Preserves historic sites and buildings in England.

Grants Assistant

Job Description

Applications closed: 
July 16, 2023
Posted on: 
June 21, 2023

The Grants Assistant will support the Grants & Trusts fundraising team in relation to funding enquiries, applications, reports, cultivation and stewardship activity. This will provide a unique opportunity to learn about fundraising by assisting in the preparation of high-quality applications to trusts and foundations, bids to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and other statutory funders, reports and payment claims.


The role provides opportunities to visit spectacular heritage sites, engage with English Heritage teams across departments, and build valuable knowledge and expertise of fundraising for the heritage sector, including from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The role is part of the Grants & Trusts team within the Development Department and is based in the London office at 100 Wood Street EC2V 7AN. We are committed to a hybrid and flexible working model which includes the option to work from home as well as the office. In consultation with your line manager, you are able to decide how and where you work most productively under our hybrid working model.

Job Requirements

You will be self-motivated and use your own initiative to achieve agreed goals. You will also have exceptional attention to detail and be confident working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and in coordinating multiple projects.

We would be delighted to hear from you, if you would like to talk to us about this role before you apply, please contact Hannah Hamblin, Senior Grants & Trusts Manager, at

Everyone is welcome at English Heritage and we are always looking for people who reflect the diversity of the country today, to help us make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve. From remote sites to inner city monuments, from regional teams to our Head Office, the diversity of our teams is critical to making sure our heritage is inclusive, exciting and accessible.

We continually look for new ways to promote the past in a way that is inclusive to all and that celebrates the cultural diversity of England's heritage. By joining English Heritage, you will be part of a charity that is already on an exciting journey to tell everyone's story.

You can find out more about us and what we do here, here. Meet some of our People and hear about why they enjoy working with us here

You'll find it's a workplace like no other - taking you behind the scenes of these extraordinary sites and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference.

By joining us, you'll enjoy the rewards of a great team environment in inspiring locations, helping to make our sites a wonderful place to visit. You'll also be joining our charity, which through our 400+ historic monuments, buildings and sites, brings the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year.

Benefits include:

-The opportunity to progress your career within the heritage sector;

-Apprenticeship opportunities

-Subscriptions to professional bodies

-Free access to all English Heritage sites for you another adult and up to 6 children (under 18 in the family group)

-25% discount in our shops and cafes;

-Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Shared Parental leave

-25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays pro rata rising to 28 days after 3 years, with the option to buy additional leave

-Matched pension contributions up to a maximum of 10% which can be paid via salary exchange or salary deduction

-Flexible hours

First round interviews will be held on Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 July, which can be on Microsoft Teams or in person at 100 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AN, depending on candidates' preference.

Second round interviews will be held on 31 July and 1 August, and will be in person at 100 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AN.

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