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Red Hen is looking for a Grants Officer!

By 27th September 2021November 3rd, 2021No Comments
  • Can you produce detailed, concise and persuasive written documents?
  • Passionate about helping children and their families and understand the power of early intervention?
  • Looking to return to work now children are back at school or finding your current role lacking in the flexibility you need to manage your other commitments?

This is your chance to be part of a highly respected and trusted community-based charity that has been providing exceptional support to families for 23+ years.

Our primary aim is to work in partnership with families experiencing challenging situations/circumstances, in their homes, in school, and in the wider community, to achieve positive outcomes for the whole family.

We are seeking a part-time Grants Officer to join our amazing team working with families in North Cambridge, to secure funding to continue our vital work.

You will play a crucial role in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Charity, developing and delivering a funding strategy for the Red Hen Project. The goal and ambition are to increase income from Grant Giving Bodies (GGB – i.e. Statutory, Lottery, trusts and foundations).

With a passion and creativity for writing successful applications, you will be responsible for

  • creating and implementing a fundraising strategy
  • research to ensure a regular and reliable pipeline of new prospective funds
  • developing bids, writing grant applications and creating funding proposals
  • managing and leveraging existing funder relationships
  • producing and maintaining quality, outcome and impact measures and reports
  • reporting on all grants, including for monitoring and evaluation.

There is the potential to also take on an additional development role for the right candidate, depending on your availability and expertise. This could include developing and expanding individual giving, community fundraising, and corporate partnerships efforts.

Part-time, (minimum 6 hours per week), hours to be mutually agreed – but we embrace flexible working and home working

Reimbursement is dependent on experience, but if employed, a salary in the region of £18,000-£22,000 (pro-rata), freelance/contractors fee to be agreed.

Please see the following job description and person specification for further details, including the qualifications, knowledge, skills, and experience required.


We would therefore encourage an informal chat with the Project Lead about the role if you are interested. Please contact Sarah Crick via or on 07901 562 389

Download the application form, or send your CV to  Please ensure you include a covering letter outlining why you believe you should be considered for the role.

Applications will be considered as they are submitted and interviews will take place as arranged. 

The Red Hen Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are conditional and subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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