Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Funding Programme Manager 212292 - Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation

Closing date

25 July 2024

Employment type



£53,000 - £57,000 / year
This role will work across the three Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charities: Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity, Evelina London Children’s Charity and Guy’s Cancer Charity. Working closely with managers and officers supporting each charity this Funding Programme Manager will provide additional resource and resilience within the small, high-functioning team, across four key areas 1) grant management, 2) evaluation and learning 3) project development and 4) project management.  

Key Responsibilities

Grant development, management and delivery 
  • Working closely with the Funding Managers for each of our three charities, provide additional support across the end-to-end grant-making process, including development and delivery of projects in a wide range of size and scope delivering impact across Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.  
  • Proactively develop and manage a pipeline of funding proposals, working with Trust colleagues to support the development of ideas and high-quality proposals. 
  • Support development and delivery of funding streams and opportunities relevant to the needs of the Trust and as a means of attracting impactful projects from a range of staff, including annual open call-outs.  
  • Carry out the assessment of proposals for fit and to identify strengths/weaknesses and work with applicants to address these in order to prepare applications for plans for submission for funding approval. 
  • Work in partnership with grant holders on implementation of projects, for example, by joining steering groups or advising on barriers encountered within projects to promote effective delivery. 
Learning, systems and evaluation 
  • Support reporting, evaluation and learning processes to understand the impact of our funding better, working with our Evaluation & Learning Lead to support implementation of evaluation and learning strategy.  
  • Support and advise grant holders on reporting requirements. 
  • Analyse reporting received from grantholders on a regular basis, synthesising learning, data and progress into digestible content that can be used by communications and fundraising colleagues as well as internally within the Funding Team.  
  • Support the production and circulation of reports to relevant internal departments and Trust forums. 
  • Collate high-quality data and use it to draw insights to identify areas where there are opportunities to increase spend of charitable donations. 
  • Work with colleagues to ensure our systems and processes are effective, accessible and user friendly, in line with best practice across the sector and in other comparable industries. 
Project management  
  • Provide focused end-to-end project management within the team to aid the delivery of cross-team projects and delivery of strategically significant and more complex funded projects across the three charities.   
Project development 
  • Working closely with Funding Managers, Trust and Fundraising colleagues, develop content and proposals for fundraising purposes based on projects in development pipeline and approved by relevant funding committees.  
  • Establish and implement ways of working with fundraising colleagues across both high value and public fundraising teams to ensure proposals are accurate, inspiring and fundraisable.  
Increasing engagement 
  • Liaison with our communications and fundraising teams to devise and promote effective ways of working, including sourcing and sharing information and building collaborative approaches to projects. 
  • Maximise the networking opportunities by attending Trust events and meetings and developing a network of contacts that will extend the work of our NHS Charities across the Trust. 
Governance and compliance 
  • Ensure compliance with Charity requirements including working with applicants, grant holders and special purpose fund holders. This will include problem solving to resolve areas of non-compliance and managing sensitive relationships to retain engagement. 
  • Work with the internal Charity and Fundraising colleagues plus operational colleagues in the Trust to address compliance issues and troubleshoot to find solutions. 
Other responsibilities 
  • On occasion take on additional responsibilities relating to individual charities to cover for relevant Funding Managers.  
  • Contribute to the operational and strategic development of our NHS Charities work, including through over-arching and corporate projects. 
  • Undertake other duties which may from time to time be requested by the Trust Funding Director and of Heads of Department 

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

Skills, abilities, and attributes: 
  • Must possess good project management and analytical skills. 
  • Ambitious, curious and determined individual – setting high standards and achieving these, including through a culture of honest and constructive feedback. 
  • Clear and confident communicator with the ability to engage a wide range of audiences. 
  • A good understanding of organisational dynamics – including business planning, financial reporting, performance management and governance. 
  • Focused on outcomes – with the persistence to achieve these. 
  • Clear thinker – able to segment problems into constituent pieces, pair with meaningful data and work back up to provide holistic solutions. 
  • Excellent influencer – persuasive in situations without direct levers to pull. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – with a proven ability to developing relationships, motivate others, and maintain the trust of a range of both internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Considered judgement – with good ‘nous’. 
  • An understanding of, and ability to articulate, the ‘above and beyond’ role of charitable funding compared to NHS ‘standard practice’. 
  • Analytical, resourceful and proactive, with initiative and problem-solving focus. 
  • Passion for excellence in health and healthcare. 
  • An ability to work creatively and flexibly in a small team, supporting other colleagues, and with a strong personal commitment to learning and improvement. 
Knowledge, experience and qualifications: 
  • Project management  
  • Evaluation, learning and knowledge transfer  
  • A track record of using data to support insights and solutions. 
  • Proven experience of engaging a wide range of stakeholders in a concise, credible, and articulate manner. 
  • Proven track record of an organised methodical approach to work, combining numerical accuracy with attention to detail and an ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Knowledge of developments in healthcare and the NHS to understand the priorities of NHS colleagues. 
  • Experience in service/business development. 
  • Experience in health or related fields. 
  • Experience in user-focused approaches. 
  • A consultancy or other professional services. 


  • Up to 12% employer pension contributions
  • Annual personal development budget
  • Annual health and wellbeing personal allowance
  •  Enhanced maternity, paternity, and parental leave pay accessible without length of service requirements.
  • Health and wellbeing programme that offers optional free yearly health check-ups.
  • Support for healthy eating via fruit bowls and onsite lunch facilities. 
  • Agile working, flexible hours, and supportive IT kit. 
  • Shower facilities and bike lock area. 
  • Generous annual leave (27 days + bank holidays)
  • Subsidies for glasses
  • Employee Assistance Programme

At Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, we are dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of our work. Cultivating a highly skilled and diverse workforce is pivotal to fulfilling our mission. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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