Grants Administrator (Part-time Maternity Cover)


Salary: Up to £20/hour for a 21 hour week

Closing date: 7th February 2021


The Peter Harrison Foundation’s Grants Administrator will be on maternity leave from mid-April 2021. A part-time administrator with experience of charitable grant giving is sought to cover the period of her absence, for nine months or up to one year.

The Peter Harrison Foundation was established by Peter Harrison KGCN CBE in 1999. It is governed by a board of family trustees, has net assets of over £48 million and makes grants to good causes of about £2 million annually. Grant giving is focused on three broad areas of need:

  • Opportunities for self-development through participation in sport, including sport for disadvantaged and disabled people;
  • Care of children and young people with special needs; and
  • Education, with a particular interest in supporting Harrison Scholarships and capital development at Reigate Grammar School.


Reporting to the Foundation Director as part of a small team, the Administrator has an essential role in supporting these grant giving programmes including database input and maintenance, correspondence with applicants and benefiting charities, ensuring that files are up to date and in good order, dealing with enquiries and initial grant applications and maintenance of the Foundation’s website.

The successful candidate will have substantial office management experience, preferably within the charity sector and ideally with a grant making organisation. He or she will be self-motivated and able to work independently, be a good communicator in writing and have a friendly and diplomatic telephone manner. Some knowledge or previous experience of the grant making database Benefactor would be an advantage and a demonstrable facility with MS Office and other modern IT systems essential. An affinity for the work of the Foundation and a regard for the needs of others will also be important. 

Incidental benefits include free car parking, immediate proximity to Reigate station, an opportunity for flexible working and fifteen days holiday (25 days pro-rata).


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How to apply

Please refer to the detailed job description and person specification and apply no later than 7th February with a detailed CV and covering letter stating what relevant experience and skills you would bring to this opportunity. Applications should be submitted by email to