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Business Partnerships & Support
Manchester City Centre
Employment type
£22,000 - £25,000 (Pro rata)
Closing date

The Oglesby Charitable Trust is a well-known funder in the North West, and is supported by leading property company, Bruntwood, and the Oglesby family, who founded both the business and the charitable Trust. We are a creative and flexible funder, committed to listening to communities, and using all our resources - not just funds - to respond as effectively as we can.

Our funding priorities include Arts, Health, Environment and Social inequalities, but we are as interested in the work that takes place across these categories as the work that sits squarely within them. As an independent funder, we have the flexibility to be able to commit to long term, strategic activity as well as to respond to pressing, critical needs. 

This is a rare opportunity for someone with great organisational skills, a strong sense of social purpose, and, ideally, a non-profit or social impact background to join and support our small team.

Job purpose: 

We are looking for a well organised Coordinator who is passionate about making a difference in our communities, and about supporting our small funding team to grow our impact. 

This is a part time role, at 22.5 hours per week. Ideally, these hours will be worked over three whole, fixed days (Monday to Wednesday) but we are open to discussing alternative patterns with you.

What’s key for us:

Due to the variation of duties in the role it’s key that you’re inquisitive and enjoy balancing different kinds of tasks. We think that someone who is an effective administrator with an eye for detail, who can help make connections between people, and who’s also comfortable helping develop new projects would have a great mix of skills for this role. 

What you’ll be doing: 

Working in a small team, the new post holder will be responsible for the following: 


  • Arranging and supporting meetings with applicants
  • Managing our monitoring report cycle
  • Preparing for a new end of year impact report (October 2023)
  • Organising grant payments
  • Arranging and supporting internal meetings, including Trustee Board meetings by making room bookings, taking minutes and running standard reports
  • Working with Bruntwood’s Salesforce team to ensure our systems meet our needs
  • Looking after the OCT email inbox and dealing with enquiries


  • Being our central contact person for grant applicants, grantholders, colleagues and other contacts
  • Meeting weekly with the Trust team to plan ahead and report back
  • Following up charity meeting actions (making introductions, providing supporting information, recording meeting summaries)
  • Implementing changes to the website and updating it regularly
  • Compiling OCT-related news online and connecting charities and Bruntwood with this.


  • Support new work by conducting desktop research, and disseminating conclusions to the team.


  • Funding Plus: support our work with Bruntwood colleagues and its suppliers and customers to develop the offer to charities, creating a vibrant and well-subscribed programme
  • Small Green Grants programme: working alongside the Trust Manager, develop and implement a small grant programme, focusing on climate change action in non-environmental charities.

We understand that everyone is different and we try to offer flexibility within the role. However, our standard benefits include the following: 

  • Flexible working hours - we’re open to discussing the 22.5 hour working pattern with you
  • 25 days holiday pro rata
  • Your birthday off
  • Up to 8% matched pension scheme
  • Free healthy breakfast
  • Free access to an onsite gym

We’ve recently updated our website with our new Purpose Framework, which we hope will give you more of a flavour of who we are, how we work and what’s important to us. We hope too that it might show how each of us can play a role in Creating Thriving Communities.2