Assistant Grants Manager

£20,500 per annum
30 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Ecorys UK has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Grants Manager to join the Erasmus+ team based in Birmingham. This is a full time, twelve month fixed-term contract, with a salary of £20,500 per annum plus benefits.

About the team:

Ecorys is a leading provider of research, evaluation, programme management and communications services working servicing large public sector organisations around the world. At present, our largest programme is Erasmus+.

Erasmus+ is a large EU education programme providing funding opportunities for international exchange and linking for all sectors of education, training and youth across Europe and beyond. The programme is worth €940m to the UK over 7 years, from 2014 to 2020. The UK National Agency for Erasmus+ is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. We manage the delivery of Erasmus+ in the UK including promoting the programme, offering advice to applicants, managing the assessment and selection of applications, and providing support to funded beneficiaries.

The Erasmus+ programme supports activities in education, training, youth and sport in all fields of lifelong learning including higher education, vocational education and training, adult education, schools, and youth activities. Ecorys is responsible for supporting the vocational education and training, adult education as well as parts of the youth field and communications for the overall programme.

About the role:

The Assistant Grants Manager role provides administrative and project support to the Erasmus+ programme and projects with the overall aim being to assist in an effective ‘customer journey’ for projects in line with the annual Work Programme, Guide for NAs (National Agencies) and contract with the British Council.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Grants Manager will include:

- Process data and conducting checks of financial and monitoring information including:

- Help ensure effective financial management and compliance with European Commission Financial Regulations for projects across the programme.

- Maintain complete project files and ensure the effective filing and storage of records (electronic and hard copy).

- Provide support in preparing and running conferences and seminars including:

- Receiving and entering booking forms into spread sheets and databases; and

- Providing reception support at conferences and seminar venues.

- Provide support to functional specialists and advisory / sectoral leads as necessary.

- Support the processing of Tier 5 applications as required.

The ideal Assistant Grants Manager

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

- Good interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.

- Good financial management experience and attention to detail.

- Good English (written and verbal).

- Excellent organisational and administrative skills with keen attention to detail.

- Excellent IT skills: knowledge of MS Office – Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook.

- Ability to format reports, run mail merges, prepare presentations and create spreadsheets is desirable.

- Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, to work flexibly and multi-task.

- Experience of assisting and organising events.

- Experience of EU or national funding administration, management and monitoring would be desirable.

- Willingness to travel occasionally throughout UK and work outside normal office hours, including occasional nights away from home would be desirable.

- Ability in other European Union languages would be desirable.

This role will occasionally involve travel throughout the UK and Europe as well as working outside normal office hours including nights away from home.

Why work for Ecorys:

Working for Ecorys is an opportunity to work with dedicated people on meaningful programmes that have an impact on people’s lives across Europe and beyond. We’re a socially responsible, employee-owned organisation that gives 1% of our profits to charity each year and you’ll be part of a large international group with offices worldwide.


There is a salary available of £20,500 per annum.

In addition, we offer employees 25 days holiday per year, a performance bonus, a pension and more.

The closing date for this role is 11 September 2017. Interviews will take place on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September 2017. Successful candidates will be asked to complete an application form.

Why not click ‘apply’ today? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join a global group as our Assistant Grants Manager