Programme with Islington Giving over the past five years? Would you like to co-lead the 2023/4 programme? Islington Giving has an excellent opportunity to join us as a Programme Leader for the upcoming Young Grant Makers Programme.

The ideal candidate will have completed the Young Grant Makers programme previously and have enthusiasm for sharing power with Islington’s Young People, through teaching them skills to decide how some of Islington Giving’s funds are spent on projects for young people.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn about the voluntary sector, particularly learning about trusts and foundations and grant making, as well as developing skills in leading sessions and supporting and safeguarding young people. This is an ideal role for someone who would like to gain further experience to support their career in grant making or work with young people.

The closing date is Monday 17th July 2023 at 10am

About the Role and You

  • Hours: This role is part time (8 hours per week)
  • Contract:  Fixed term contract from August 2023 to March 2024.
  • Salary: £31,000 per annum pro rata – £16.99 per hour.
    (Actual Salary of £7,085 at 8 hours – full time roles are 35 hours at Islington Giving)
  • Location: Islington Giving, 13 Elliott’s Place, Islington N1 8HX – there will sometimes be a requirement to travel to visit other Islington-based organisations.
  • Reporting to: Programme Manager, Programme Team
  • Closing Date for Applications: Monday 17th July 2023 at 10am
  • Interviews: Thursday 20th July 2023
  • Start Date: August 2023

This is an excellent opportunity to join a small, yet dynamic team in Islington, London for someone who has the passion to help us to address inequality and poverty at a local level.

This role is varied and interesting which requires someone to be flexible and adaptable, but which is incredibly rewarding for someone who is enthusiastic about this work. Aside from having been a Young Grant Maker in the past, we are not expecting you to have any experience in this sector or in similar roles; we will offer you the support you need to be a great Young Grant Maker leader. The main thing we are looking for is somebody who is enthusiastic and committed to the programme.

The successful candidate will have a hands-on attitude with the willingness and the initiative to work with the team doing a variety of different tasks to achieve an amazing 2023/24 programme. You will have the opportunity to meet the organisations we fund and we are keen to help you to develop your skills in order to progress your career and expertise.

How to apply

Read the job description and find out more in the Candidate Information Pack.

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit an up-to-date CV and a short covering letter answering the following questions:  

  • What was your experience of Young Grant Makers like? What aspects did you enjoy and what aspects would you like to improve if you were to be one of the programme leaders?
  • Tell us what skills, knowledge and experience you have that would make you a great Programme Leader.
  • Tell us about a time you have worked together with others (individuals or organisations) to get a project completed.
  • What aspects of the role do you feel less confident about? What suppo.rt would you want from the team at Islington Giving to help you gain these skills or knowledge?
  • If you could change one thing for young people in Islington, what would it be? Why?

Please email your application to laura.guy@cripplegate.org.uk

If we are interested in your application, we will invite you to an interview. If your application is not successful, we will let you know via email and provide feedback.

To talk about this role, please contact: laura.guy@cripplegate.org.uk or call 020 7288 6944.

Please note, this post will be subject to a DBS check.