Submitted by nick.gazard on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 10:02

Please note: This role is now closed for applications.

Thank you for your interest in the post of Grants & Services Officer at Clergy Support Trust. This is an exciting time to be joining us as we embark on our new strategic plan for 2022-25.

This follows a period of growth over the last few years, where we have tripled the number of clergy families helped. Due to this growth, we are seeking a new Grants & Services Officer to join our expanding team, providing support and guidance to our beneficiaries.

You will help us to support Anglican clergy and their families with:

  • Financial support grants of up to £3,000 per clergy household per year.
  • Emergency grants of up to £500 per clergy household for sudden, unexpected costs.
  • Health grants where NHS treatment is unavailable or waiting lists are unreasonable.
  • Wellbeing grants of a more preventative nature, such as for holidays and sabbaticals.
  • Debt support for clergy families struggling with unsustainable levels of personal debt.

How to apply

Download and read the Application Pack (PDF), which includes the job description and person specification.

Please email the following to the Director of Charitable Services, Sarah Crombie, on

  • Covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification (please provide specific examples in your supporting statement)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed Criminal Record Declaration form - download in PDF or Word format

Closing date

Please apply by 1pm, Monday 28th February 2022.

About us

Clergy Support Trust is an inclusive and supportive organisation. We warmly welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and believe a diverse workforce leads to fresh ideas and creative thinking, as well as reflecting our diverse beneficiary base across the UK and Europe.  If you are keen to join to small and friendly team where your decisions will positively impact clergy families, then we’d love to hear from you.

Established in 1655, Clergy Support Trust is the largest and oldest charity supporting clergy and their families, with investment assets of over £130 million.  In 2021 the charity gave out grants totalling £3.1 million to over 1,610 individual clergy households facing hardship or other difficulties. Our aim over the next few years is to expand our support further, especially on preventative support, including an information hub and more interactive online support.

The Role (full details in the Application pack)

Working as part of a small but friendly staff team (14 staff), and within the grants team (currently 6 FTE staff), the post-holder will be responsible for dealing with grant-related enquiries, assessing grant applications in line with the grants policy and ensuring all grants are processed efficiently and professionally.

A growing part of the role is providing guidance, referrals and signposting to our support services (via various partnerships) to enable a true holistic approach to supporting our beneficiaries. Our charitable activities are focused on Anglican clergy and their families, so we are looking for a grants professional who is able to understand and empathise with the challenges of clergy life. We encourage applications from those of all religious beliefs and none.

We offer an attractive package of £30-35k (depending on experience), non-contributory pension equal to 10% of gross annual salary, 35-hour week and flexi-time policy. Working both at home and in our spacious Westminster office, the expectation for this role includes at least two days per week in the London office.

Download the Application Pack