Grants Officer

Social media icon (magenta)£25,000 Salary
(Based on 40 hours. 30-40 hours considered.)

We are seeking an experienced fundraiser to take on the new role of Grants Officer.

The postholder will have a significant impact on the sustainability and resilience of YMCA Doncaster’s services for young people.

We are a small organisation of twenty paid staff and around ten volunteers. Together, we operate a 24/7 accommodation project for young people, a community building with recreational facilities, meeting rooms for hire and a charity shop. Our present work takes place on our site on Wood Street at the edge of Doncaster’s town centre.

Current turnover is around £550,000, with funding coming from a range of sources. We are part of the international YMCA movement but we’re an independent charity and are directly accountable to the housing and charity regulators. We’re governed by a board of local trustees who meet around eight times a year.

As Grants Officer, you will report directly to the Chief Executive and will be responsible for working delegated ideas into fundable project profiles, each with a clear and compelling case for support.

You will take on an assigned portfolio of trusts, foundations and similar, matching their interests with our planned projects.

The role requires a track record of success in securing significant funding through written bids, and the ability to be self motivated and self-supporting.

You will have a keen focus on detail and the ability to combine your expertise with an interest in the Vision and Values of YMCA Doncaster and the young people we work with.

If you meet our criteria and think we’d be a good fit, we’d love to receive an application from you.


Background Information

To view our financial history and downloadable accounts, please click here to see our Charity Commission page.

To visit us before making your application, please click here to book a place on one of our recruitment information sessions.


To Apply

Please download the Job Application Pack below. This provides all the information that you’ll need about the role, and you’ll need parts of this in order to be able to complete the application form.

Grants Officer Application Pack

You will also need one of our application forms (Word version to complete electronically, or the PDF to complete by hand).

Please return your application form to the person stated on the Job Application Pack. Your equal opportunities form can either be returned at the same time (it won’t be considered during the selection process) or separately.

Job Application Form PDF (use this version if you want to print your form and complete it by hand)

Job Application Form Word (use this version if you want to complete the form electronically)

Job Application – Equal Opportunities (to complete and return with your application)

Direct Applications Only – Strictly no Agencies or other Third Parties






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