We are hiring a Fellowship Officer

We are hiring a Fellowship Officer

We're looking for a new member of staff to provide one-to-one support and guidance to our Fellows from when they are awarded until they they have completed their international research.

The role

All our Fellows are given comprehensive, person-centred support during the planning and research phases of their Fellowships. You will guide them through planning their research and travels to ensure they are able to make the most of the Fellowship opportunity, by reviewing their research and travel plans, evaluating requests for deferrals and putting forward their research itineraries for approval by the Fellowship Manager.

As part of this valuable support, you will also review Fellows’ receipts for flight costs, accommodation and miscellaneous payments and arrange reimbursements, submitting payments for the Fellowship Manager’s approval. You will liaise with our travel supplier, ensuring all bookings are correct.

You will be responsible for recording each Fellow’s itineraries, invoices, payments, and additional information on Salesforce.

The Fellowship Officer is an integral part of the Fellowship selection process: supporting applicants with Fellowship queries via email and telephone, creating video guidance for them, managing the distribution of digital panel packs to our panel members and assisting the wider team in eligibility, reference and safeguarding checks for shortlisted applicants. You will support in the administration of the Fellowship selection interviews and assist with informing successful applicants of their Fellowship.

You will also contribute to supporting events as part of the Fellowship Team, such as facilitating break-out groups at the New Fellows Seminar, assisting with the yearly travel and research advice webinar for new Fellows, and the overall preparation and running of the biennial Award Ceremony.

Our requirements

  • Experience of working with databases/CRM, preferably Salesforce.
  • Excellent prioritisation skills and the ability to manage competing demands.
  • Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills for communicating face-to-face, in writing and by telephone with individuals at all levels.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Able to work well in a team.
  • Ideally, we are seeking experience with grantmaking, and a strong, broad interest in current affairs, policy and the challenges facing the UK today.

The practicalities

  • The role is for 4 days per week (30 hours) and our standard working hours are 9.30am to 5pm. We are open to discussing flexible working.
  • Salary is £26,400 p.a. (full-time equivalent £33,000) depending on experience.
  • The role is offered as an 18-month fixed term contract.
  • The role is a hybrid of office and home working. You will be expected to be in our Westminster office for a minimum of 4 to 6 days a month for team building and collaboration. At certain times of the year, it will be necessary to be in the office more, for example when our applications close, during our interview period and in the run up to events.
  • Generous benefits package including 10% employer pension contributions and 25 days’ holiday

To apply

Please send your CV together with a covering letter outlining how you meet our requirements via Charity Jobs (do not email our office direct). The deadline for applications is 26th September.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified on 3rd October. First interviews will be held in our offices in Westminster on 6th October.

Equity, diversity and inclusion are core to the values and ethos of the charity’s work across all activities. The Churchill Fellowship is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.