Grants Assistant – Graduate Apprenticeship opportunity

Come and join our team! We have an opening for an enthusiastic individual, interested in taking their first step in a career in grant giving operations, grant management, or business management within the charity or higher education sector.

As a member of the Trust’s small staff team, the Grants Assistant will support the effective delivery of the Trust’s grant funding programmes and provide wider support across the Trust’s operations. The postholder will not only work to support the Trust’s activities, but will spend one day per week studying at Heriot-Watt University on their Graduate Apprenticeship programme, working towards an MA (Hons) in Business Management.

Role requirements

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Interest to develop a career in grant management, research administration or business management.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately with a range of people at all levels.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workloads.
  • Ability to work under pressure towards tight deadlines.
  • Capable of working as part of a small team with flexibility to adapt to changing business needs.
  • Strong IT skills including high level of proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint). Training on MS Teams, Sharepoint and Salesforce will be provided.
  • Interest in social media communication and practices.
  • Interest in charitable grant-making and the values of the Trust.
  • Commit to Heriot-Watt’s Graduate Apprenticeship Programme

Eligibility for Graduate Apprenticeship

To secure a place on the Graduate Apprenticeship (Business Management) programme, the successful candidate must be:

  • Educated to at least SCQF Level  6 with one of the following (SQA Highers at BBBB, A-levels at BBC, International Baccalaureate 29 points, SQA HNC in a relevant subject (or a suitable Modern Apprenticeship) with B in the graded unit.
  • Eligible for fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) by being at least 16 years of age, living (ordinary resident) and working, or eligible to work, in Scotland and; have settled status and have lived in the UK for 3 years before the start of the course (September 2024).

Learn more about the role.

Key dates

Closing date to apply: 26 July, midnight

Interviews: w/c 5 August

Start date with Carnegie Trust: 2 September

On campus induction: 6 September

Teaching begins: w/c 9 September

How to apply

Send your CV and a cover letter (max. 1 page) explaining why you wish to apply to [email protected], by 26th July midnight.