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Grant Officer

  • Location:

    York, North Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Admin & Secretarial

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  • Salary:

    Up to £14.96 per hour

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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  • Startdate:

    17/08/20 17:18:00

Job Description

Location: York City Centre - Working from home (to start with)

Contract: 31/03/21

Pay: £14.96 per hour

Hours: 37 per week - 9.00am-5.00pm, Mon-Fri

We are looking for 2 Grant Officers to support DEFRA administer a new grant.

This role requires experience in managing grant applications or using an e-tendering system.
Experience using Bravo is an advantage.

This role is supporting the commercial team within DEFRA to award a new grant for zoos. The process is administered through an e-tendering system adapted for grant applications.

You will check applications to ensure they are eligible for a grant and complete due diligence and compliance checks. You will contact customers with any queries to their applications.

You will manage your own workload and be responsible for tracking and recording your activities to a high standard for audit purposes.

Essential Criteria

If you do not need the essential criteria, your application will be dismissed.

- You must have been a resident in the UK for three consecutive years, spending no longer than six months abroad during this period (unless an Overseas Police Check is obtained).

- This is a temporary position. Applications from candidates in a permanent role cannot be considered.

- You must have experience managing grant applications or using an e-tendering system.


Preparing grant documents in conjunction with customers;

Running grant schemes in accordance with Government Grants Standards.

Open applications and complete initial due diligence on applicants. Check the applicant is eligible to apply and complete due diligence.

Respond to clarification questions not requiring input from policy team. Send other clarification questions to policy and coordinate prompt return. Maintain the Clarification spreadsheet.

Broadcast clarifications (unless commercially sensitive) on Bravo following numbering sequence in Clarification Spreadsheet.

Liaise with grant applicants if any clarification of their bid is required

Forward applications to policy team`s assessment evaluators

Plan and run consensus meetings

Preparing recommendations for scheme outcome;

Preparing grant agreement documentation in conjunction with stakeholders.

Engaging and training any customer stakeholders in the process;

Attending and supporting project meetings and proposing solutions to commercial issues;

Maintain records and documentation to ensure there is an excellent audit trail at all times.


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