Grants Officer - Expiring soon!

Posted 21/06/2024 by Friends of the Elderly

GU22, Sheerwater, Surrey
£7,561/annum + Benefits

Grants Officer

12-month Fixed Term Contract – Part Time (9 hours per week split over 2 days)

Central Office, Woking with opportunity for hybrid working.

Salary £7,561 + Benefits

Friends of the Elderly (FotE) is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing excellent care with a family feel, we have been supporting older people for over 100 years. The charity provides care home and day care services for older people, as well as grants for older people in financial difficulty.

As our Grants Officer, you will provide efficient administrative support to our grants service for people over state pension age, be the first point of contact for calls to the grants line and respond to any enquiries made from Third party Referrers and occasionally members of the public. You will ensure grants are processed quickly and accurately by liaising with referring agents, provision signposting to other grant makers/support services and administrating monitoring and evaluation of the grants programme.

We would like our Grants Officer to have proven administrative experience with strong IT and communication skills and a great telephone manner. You will be comfortable using CRM systems and will have the ability to work with changing and developing processes and systems.

We are keen to hear from those who have experience in either grants administration or the charity sector however this is by no means essential.

This isn’t just a job; it’s about making a difference to older people’s lives every day.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you can look forward to a wealth of benefits:

  • Learning, development, and progression.
  • Paid breaks.
  • Monthly prize draw, with 3 prizes to be won.
  • Wellbeing support through various initiatives including an employee assistance programme and Unmind.
  • Retail discount schemes to make your salary go further.
  • Access to loans at affordable rates, saving directly from salary and advance pay already earnt. Health cash plans for you and your family.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Long service awards, that increase with length of service.
  • Refer a friend to work for us and receive a £200 bonus.
  • Group Pension Plan, with a 6% contribution from us.
  • Free DBS checks


Keeping everyone safe is one of the charity’s core values, and is central to everything we do at Friends of the Elderly. All staff follow our Safeguarding Policy & Procedures and, if they see or suspect abuse, we expect staff to report it straight away.

Criminal record checks:

As this role involves a regulated activity, successful applicants will undertake a basic DBS check, and any offer of employment will be dependent on a satisfactory outcome. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar a person from working for us, this will depend on the circumstances and background of any record.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:

Friends of the Elderly strives to treat all staff equally and be a diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone can be themselves and everyone accepts each other’s differences. A charity where everyone is equal but definitely not the same.

Our ambition is to ensure equality and celebrate diversity, all working together to create an inclusive workplace, which attracts and retains the best people. People that care and can make a difference.

We currently do not provide sponsorship but we welcome applications from those who have a right work in the UK.

Don’t delay in sending your application as we may need to close the vacancy early if we manage to appoint before the advertising closing date. We interview applicants as they apply.

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