Grants Officer

(fixed term post until 31 August 2020)
 Salary: £44,428 pa+ pension

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is a Quaker Trust which supports people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice.  We make grants to charities and other social change organisations, primarily in the UK.

We wish to appoint a Grants Officer to manage our grant making to groups in Northern Ireland. The post will be based at our office in York.

We are looking for a committed and self-starting person, with at least three years’ experience in the voluntary sector, capable of working in a small team and of managing relationships with a wide range of people. The successful applicant will have a personal commitment to the mission and values of the Trust.

The post is offered on a fixed term basis, as the Trust has recently come under new leadership and is expanding its staff team following a decision to increase grant spend.

The post is full time, 35 hours a week. We will consider a secondment from another grant-making organisation or operational charity, as it is an ideal opportunity for someone who would like to broaden their experience.  We will also consider a 0.8 fte appointment, compressed hours or job share applications.  The Trust offers a generous pension scheme, a pleasant working environment, and excellent terms and conditions.

The successful candidate needs to be available to start in post on Monday 25 November 2019.

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- How to apply 

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The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 13 October. Interviews will be held in York on Friday 18 October.


Independent Investment Advisor

The trustees of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust are seeking to appoint a new Independent Investment Advisor to assist us in pursuing our long-term investment strategy in relation to our endowment of approximately £240m.

As a Quaker Trust, we are clear that we cannot manage our investments in isolation and that the investments we make, and our behaviour as an investor, have a role in helping achieve the overall aims and objectives of the Trust. We are therefore looking for someone who not only has an investment management background but also a strong commitment to ethical and responsible investment.

We aspire to best practice in investment and were delighted to be named as one of the PRI Leader’s Group 2019.

The Investment Advisor reports to the Investment Committee through the Head of Finance. Our Investment Committee currently comprises of five members of JRCT’s board of trustees, together with three co-opted members. 

The Investment Advisor will be available for between 6 and 12 days a year, subject to review after one year, and will be remunerated at a charity rate.

The Investment Advisor will not be an institution although they may be institutionally based.  Authorisation under the Financial Services Act is not a pre-requisite of the post.

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The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust deeply values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to gender, race, age, religion and sexual orientation.

If you would like the information on paper, please contact Jackie Turpin on 01904 627810 or

Please note, applications should be submitted by email to

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 11 October 2019.

We expect the interviews will take place on Wednesday 30 October 2019.