Charity People are delighted to have partnered with Moorfields Eye Charity in their search for a Funding operations manager. This is an opportunity to combine grants management experience with helping delivery an exciting project to procure the charity’s first grants management system.

About Moorfields Eye Charity

Moorfields Eye Charity are the main grant-making and fundraising charity for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation and its academic partner University College of London (in particular the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology). The grant-making programmes support innovation in eye health and have an emphasis on building capacity and developing the careers of researchers and clinicians. Moorfields are also investing in pioneering research including a fully digital 3D printed prosthetic eye and harnessing artificial intelligence for eye health.

About the role

The newly created funding operations manager role is an exciting opportunity for a confident and experienced grants manager to lead the charity’s most strategic IT project to procure the charity’s first grants management system.

Working across the team you will lead on the scoping and procurement stages for the project and help to deliver its implementation plan. Harnessing your grant management experience, understanding of grants data, impact monitoring and reporting you will streamline the grant management processes, enhance the reporting and supporting the efficient delivery of their increasing grant-making activities.

This will be a varied role and will require you to be agile and work strategically. You will need to work collaboratively and establish effective working relationships across the teams the charity and with Moorfield’s Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL including their research and finance offices.

About you

We are looking for an individual with experience of grant management with an established track record ideally in a health or medical research charity. You may have a qualification in a biomedical sciences/health subject or research experience in an academic or clinical setting.

You will be interested in the operational side of grants management, have a good understanding of business processes and will have project management experience. You will have experience in using grant management systems and experience of reporting, analysing and monitoring grant programme data from various sources.

You will be an excellent communicator with an aptitude to influence and lead others in a confident and positive manner. Your ability to think creatively, plan, problem solve and implement decisions in an evolving and fast-paced environment will be key to your success in this role.

How to apply

Please send your CV to Kate at Charity People. If your application is successful, we’ll be in touch with further details and to arrange a phone or video call. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as interviews are happening on a rolling basis. We wish you all the best in your application.

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Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern

Salary: £39,439 to £46,401 pro rata

Contact type: Fixed term (18 months)

Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)

Benefits: Excellent package including 27 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata)

Reports to: Director of grants and research

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