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Why work for Kent Community Foundation?

Kent Community Foundation aims to strengthen local communities by providing not only funding but support and advice to help build a sustainable and confident voluntary sector in Kent and Medway. We help hundreds of local charities and community causes across Kent and Medway every year and we have ambitious plans to do even more. If you're driven, collaborative, and passionate about making an impact in your local community, take a look at our latest vacancies below. Join a team of hard-working people dedicated to making a genuine difference in their local community.

If you see a vacancy you like the look of, or if there’s anything else you’d like to know about working with us, get in touch at admin@kentcf.org.uk

Grants Officer

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Salary: £27,850
  • Office based, hybrid, at least three days in our rural Ashford office

We are looking for an experienced professional to take a key role in our grant-making team as our second grants officer. You will be comfortable analysing applications for funding and making informed recommendations, as well as a highly competent database user, comfortable with 'super user' responsibilities. In addition, you will take a lead on data – reporting on, representing and interrogating our grant-making data. You will also be lead contact on a limited number of funds, so must be confident managing relationships with stakeholders. Finally, you will oversee our grantee feedback process; managing process for receipt, collation and distribution of grant feedback.

So, if you are database-confident, numerate, analytical, self-motivated, highly organised and comfortable taking the initiative, this could be the opportunity for you. You would be an integral part of a great team getting much-needed grants to worthy causes all over Kent and Medway.

This is a full-time position based at our offices in Smeeth near Ashford, requiring at least three days in the office. Public transport links are very limited, so you will need to carefully consider this as part of your application, ensuring that you have adequate travel arrangements. 

Applications should be in the form of an up-to-date CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification for this role to natalie@kentcf.org.uk . (CVs received without an accompanying cover letter won’t be considered.) The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 12th July. Interviews will provisionally be held on Wednesday 24th July.

If you wish to discuss accessibility relating to your application, interview or the role itself, or if you need any more information or assistance, please contact Natalie Smith on the email address above.

Download the full job description here

MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

Tom, MMK Mind