Futures Lab Coordinator | £24-26k | Major UK Charity | Central London

Salary: £26,000 (per annum)
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Customer Service, Human Resources, Marketing, Secretarial & Business Admin, Charities, Research & Analysis

Based in the UK, our client is a major charity with a vision of a world free from poverty.This is a permanent job with a starting salary of £24-26k per annum.

How you can expect to spend your day;

The company's mission has always remained clear - to be the disruptor for social justice and change. They've successfully raised awareness for the causes that help to support this vision year on year with the support of those who also believe in what they do. In order to continue to have a positive impact on the lives of people who they want to change, they need to transform, and that means starting a new chapter.

This year they set up their brand new Futures Lab, which will support a group of organisations they currently fund to becoming fitter and ready for the future.

To achieve this, The Futures Lab is looking for a Coordinator who will support the Lab's two Co-Directors & work across the portfolio of grants and initiatives & experiments they run. This is an opportunity to work across the company's current portfolio of grants in the UK & Internationally.

You are passionate about social change, well-organised, a great communicator and have a basic understanding of grantmaking with knowledge of funding/innovation. You want to build your experience and skills in these areas.

Your role will involve providing management and support for organisations they fund, analysing reports they receive, general admin support, managing inbound enquiries and queries and providing feedback to funding applicants. You will work with colleagues to coordinate their work, as well as identify stories that can be documented and shared with partners, colleagues and the public as examples of success.

Your day-to-day tasks will include learning about the following.


Enquiries: Manage all enquiries and queries around their work from the existing portfolio of grants.


Manage: Read and analyse reports from grantees about their funded work and recognising where to escalate them to the Co-Directors.


Support: Provide general administrative support to the Futures Lab including maintaining oversight of their plans


Delivery: Get involved in identified areas of The Futures Lab's work. Actively participate in collaborative cross-functional working both within the Impact and Investment department and across the wider organisation.


Reporting: Lead on pulling information and data together for reporting within the company & in line with reporting deadlines, liaising with colleagues as required.


Demonstrating impact: Proactively identify stories that can be documented and shared with as examples of success.


Your own development: take personal responsibility for ongoing personal and professional development, developing innovation, viability & different approaches to grant-making, alongside a broad understanding of how social change happens.


The ideal intern's personality and qualifications;


Degree educated


Strong project management and data analysis skills


A proactive professional able to use their initiative effectively to add value


Good relationship management skills


Collaborative, cross-functional approach that engages stakeholders


Excellent attention to detail, time management, and organisation skills


Good communication skills, written and oral


A positive and fun individual with a "can do" attitude


Basic understanding of best practice and effective grant management, funding and innovation


Experience of designing, implementing and managing processes


Solid IT literacy in Excel, MS Windows, MS Office and Outlook



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