Grant Writer (f/m/d)

Grant Writer (f/m/d)

locationLondon, UK
remotePartly remote
PublishedPublished: 26.9.2022
Full time
Mid-senior level

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀

It’s not easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. But we take care of everyone who works here with everything from coaching to personal budgets and pay highly competitively.

You’ll be joining a company that’s having a huge impact on people’s lives with a culture where you can be yourself, have fun and progress rapidly.


About the role

We’re looking for a Grant Writer to join the Partnerships team and help grow donations to The Beam Foundation, Beam’s partner charity: high-impact work that will directly change the lives of more homeless people and refugees.

While you’ll spend most of your time scouring the web for relevant grant opportunities, writing successful grant applications and reporting on the grants we’ve received, you’ll also have opportunities to dabble in analytics, communications, finance and organisational strategy depending on your development interests. It’s a great starting point for people beginning their journey with Beam, or their career more generally, and we’re open to hearing from a wide range of experiences.


You’ll be

  • Excited at becoming a grant writing master, pushing out high-quality applications at speed

  • An integral member of the Partnerships team, leading on grant writing but also contributing to the team’s expansion strategy

  • The go-to person for submitting high-quality written work at Beam, including support on Government bid writing, business cases, Beam communications and much more!


You are

  • Obsessive about detail and accuracy

  • Someone who loves to write clear and concise copy

  • A speedy learner, always adapting and improving your writing and work based on feedback

  • A systems thinker who enjoys soaking up deep pools of new information

  • Able to enjoy working independently

  • Excited about the possibilities of technology transforming the lives of some of society’s most disadvantaged


You’ll need

  • Strong and demonstrable writing skills

  • An analytical mind and drive to continuously improve

  • A growth mindset and hunger to learn


What great looks in one year

  • You’ll have proactively identified new funding opportunities, and owned the entire process from crafting successful grant applications to detailed, timely reporting

  • You’ll have secured over £500k for The Beam Foundation: a sum of money that will transform the lives of well over 100 homeless people or refugees

  • You’ll have created and honed systems for the Partnerships team that maximise quality and efficiency as the team grows

  • You’ll have provided strategic insight to the Partnerships team, helping Beam identify new areas of growth


About Beam

We’re a team of over 50 working from our beautiful coworking space in Moorgate and from home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from the Queen!) and we’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London, according to WIRED magazine. We’re also proud to be rated a top company to work for Escape the City, Tempo and The Dots.

We’re committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here and we love to hear from ethnic minority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage. 63% of people we support are from ethnic minority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we serve these people best when we’re a diverse and inclusive team.


Our benefits

  • Salary of £25-35k

  • EMI-qualifying share options

  • Annual company retreat

  • A laptop – choose between a MacBook Air or PC

  • £500 personal development budget

  • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs

  • Weekly team lunch in our Moorgate office

  • Hundreds of perks, discounts and freebies from Perkbox

  • Free subscription to Calm meditation app

  • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme

  • Unlimited holiday (we recommend ~25 days + Bank Holidays per year)

  • Hybrid working from our Moorgate office or at home (2 days in the office, 3 from home)

  • Your own financial wellbeing coach, through Bippit

  • 1:1 workplace coaching with More Happi


Application process

For the Bid Writer role, we have a three-stage interview process, giving you plenty of time to learn about Beam while we get to know you.


  1. 60-minute video call with our Bids Manager

  2. Timed practical test, giving you a better sense of the role

  3. Final culture and values meetings with members of the Beam team


Please note:

We are accepting rolling applications for this role, with no fixed close date.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide visa sponsorship to candidates.

Years of experience

  • Mid-senior level