Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £40,632 to £42,609 40632 - PO3
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Chief Executive's
Chief Executive Office
Closing date

The Policy and Strategic Delivery Team leads the delivery of the broadest cross cutting objectives of the Council  helping to set the strategic vision for Hackney and influence delivery across the whole borough through high quality evidence based policy,developed in partnership. Ensuring emerging and critical cross council agendas are coherently progressed, delivered and mainstreamed across the whole organisation is a central role as well as providing direct support to services across the Council in a range of areas; from change and service redesign to inclusive leadership and other critical organisational imperatives. 

The team provides collaborative and creative leadership and direction in identifying and delivering lasting solutions to the borough’s biggest challenges, championing inclusion and equality, providing leadership in the process to ensure that tackling key inequalities particularly racism and poverty, is front and centre of the council’s work. Another important aspect of the work is overseeing the development of a corporate framework for change and transformation, working closely with other service areas, particularly ICT, managing the wider change architecture for the Council.

The Grants Team 

The Grants Team sits within the Policy and Strategic Delivery Team and ensures that the Council’s investment supports our corporate priorities and the Council’s Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy. All aspects of grant making for the Council’s Community Grants Programme are managed as well as managing grants on behalf of other teams and helping services to manage other forms of subsidy and support, e.g. discretionary rates relief. The team has been central to the Council’s response to Covid-19 working collaboratively and at pace to ensure that funding reaches organisations that have led the community response and have been critical to the protection of vulnerable residents during the pandemic.

The Role

The Grants Team was reviewed in 2019 and a new structure was created following the adoption of the current Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy. The role of Senior Grants and Investment Officer supports the successful implementation of the strategy by helping to develop and apply a new set of principles for the focus of our investment as well as the way it is managed through our relationships with the sector.

The Senior Grants and Investment Officer is a key role working collaboratively within the team and with internal and external stakeholders, to design funding streams and to create strategic connections between the programme and wider activity.  With lead responsibility for end to end management of grant funding streams including their financial management, the post also contributes to the design and delivery of grant assessment and allocation processes. Working within a very live and dynamic environment the postholder will be managing demanding, ongoing funding streams as well as dealing with incoming queries and requests for information and supporting strategic development. 

You will need to draw on excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills.  Collaboration and partnership working will be key so you will also need to build a high level of professional credibility, in order to influence, develop and manage relationships at all levels across the Council and partner organisations. You will need to be flexible and adaptable and able to work on a number of different areas of work at any one time. The ability to work across and make decisions on a range of policy and operational activities is essential.

Please contact Lisa Atamian, Grants and Investment Manager for an informal conversation on 0208 356 5563. 

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now!

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.


Closing date for applications: Sunday 12 December 2021

Interview date: W/C 3 January 2022 

Tests are planned that will include an assessment of candidates’ ability to manage and interpret budgets and data.

 We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: