Public Engagement Funding Manager - 12 months fixed-term

The Wellcome Trust

Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. We’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

In January 2017 we launch our new funding framework for public engagement. We have streamlined most of our available funds into one flexible, open scheme which can support projects from £5,000 to £3 million. We are looking for an innovative and solutions-focused grants professional to champion this new funding model and drive the first year of its implementation, ensuring that the new funding processes are integrated smoothly into business as usual.

As Public Engagement Funding Manager, you will:

  • monitor success and manage any issues arising in the first year of implementation
  • identify opportunities to work smarter and give grant applicants a better experience
  • manage relationships and partnerships, supporting colleagues with new ways of working and ensuring effective coordination across teams and departments
  • support the grant-funding function, including coordinating decision-making committees and managing the internal and external assessment processes
  • lead on the stakeholder communication of funding schemes to encourage diverse, innovative applications and to ensure applicant and grantholder guidance and information is appropriate and up-to-date.

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • experience of working in a grant-giving or funding environment
  • experience of setting up or driving improvement in systems and processes
  • excellent influencing and relationship management skills
  • a creative, innovative and solutions-focused approach.

We offer a salary of circa £50,000, depending on experience, plus excellent benefits.

To apply, please complete the online application process and ensure your covering letter explains how you meet the criteria for this job.

Applications closing date: 5 December

Interview date: 12 December (tbc)