The Wolfson Foundation is a charity that awards grants to support excellence in the fields of science, health, education and the arts & humanities. In 2019 we allocated some £40m in grants.

We are recruiting a key role for Wolfson: our Head of Grants. The post reports directly to the Chief Executive, line manages a team of five and will oversee all of our grant programmes and policies, helping to deliver the organisation’s new strategic framework which will be launched at the start of 2020.

The successful applicant will have an enthusiasm for the work of Wolfson and experience in at least one of the sectors in which we work. They will ideally have some experience of funding and, in particular, of the peer review process.

Essential skills include the ability to think strategically across the breadth of Wolfson’s work; juggle multiple, competing deadlines; and review and assess large amounts of information at pace.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, both for representing the organisation externally and for ensuring smooth internal working, and the confidence to work with senior stakeholders across the full breadth of the sectors that Wolfson supports.

You will be part of our senior management team, and it would be beneficial to have at least two years’ management experience as well as high levels of diplomacy and discretion.

See the full job description.

Applicants should apply by emailing a cover letter and CV to the Chief Executive at by 9am on Wednesday 29 January 2020.  

The Foundation is able to offer £60k – £70k as part of a competitive remuneration package, including private health insurance and pension contribution. This will be discussed further at interview.