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Corporate Grants Officer (full time for 12 months fixed term)

£28,337.00 - £32,417.00 per annum (pay award pending)
37 hours per week
Vacancy type
Fixed term
Job reference
Closing date
Interview date

About Us

North Hertfordshire is a large rural district with approximately 125,000 residents with four historic towns, Hitchin, Baldock, Royston and Letchworth Garden City. The Council has a clear vision: We put people first and deliver sustainable services, to enable a brighter future together.

Why work with us?

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in our recruitment practices and in our employment policies. We want our employees to feel safe to express themselves and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of talents. We are dedicated to promoting a healthy work/life balance, valuing our employees, and enabling them to make a difference to the local community.

Our benefits include:

- Local Government Pension Scheme (19.5% employer contribution)
- Generous annual leave, including Christmas close down period
- Occupational sick pay
- Free car parking
- Discounts, including 50% off NHC gym membership
- Flexible working options including flexi scheme and home-working

The Role

The Policy and Strategy team are looking for a dedicated Corporate Grant Officer who will take a leading role in researching relevant funding streams and fulfilling successful grant applications.

The role will entail liaising with the Community /Partnerships, Communications, and Finance Teams, external sponsors and organisations, to provide positive contributions and service to the wider Council priority areas.

The Experience you will bring

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience.

You will have knowledge and understanding of grants programmes available to local authorities and making applications which will assist all service areas within the Council.

You will have experience of working with partner organisations/external stakeholders to achieve organisational goals.

You will be able to work as part of a team.

Please note, the successful applicant for the above post will be background checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

How to apply

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date. 

Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

As a Council committed to equality and diversity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Disabled people who meet the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

If you have any questions or require assistance, please email and one of our team will respond to you.

Guidance on completing the application form

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Reuben Ayavoo, Policy and Communities Manager on 01462 474212 or Georgina Chapman, Policy and Strategy Team Leader on 01462 474121.

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