Grants and Community Support Manager (4 days a week - £26K - Remote)

Preferable Location: London   |   Part Time

Thank you for your interest in the post of Grants and Community Support Manager at Do it Now Now (DINN). This work is specifically related to our grant fund, Common Call

The job description below describes the main responsibilities of the post; the person specification relates directly to the job description and is a list of the skills and experience that we consider necessary for the post. Please read the information carefully. The applicants who fit the person specification most closely will be shortlisted for an interview so please make sure you tell us everything relevant to your application in your CV and covering letter.

DINN is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and we ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and equally. We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, vulnerable adults and the elderly. All postholders are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

About us and the context for this role

DINN is an open innovation organisation committed to bringing social empowerment to Black communities across the globe. We bring charities, social entrepreneurs, startup teams, social innovators, investors, and philanthropists together to address social challenges, solve problems and support the development of under-represented groups and Black communities specifically. Find out more on the Do it Now Now website.

In 2021 we want to better achieve our mission by building upon the creation of Common Call. We have had the opportunity to connect with some fantastic, Black-led impact organisations in the UK that deliver transformative services in their communities. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, these organisations have had to pivot and change how they respond to their communities’ urgent needs. It has not always been easy, but they have pulled through, continuing to make an impact during this uncertain time. The position of Grants and Community Support Manager plays a pivotal role in this. You can read our recent report on our Common Call work here.

This role is offered as a 4-day week. As the postholder, you would need to be work collaboratively as part of our small, dedicated team. You will be a self-starter and will be aligned with our core values; sharing our passion for delivering change in an enterprising and empowering way. The role is an excellent opportunity for someone with an interest in social change, charities, and social enterprises to apply their experience and skills to further our purpose to improve Black people’s lives in the UK.

Hopefully, the information above inspires you to pursue your application. If you want to know more about the role, please email 

Salary: £26K for 4 days a week

Application deadline: 17th April 2021

Expected start date:  May 2021

Purpose Statement 

The Grants and Community Support Manager will be responsible for the smooth running of grants systems, payments, and processes in addition to community building to engage our grantees and grantee pipeline.

The role holder will work closely with the Director of Investments and Grants, Finance and Executive teams to provide a joined-up Grants administration function.

Key Accountabilities

Management of the grant application process for all funding streams, including communication with applicants.

Provision of assistance in monitoring the progress of grants awarded and ensuring adequate evaluation of impact and timely reporting to the SMT and Board.

Production of papers on recommended grant applications for consideration at Investment Committee, and production of relevant papers for the Board Pack.

Assisting the Director of Investment and Grants in monitoring the progress of grants awarded and ensuring evaluation and impact systems are adhered to by grantees.

Curate and coordinate our events and workshop programme, as well as compile reports of various activities – events, workshops, corporate and monitoring and evaluation member engagement.

Support our overall communications strategy through social media management (Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) and by managing our mailing lists.

Management of the grant reporting process to external funders, including liaising with Finance, Executive and Associate teams to coordinate information and responses.

Grant Programme

Management of the end-to-end process for applicants and grantees.

Design and develop robust progress reporting processes.


Production and dissemination of the Grants Committee pack to staff and Board.

Developing and supporting the application processes for other grant programmes without direct responsibility.

Managing the grant payment process in collaboration with colleagues.

To support Executives with ad hoc assignments, and to represent DINN as necessary.

Ensure the CRM is kept updated with grantee information and payment data to ensure accurate financial reporting and forecasting.

Essential Skills/ Abilities 

Strong analytical ability

Proven IT skills - expert user of full Microsoft Office suite including Excel and PPT

Ability to work positively with a wide range of individuals

Ability to work independently, flexibly, and to tight deadlines

Self-motivated, with strong customer service skills

Ability to use initiative and anticipate requirements

Excellent organizational abilities

A team player, willing to support colleagues in a small staff team

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with confidence, tact, and clarity with a range of individuals and groups in a variety of settings, including phone, video call, face to face, and email.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Do it Now Now is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.

Thank you for your consideration.

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