Do you have experience working or volunteering in a frontline-based role in your community, or have lived experience of issues affecting working-class communities? Are you keen to develop your career, getting paid whilst undertaking first-class professional development and having a say on how funding is spent? Do you consider yourself to be from a working-class community? You may like to consider applying for 2027 – but hurry, applications close at midday on 26th March 2020!
What is 2027?
2027 is a 12-month, salaried job and professional development programme, which gives talented people from working class communities the tools to become a leader in grant- giving organisations, creating real change in communities.
At the heart of 2027 is a paid 12-month job at a leading foundation or trust. A grant- giving organisation such as a foundation or trust is a charity that funds individuals or other organisations to run projects that positively impact the community.
As part of the programme, you’ll be employed full time in a grant-giving role, with one of our dynamic host organisations. You’ll deliver brilliant work to improve the communities they serve, whilst receiving a salary over the year of up to £25,000.
Alongside your placement, you will take part in an extensive professional development programme, led by industry experts. You’ll come together regularly with your fellow associates and leaders in the sector to take part in facilitated learning, network and explore key aspects of the grant-giving sector to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills.
This blend of training, networking and on-the-job experience will mean that at the end of the 12-month programme you will have the experience and skills you need to prepare for a decision-making position in a foundation or trust to influence real change in communities.
What does a grant-giver do?
In a grant-giving role, you will manage part of a host organisation's grant portfolio and work to find fantastic new partners for your host organisation to work with. You’ll keep the trustee board updated on the foundation portfolio, make clear and confident funding recommendations, and analyse foundation performance to identify improvements. You will work with your foundation's funder to inspire their employees about the foundation’s work. You will also be responsible for ensuring the foundation meets all relevant legislative and compliance requirements. You will represent the foundation externally and apply learning from outside to your work at the foundation.
For more about 2027 and to apply, see the website - http://2027.org.uk/