About us

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey Children’s Hospital a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 330,000 patients and families we care for every year.

The charity helps to fund a range of activities and projects that are designed to enhance and improve the lives of our amazing young patients. This includes the funding of specialist medical equipment to ensure our brilliant surgeons and clinical staff have the most up to date and cutting edge technology available and funding hi-tech distraction equipment designed and proven to reduce pain and anxiety in our patients. We also fund a range of programmes and special projects such as our ward musicians, our on-site magician and the play specialists we have on every ward.

In Spring 2020 we launched our £3m Children’s Mental Health Appeal. Our 7 in 10 Appeal highlights that 70% of young people with a mental health condition are currently missing out on vital mental health interventions at a sufficiently early age. The Appeal is aiming to raise vital funds to enhance inpatient and community mental health services at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, enabling more children to access the treatment they need at the time they need it, an already vitally needed service which is seeing increasing demand due to the impact of Covid-19. We have also recently launched our new Surgical Neonatal Appeal to raise £2.5m towards a brand new, state of the art Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the hospital.



About this role

This is a new and exciting role for an experienced administrator to support the grant awarding and grant management processes within the Charity.

Reporting to the Grants Manager, the post holder will offer administrative support to facilitate effective grant making and grant management, working alongside colleagues within Alder Hey Children’s Charity and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

This role will also support the Grants Manager by undertaking administrative tasks linked to Alder Hey Children’s Charity’s commitments as regional Lead Charity for NHS Charities Together Stage 2 Funding Programme for the next two years.

Duties will be wide and varied including preparing and proofreading documentation, maintaining accurate records, data input and analysis, diary management and minute taking.


Key Responsibilities will include:

Grant Applications, Awards & Reporting

  • Provide initial support to prospective grant applicants, log initial enquiries and applications ready for review by the Grants Manager and other members of the Charity team and/or Charitable Spending Committee.
  • Support the Grants Manager in the administration of grant awards, including preparing grant documentation and maintaining up to date and accurate records of grant giving.
  • Work with the Grants Manager to implement a programme of regular grant reporting. Work with grant holders to prompt and process grant reports in a timely manner to meet the needs of donors and satisfy internal financial processes.
  • Support the Grants Manager in compiling reports and other information required for the Charitable Spending Committee.
  • Provide support to fundraising and finance colleagues within the Charity in relation to grant expenditure and provision of information to donors.

Communication & Relationships

  • Support the Grants Manager in promoting the opportunities to apply for Charitable Funding and in sharing the impact of projects funded by the Charity.
  • Provide a friendly and efficient service to all potential grant applicants and grant holders within the Trust, ensuring a professional approach to grant management that upholds the reputation of the Charity.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues within the Charity Team, servicing their donor communication needs and evidencing the impact of Charitable Funding.
  • 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.

NHS Charities Together Stage 2 Funding

  • Provide administrative support to the Grants Manager as they oversee Alder Hey Children’s Charity’s role as the regional lead charity for NHS Charities Together Stage 2 Funding Programme.
  • Support the Grants Manager in the preparation and coordination of partnership meetings including diary management and minute taking as required.
  • Support the Grants Manager to ensure financial and monitoring and evaluation reports are received in a timely manner from partners and meet the requirements of the grant funder and regional stakeholders.

Other Duties

  • Be an outstanding advocate for Alder Hey Children’s Charity in line with the core values of the organisation.
  • Gain and maintain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the charity’s work, priorities and future plans and act as a spokesperson for the Charity when required, including representing at external events as appropriate.



We’re open to this role being a mix of home working and office based (our offices are located on site at Alder Hey in Liverpool).

Salary expectations

£21,210 - £25,452 (pro rata £12,726 - £15,271) 


22.5 hours per week


Additional information about this role is included within the Job Description and Person Specification. To view this click here



Our Values

Here at Alder Hey Children’s Charity, our values guide the way in which we work. By being courageous, working together, being passionate about our work, and making sure that we are creative in what we do, helps us to deliver the support necessary so that our Hospital can continue to deliver the very best care for our young patients and their families. Our values are:

Courage: we try new things and take risks to innovate and drive forward new ideas. We have the courage to speak up and take a stance. We are accountable, responsive and responsible. We are unstoppable.

Together: we work together as one team, sharing our knowledge and learning. We work in partnership with patients, families, supporters and colleagues. We are respectful, celebrate diversity and empower each other to achieve our aims.

Passion: we are passionate about what we do and why we do it. We work together to share and grow. We inspire others.

Magical: we are fun, creative and child led. We create special moments, provide little extras and go further for our brave young patients.



How to apply

  • Closing date: Monday 17 January 2022
  • Interviews: week commencing 25th January 2022


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Alder Hey Children’s Charity will make every endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments for applicants who require assistance in carrying out their duties due to a disability. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is committed to equal opportunities and positively welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The post holder may be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure check.

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