Alder Hey Children's Charity,

E Prescot Rd.,


L14 5AB

+44 151 252 5716

Job Title:

Head of Grants & Impact

Reporting To:

Chief Operating Officer


£47,079 – £63,909 (Band E)


37.5 hours per week (flexible working will be considered)


Job Purpose:



The post holder will play a pivotal role in the strategic and operational development of the charity with particular responsibility for grant awarding functions to ensure they are carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with our charitable objectives and values.

A senior leadership team member, this role will lead Alder Hey Children’s Charity’s grant awarding process, develop multi-year strategies with a focus on long term funding priorities & achieving the charity’s purpose and demonstrating our impact. 

They will build strategic relationships with key members of the Trust and other charities with a focus on partnership working to maximise the impact of funding and meet the Charity & Trust ambitions. They will lead on the development and implementation of a framework to demonstrate our impact.

Main Duties/Tasks



Strategic Planning, Financial Management & Reporting

  • Lead on the development and implementation of strategic, multi-year plans and budgets, identify upcoming funding requirements.
  • Monitor progress against strategic plans, budgets, KPIs, producing reports.
  • Develop and implement a framework for demonstrating our charitable impact across the charity funding pillars.
  • Build strategic partnerships internally and externally to support funding priorities and maximise our impact.
  • Attend the Charitable Spending Committee and Board meetings.


Grant Applications, Awards & Reporting

  • Oversee and develop the grant process, ensuring it aligns with the charitable spending strategy, provides detailed, relevant information and monitors performance.
  • Manage the grant award process, ensuring that applications are reviewed and approved in line with the agreed authority levels, ensuring that papers are appropriate for the Charitable Spending Committee and Board review.
  • Maintain and update the grant Terms & Conditions.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Grants Manager, empowering them & the team to deliver against set goals and objectives.


Communication & Relationships

  • Lead on the development of an internal communications plan, promoting both the opportunities available to apply for Charitable Funding within the Trust and the impact of projects that have been funded by the Charity. Promote the work of the Charity throughout the Trust and with funders.
  • Develop relationships with the Charitable Spending Committee.
  • Develop key relationships throughout the Trust that support the grant award and reporting process.
  • To build and manage key relationships with existing partners.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the Finance Team, working together to provide a smooth process.
  • Lead on internal liaison to ensure that fundraising teams have the information they need to report back to funders and donors on how their donations have made a vital difference.
  • Lead on providing and co-ordinating information to the Head of Marketing for the yearly impact report and Annual Report for the Financial Statements.


Innovation & Development

  • Be the lead specialist in grant awarding and maintain strong knowledge of relevant legislation and good practice.
  • Work with the database manager to develop the use of the CRM system with the grants team to maximise efficiency.
  • Work with the database manager to develop a framework for impact reporting that links to our CRM system.


Other Duties

  • Be an outstanding advocate for Alder Hey Children’s Charity in line with the core values of the organisation.
  • Be an active and supportive member of the Alder Hey Children’s Charity team, contributing to the team’s development and working collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers.
  • Attend and support on events run by the fundraising teams where required.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by your line manager.

Closing date: 14th April 2024

Interview dates: 23rd & 25th April 2024

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