Current Vacancies 

Contract and Funding Coordinator 

Part time (20 hours per week)

Fixed Term Contract Up Until the End September 2021

Salary £22,948 pro rata


This is an opportunity to be involved with Cruse Bereavement Care Birmingham at an exciting time; be a key team member who will help implement modernising financial arrangements, and support a committed, enthusiastic, and hard-working team.

An opportunity has arisen to support the Cruse Birmingham Area.  The role involves ensuring the successful management of Cruse Birmingham’s funding contracts and making applications for grant funding from local and national grant making bodies.

The role is varied and will include line managing our local helpline team, collating data, producing reports, and representing Cruse at a variety of internal and external meetings. The role is currently home based because of COVID-19 restrictions.    

The closing date for this role is Monday 8th February 2021 at 5pm, with interviews arranged for the 12th February 2021 via Zoom.

Your application must consist of a CV and covering letter, which outlines your suitability for the role and should be no longer than two pages.  Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.

Cruse welcomes and encourages applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.

Applications to be sent to: by the 8th February at 5pm.

Job Description and Person Specification


Job Title: Contract and Funding Coordinator

Location: Birmingham Branch

Responsible to: West Midlands Hub Manager

Responsible for: Triage Team

Hours: 20 hours per week, to be worked flexibly in accordance with the needs of the branch

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until end of September 2021

Salary: £22,948 pro-rata




Purpose of the Post

To support the Cruse Birmingham Branch to coordinate the delivery of services for a CCG contract.

To undertake grant funding applications, and support and liaise with fundraising volunteers

To support and liaise with the area treasurer.


Key responsibilities and duties


Main tasks:


Area organisation


  • Implement and monitor Area Plans, producing quarterly monitoring reports, following up agreed actions.  

  • Attend the Area Management Committee and other appropriate meetings.

  • Support and liaise with the area treasurer.


Contract Management


  • Complete statistical and other required reports for funders

  • Represent Cruse at meetings with partners and the CCG.


Staff management

  • Supervision and management of the Birmingham triage team.

Income generation 

  • Managing contracts with commissioning bodies,

  • Develop grant application bids.                  

  • Preparing and submit fundraising applications, liaising with the Central Office fundraising team as appropriate.

  • Cost funding applications   

External / internal relationships.

  • Network with statutory agencies particularly GP consortia, voluntary, community, and private sector organisations to develop partnerships and exchange information. 

  • Develop effective and supportive working relationships with Central, National/Regional and other Area staff and volunteers


Other duties


  • Understand that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and be prepared to report concerns as they arise in line with Cruse policies and procedures.

  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the post.





Essential experience

  • Collation and analysis of statistics for funders and management committee

  • Managing small team

  • Experience of attending meetings and delivering contract updates.

  • Completing funding applications  

  • Basic understanding of accounting practices


Desirable experience

  • Working with both staff and volunteers

  • Understanding of the impact of bereavement

  • Clear understanding of Cruse policies and procedures



  • Knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector and the issues that may arise when working with volunteers.

  • Understanding of public sector commissioning

  • Budget planning and management



  • Effective organisational, planning and time management.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to network effectively and be an ambassador for Cruse at External meetings

  • Excellent written and oral communication

  • Effective IT skills, including good working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and the ability to present via Zoom and Teams.

  • Bid writing


Personal attributes

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage a significant workload.

  • Ability to motivate and support staff and volunteers.

  • Willingness to be flexible and help in a broad range of tasks that furthers the aims of Cruse.

  • Motivated and enthusiastic attitude to work.

  • Good networker

  • Ability to function well in an environment where bereavement issues are constantly under discussion.



  • Commitment to Cruse Bereavement Care’s mission, vision and values

  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity