We’re Hiring!

Join our fun and supportive team as our Grants Manager.

  • Move The World, International Development Education Charity – with operations in Ghana Remote working with access to London  
  • £29,000 Annually 
  • Pro-rata Permanent, Part-time, 2 days (16 hours) a week to be worked flexibly

NB: Potential for role to be increased to 3.5 days (28 hours) with successful pending grant application

About Move the World

Move the World is a UK registered charity and registered NGO in Ghana founded in 2016, focused on community development and global citizenship education in the Ga West Municipality of Ghana, West Africa. Our mission is to educate youth in Ghana to be active global citizens. We work alongside schools and communities to deliver our global citizenship education programmes, Get Global and Get Local using the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as learning themes. Since our 2019 pilot 914 students, 15 young adults and 9 teachers throughout 12 different schools have engaged with each other in experiential activities to build life skills whilst learning about local and global issues. 

Job description 

We’re looking for a Grants Manager to join our small UK team to help us reach out to new donors particularly  trusts and foundations.

Move The World is growing, and this role will be dedicated to continuing this trend. Although the role will focus on raising funds from trusts and foundations, as a small international development charity, we work dynamically, adjusting to the most pressing need at any time. You’ll embrace this culture and enjoy being responsive. You’ll need to be passionate, personable and well organised. You’ll manage your own partnerships as well as supporting existing ones.

As we are growing and expanding there is breadth to this position and opportunities for increased hours and promotion to the Senior Management Team as Director of Development.

This role will be home-based, but you’ll need to be able to travel to London for one – two days a month to meet with our UK team. You’ll need to also  be able to travel in the UK to meet with partners, and there will be potential for international travel. 

Your main responsibilities 

  • Write and submit applications to a range of trusts and foundations including corporate foundations, including working with our programme team to develop the applications and gather the information you need to create the application.
  • Research and develop relationships with trusts and foundations, and manage our grants pipeline.
  • Engage with potential, existing and previous funders to identify funding opportunities 
  • Write and submit inspiring reports for existing funders.
  • Lead on due diligence processes for funders.
  • Support the monitoring of our fundraising budget to ensure we’re on track to meet the annual fundraising target.

You must have or be all of these: 

  • At least three years’ experience of charitable fundraising – ideally international development
  • Experience of cultivating relationships with trusts, foundations and/or corporates
  • An understanding of individual giving
  • Experience of researching and managing a fundraising pipeline 
  • Experience of using a fundraising CRM (we use Beacon but experience in any CRM will be transferable) 
  • Plenty of experience using Excel and Microsoft Word or Google Sheets and Google Docs 
  • Great organisational skills – you need to be able to multitask and prioritise your own workload 
  • Strong communication skills – we work remotely but we are all in touch a lot, you need to be happy to be part of this remote team and stay in touch about what you’re doing 
  • Good digital acumen – you can’t be a technophobe 

It would be great if you had some of these: 

  • Experience in either education or international development 
  • Understanding of communications, in particular social media and newsletters 
  • Experience of putting together fundraising resources and newsletters, using Canva or Indesign 
  • Experience of digital fundraising including Facebook 

You’re likely to be a great fit if: 

  • You enjoy communicating with donors and sharing a cause with them 
  • You’re passionate about international development 
  • You are happy to work independently 
  • You have a flexible approach to your work. As a small charity, everyone in the team has to do things that aren’t in their job descriptions 

Interview Process

Interviews will be conducted over Zoom on Monday 30th May and will include a short assessment. The position will start on the 20th of June (Monday) to allow for a brief handover period.

Application Instructions 

Please include your CV and a covering letter. We’d love to hear why you think you’re a good fit for the role at Move The World. 
Send CV & Covering Letter to – claire@movetheworld.co by 26th of May 2022

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