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Grants Officer

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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We are delighted to be recruiting for a Grants Officer to join our growing team. Working as part of a team of Grants Officers, you will play a key role in enhancing the long-term sustainability and growth of Mary’s Meals. Working in close collaboration with our National Affiliates and relationship managers, you will be producing proposals for philanthropic opportunities, partnerships, foundations and institutional donors, to meet the needs of our existing donor base and capitalise on growth opportunities that arise.

You will be responsible for developing compelling funding proposals and writing reports for a range of major donors. In this fast paced and varied role, you will build strong relationships with our Affiliates across the world, will support grant management and identify and research prospective opportunities for programme funding.

Other key duties include:

  • Assisting National Affiliates in establishing a portfolio of long-term partnerships that provide sustainable income for our feeding programmes.
  • Collating, assessing and relaying key information for reports and proposals.
  • Managing deadlines for donor proposals, applications and reporting.
  • Supporting the development of the Mary’s Meals suite of products and materials that communicate our strategy and attract funding and promoting their use across the network.
  • Contributing to the development and coordination of organisational systems and processes for the completion of funding proposals and reports.


With exceptional organisational skills, you will be comfortable working across multiple projects and coordinating contributions across all parts of the organisation and will bring relevant experience of designing and developing compelling funding proposals. You will have fantastic writing skills with the ability to tailor your approach to a variety of audiences and bring the impact of our work, and our story, to life. You will be a confident in your communications and will have the ability to engage in a variety of interactions with colleagues across the movement. You will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across the global family and your work will make a tangible difference to the lives of children in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 2.2 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals, in their place of education.

We are a values driven organisation, we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.

We have a remote-first approach to work and are happy for you to work remotely and flexibly, in a way that best supports your work life balance, we also have an office near Glasgow city centre for those who live nearby and would like to work from here occasionally or on a regular basis.

Closing date: Monday 5th December 2022