Grants and SPF Administrator

Salary: £27,000 per annum – subject to skills and experience

Hours of work: 37.5 hours a week over five days

Hybrid working for the foreseeable future with regular attendance to the office at least 2 days a week

The Royal Free Charity is seeking an ambitious and talented grants and SPF administrator to join their grants and services team.

The role

The grants and SPF administrator will report to the grants manager.

This is a varied role supporting the team by providing administrative support. You will provide support for the end-to-end grants management cycle, including liaising with applicants on the status of their applications and support committee meetings. You will also liaise with grant holders on the monitoring of their awards.

The team

The Grants Department sits within the Grants and Services Directorate. We work strategically with the RFL to align funding with objectives and priority areas. The department allocates grant funding to RFL and University College London through its grant programmes. Furthermore, we oversee expenditure from Special Purpose Funds (SPFs). We want to significantly develop our research and grant funding and are expanding the team to reflect this ambition.


The Royal Free Charity stands at the threshold of its most important period of development.

Our vision is for everyone served by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) to have access to world-leading healthcare, delivered by a thriving workforce, and driven by medical research that has a global impact. We support the 10,000 staff of the RFL and their 1.6 million patients across Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free hospitals and more than 30 NHS services.

Through the services we provide, and the programmes and equipment we fund, we make a profound and immediate difference to patients’ experiences of care.

Recruitment process

To apply for this post, send to [email protected] your:



Please note, that applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered for this role.

Closing date for application rolling

Interview date to be confirmed

You must be eligible to work in the UK

As an equal opportunities employer, the Royal Free Charity is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Royal Free Charity.

  • 25 days’ per year plus 3 days end of the year rest period between Christmas and New Year (business closed during the festive time) and the UK bank holidays. (or the pro rata equivalent for part-timers) which will increase to 30 days after 5 complete years of continuous employment (or the pro rata equivalent for part-timers).
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Complementary therapy massage
  • Indoor bicycle parking
  • Blue light card
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in service
  • London credit union
  • Enrolment into the pension scheme
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Other benefits

Should you require more information regarding this post, please contact our office at 020 7472 6677.

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