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Grants and Operations Support Officer- 12 month fixed term contract

Grants and Operations Support Officer- 12 month fixed term contract

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: From £21,500 to £28,000
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Ref: R00AOR02001
  • Closing Date: 09 August 2022
  • We're happy to consider flexible and part-time working approaches for this role

The Nationwide Foundation is looking for someone to provide support with all aspects of our day-to-day operations and our grant-making processes. You will work with all members of the team and get involved in a wide variety of tasks including grants administration, general administration and supporting the work we do with the amazing organisations that we fund.

You will be working for The Nationwide Foundation - a charitable foundation that is supported by, but independent of, Nationwide Building Society.

The Foundation exists to improve the lives of people in need. We are currently working to tackle one of the most pressing social issues we have in the UK – the lack of decent and genuinely affordable homes. We do this by funding charitable work and influencing changes to the housing system.

We work in close partnership with the organisations that we fund and our grants often span multiple years. In this role, you will have the opportunity to get to know the grant-holders and support the management of the grants, alongside working across the organisation to support its day-to-day operations.

Your success isn’t based on how long you spend at your desk. You’ll have contracted hours, but we’re always happy to support flexible working wherever we can. That might mean working from home or different Nationwide offices or agreeing a working pattern to help you balance work and life. We will always strive to find a way that works for everyone.

Please note this role can also be done on a fully remote basis. 

What you’ll be doing

Reporting into the Foundation’s operations manager, you will work closely with them to keep the Nationwide Foundation running smoothly. You will provide general support across the team inlcuding diary management, travel and meeting arrangements, and general administration.  

You will help the Operations Manager to support the Foundation’s board of trustees. This will include arranging board and committee meetings and helping to prepare board a committee packs to meet tight deadlines.

You will work closely with our programme team to support the grant-making process from beginning to end. This will mainly involve supporting the administration and monitoring of the grants. You will manage the grant payment processes, be in charge of reviewing and checking grant budgets, and keep accurate records on our Salesforce database. You will also get involved in helping to review and analysing monitoring information, including helping to collate data that we use for evidencing and learning.

About you

We would love to hear from you if you have worked in a support role and can demonstrate:

  • An enthusiasm for providing support to your colleagues, working in a collaborative and flexible way.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage your own workload in order to meet targets and deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail, working accurately and conscientiously
  • Strong numeracy skills and working knowledge of Excel
  • Experience in administration and process-focused tasks
  • The ability to collect, organise and interpret information
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks as part of a varied workload
  • Experience of working with a CRM system (e.g., Salesforce) and/or working with a database.
  • Compassion for and interest in the Foundation’s area of work.

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:

  • Your values, and what makes you who you are

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.


The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career


Why work at Nationwide

We are a small team of eight people that work closely together and have shared values and mutual respect. We get the opportunity to work with people amazing people and organisations across the UK that inspire us with their commitment and desire to make things better. We are driven by our charitable purpose of improving the lives of people in need.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So, if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application. 




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