Award winning
Family run
Charity giving

Grants Officer

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Location Leatherhead / Home Working
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This is a Part Time, Permanent vacancy that will close in {x} days (x will be populated when viewing published adverts).

The Wates Family Charities are independent of the Wates Group though regularly work alongside its companies. The Wates Group provides an HR services to the Charities.


The Wates Group was established in 1897 and is one of the leading privately- owned, construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We employ almost 4,000 people, working with a range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors.


We have a unique opportunity for a Grants Officer to join the team behind the Wates Family Charities Secretariat, which manages the day-to-day running of two well-established and well-regarded grant-making charities; the Wates Family Enterprise Trust (WFET) and The Wates Foundation (WF). Collectively the two charities distribute around £2 million in grants annually and are both independent of the Wates Group.


The Grants Officer will be an integral part of a small team to provide a comprehensive administrative support service to the Director, Trustees and members of the Wates Families. You will also take the lead on two areas of grant giving in the portfolio, and will be involved in all aspects of the grant life cycle within those areas of responsibility; handling initial enquires, visiting charities, processing applications, supporting the decision-making process and monitoring the results.


We are looking for you to already be working or volunteering in the third sector, and be familiar with the requirements of grants administration, including a good awareness of charity finance, and have a good attention to detail.


Alongside this empathy and excellent spoken and written communication skills are key to ensuring that we can support applications through to their conclusion to the satisfaction of all parties.  


This flexible opportunity is based out of our well-equipped Head Office in Leatherhead, is 30 hours per week, and can either be worked over four or five days (days and hours to be agreed). There will be occasional travel for meetings with charities and family members.


If this sounds like your next move, then please feel free to contact us in confidence or apply online.


A bit about us:


Being a family owned business means we understand and value long term relationships. We are community minded and our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.


It’s our people who make Wates successful. We will only achieve our strategic objectives if we recruit and retain the best people and operate in an environment underpinned by inclusivity, diversity and opportunity.


We offer industry-leading family friendly and flexible working opportunities that reflect the changing expectations of talent and enable you to manage personal and professional commitments as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.


As a responsible and inclusive employer, offering equal opportunities, we are proud to have been recognised through our Investors in People Gold accreditation and Disability Confident Leaders certification.


So, if you’d like to work for an inclusive organisation which invests in you and your continued career development, and you’re looking for your next challenge, we’d like to hear from you.


(Please note that candidates represented by Agencies will not be considered at this time.)


At Wates, we are driven by our purpose of inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow. Its a bold commitment and we need the right people – from whatever background – to help us make this happen.

There is a huge variety of job opportunities across our businesses, working on challenging and exciting projects and with blue chip clients. We are always looking to hire talented people from all walks of life to reflect the communities where we work.

So, if you’d like to work for an organisation which invests in your continued professional development, and youre looking for your next challenge, wed like to hear from you.


Inside Housing Development Awards


What House? 2019 Awards


Investors in People 2020


Considerate Constructors Schemes (CCS) National Site Awards


A Diversity Assured Accredited Organisation


2019 Construction Manager of the Year Awards

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