Passion collaboration
Achievement focussed
Demand quality

Grants Officer

Location Home based (regional travel to meeting maybe required)
Salary £28,580 - £33,624 pa depending on experience, band L **(geographical allowance may apply)
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything, nothing can hold you back.

As a Grants Officer, you help administer one of our big grant-making funds, supporting organisations delivering the DofE to enable more young people, particularly from marginalised backgrounds, to take part. You will assist the Grants Team in all elements of the grant-making process.

You will be at the heart of the DofE’s five-year strategy, Youth Without Limits, helping to ensure that we are open to all young people aged 14-24 across the UK and that our participants reflect the most diverse generation of young people ever.

You will be joining a supportive and driven team who are passionate about enabling young people to achieve their potential.

What are we looking for?

Motivated and enthusiastic, a collaborative team-player who thrives in a fast-paced environment, you will provide administrative support to the Grants Team at all stages of the grant-making process.

You will enjoy working with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of projects. With good attention to detail, and strong communications skills you’ll have a track-record of managing competing deadlines successfully.

With an appetite to learn, you will support the Grants Team to develop and improve our systems and processes, maximising impact for young people.

What will you get in return?

The opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic charity that has the development of young people at its heart and the wellbeing and development of its people constantly in focus.

You will be joining a team of empowered colleagues working together.

From day one we offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, paid director days over the Christmas shutdown, volunteering hours, Healthcare cash plan, employee assistance programme and an extensive online training programme, plus many more. 

How to apply

If you feel excited by this role and believe you have the necessary skills and experience to become a valued team member, please go to our website and apply.

The deadline for applying for this role is:  Friday 24th May, Midnight

First Interviews: w/c 10th June 2024 – interviews will be virtual.

Second Interviews (if required): w/c 17th June 2024 – interviews will be in person (London).


If you would like to access the application form in a different format or if would like any assistance that might help improve your experience while completing the application, please contact us by email


The DofE are commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.   All successful applicants will be required to undergo a basic/enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. (e.g. DBS/PVG or similar), including years references covering any gaps of employment/education,  confirm eligibility to work in the UK and complete a health check.


**The geographical allowance payable on top of the pay rate based on a staff member having a home or office-based postcode within 30 miles (as the crow flies) from Charing Cross, WC2N 5HS. The allowance is 7% capped at £4,000 (pro rata) per annum.


Since its launch in 1956, the DofE has empowered millions of young people to become the very best they can be. It was established by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, our Patron, and is still guided by the same set of principles he laid down.

The flexibility and adaptability of DofE have allowed the DofE to spread around the world. We operate through a social franchise model in the UK, licensing and supporting a wide range of organisations to deliver DofE programmes to hundreds of thousands of young people every year.

Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak our ambition to grow the number of young people who can access a DofE programme remains unchanged and we continue to engage new partners and develop innovative ways of working with businesses, the voluntary sector, and policymakers across the UK to ensure that any young person who wants to do their DofE can do so. To find out more visit

The DofE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive staff team and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We recruit, develop, promote and value people and the DofE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the most diverse generation of young adults ever, our staff need a range of perspectives, skills, and lived experience.

While we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds to join our passionate and friendly team, at present people of colour, disabled people, and people under 25 are not as well represented as we would like. As such we particularly encourage applicants from these backgrounds.

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