Finance and Grants Officer

Global Greengrants Fund UK

London / Remote
£42,500 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 21st June 2024   2 days left

Finance and Grants Officer, Global Greengrants Fund UK

Application Closing Date: 21st June 2024 at 23:00 GMT

Location: Remote within the UK through a hybrid work model preferred; strong preference for individuals in the greater London area to ensure team continuity and collaboration with episodic in-person office days in London as needed and prescribed by the organisation. This role requires applicants to be able to show that they have the right to work in the UK.

Term: Full Time- 35 hours a week 

Organisation: Global Greengrants Fund UK

Salary: Salaries at Global Greengrants Fund UK (GGF UK) are dependent on applicable salary scales, and internal pay policies including equity considerations, and budget. Due to how salary negotiations perpetuate existing structural inequities, GGF UK has moved away from salary negotiation processes for any candidate. Our best offer for this position is £42,500 per annum. 

Benefits: We are in the process of improving our benefits package, to include a 10% pension contribution, remote and flexible work arrangements, generous family and sick leave, an employee assistance programme, health and life insurance, death in service x 4 salaries, income protection and annual leave of 28 days plus all UK bank holidays.

About Global Greengrants Fund:

Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) supports grassroots activists and civil society organisations around the world working to address environmental and social justice in over 160 countries. GGF applies a participatory and decentralised model in making grants to grassroots groups through regional and thematic boards of advisors, global partner networks, and independent funds, to support grassroots environmental and social justice action. Global Greengrants Fund believes solutions to environmental harm and social injustice come from people whose lives are most impacted. Every day, our global network of people on the frontlines and donors comes together to support communities to protect their ways of life and our planet. Because when local people have a say in the health of their food, water, and resources, they are forces for change. 

Global Greengrants Fund comprises two organisations located in the USA, Global Greengrants Fund Inc (established in 1993), and Global Greengrants Fund UK (established in 2012). The two organisations work closely together with a shared grant making programme and strategic collaboration at the senior leadership level. GGF UK consists of nine staff members working on fundraising and influencing philanthropy; finance; communications; and operations, with all of these functions operating autonomously but in close collaboration with their US counterpart functions.

In 2024, Global Greengrants Fund is amid a strategic journey in which we collectively centre our values, including diversity, equity and inclusion, and organisational care in our work, and to rediscover our identity and potential after 30 years of work. We have experienced tremendous growth over the past two years and we are thoughtfully, yet rapidly, growing our annual grant making, our philanthropic advocacy, and our global partnerships and collaborations to new levels. This includes creating a globally networked learning organisation and transforming our organisational culture to be more collaborative and self-steering – we call this our transformational journey. The Finance and Grants Officer needs to understand the challenges and opportunities that come with these transformations and can remain flexible, steady, and adaptable.

The role

Global Greengrants Fund UK is looking to hire an energetic and passionate individual who will play a key role in collaborating across teams to support finance and grant-making. They are responsible for the smooth running of all transactional processes for grants, payments, reconciliations, and financial reporting. They will also lead on any applicable system enhancements thus offering a critical and wide-ranging systems support role for the grant-making charity. They will ensure that financial transactions are properly allocated, recorded, and maintained and assist in the preparation of audit data as well as supporting project reporting to aid in the preparation of the annual statutory audit and project reports.

As part of the finance and operations team, they will join a growing team currently staffed by four members in the UK. In the present accountability structures, the Finance and Grants Officer, GGF UK is line managed by the Director of Finance and Operations, GGF UK while building and working in more collaborative ways.

The candidate profile

The successful applicant will have significant relevant experience in a similar role in a charitable, environmental, development, social justice, feminist, gender, human rights organisation, and/or grant-making organisation. They demonstrate knowledge and experience in charity/nonprofit grant accounting/financial issues and dealing with both financial and grant information and processes, understand accounting principles, and have knowledge of accounting, grant making, and budgeting processes. They have cash management, banking, and payment experiences. They demonstrate excellent administrative and organisational skills, and the ability to ensure the accuracy of work and demonstrate precise attention to detail. They will have the skills to give, receive, and work with feedback constructively. They also thrive in a virtual environment, motivated to take on challenges and collaboratively find innovative and creative solutions. Multiple language skills would be ideal, while English fluency is a must.

The right candidate will understand GGF’s core values and be committed to the guiding principles and mission of GGF and ensure they uphold them in the way they take up the responsibilities of the role.

How to apply:

Applications need to be submitted through GGF UK’s job platform by June 21st, 2024 at 23:00 GMT. To apply via the job platform and to see the detailed Job Description please click here. You will be required to upload a current CV, along with a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Global Greengrants Fund and how you meet the requirements of the role as part of your application. You will need to submit these in English. If you’re intrigued by this position but feel like you don’t fit the profile precisely, please still apply. 

We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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