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We’re looking for a Financial Risk Assessor

We're looking for a Financial Risk Assessor

Are you experienced in finance and passionate about helping communities across the UK? Well, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to join our amazing team as a Grants Financial Risk Assessor (Freelance).

You will be working for Global’s charity Make Some Noise, which is part of Global Goodness; harnessing the power and reach of our brands to support small charities across the UK. We believe everyone deserves to feel safe, feel well, feel included and feel prepared. That’s why we work across four key areas: providing shelter and safety, supporting physical and mental health, preventing isolation and improving life skills. We’re keeping crucial services going, such as food banks, domestic violence and mental health helplines, carer support, community projects and employment programmes. We’re proud to be a voice for small charities. We raise awareness of some of the biggest issues affecting our society by working with Global, the Media & Entertainment Group.

Role Title:

Freelance Grants Financial Risk Assessor


£40 per completed assessment


Availability between 28th June- 16th July 2021

Your commitment:

• Global’s Make Some Noise induction finance assessment framework training (1-hour video meeting)

• Up to 50 financial assessments of charity grant applicants over a 3-week period [28th June – 16th July 2021]. Finance assessments will take approximately 40 minutes to 1.5 hours to complete depending on complexity.

About the opportunity:

An opportunity to join the Global’s Make Some Noise Grants assessment team as a Grants Financial Risk Assessor (Freelance) for charity financial information, working with the Charities team at Global, the Media & Entertainment Group.

The Global’s Make Some Noise Grants assessment team are responsible for reading and scrutinising applications and additional assessment material to ensure charities are assessed fairly against our criteria, that any risk is measured and proportionate, that they have a great project to support and that Global’s Make Some Noise will be able to tell their story with impact during a fundraising campaign.

What you will be doing as a Financial Risk Assessor:

As a Grants Financial Risk Assessor (Freelance) you will work from home. You will be assessing up to 50 applications in approximately 3 weeks from the 28th June – 16th July. Your role will focus on applicant charities’ financial risk.

You will review a charity’s supporting financial information such as their annual accounts and management accounts alongside important information in their application form to assess the risk in this area. You will complete an excel based report and provide an overall risk score for finance using the Global’s Make Some Noise application risk framework provided to you.

To support you in your role you will receive an induction from the Charities team about how everything works, the type of information you will be looking at, the process for reviewing and attributing a risk score using your financial expertise, and the opportunity to ask any questions.

A short online meeting will be scheduled every week during the 3-week period to discuss any questions you have or specific assessments you are working on.

There will be an optional voluntary opportunity to attend our grants panels in July to observe the grant decision making process.

For this role you will need:

  • Accounting qualification or equivalent knowledge/experience
  • Up-to-date charity finance and accounting knowledge and experience
  • Good working knowledge of the charity SORP and FRS102
  • Knowledge of risk recording and risk management
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Strong time management and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Previous experience with reviewing grant funding applications (desirable)

You will also need to:

  • Take part in a 1-hour induction and training session
  • Have the capacity to assess up to 50 applications between 28th June and 16th July 2021

How to apply:

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and a short covering letter explaining why you are suited to this opportunity to [email protected] by no later than Wednesday 9th  June. Please include assessment capacity within the stated timeframes (e.g. capacity for up to 20/30/40/50 assessments).

If you have any questions about the role, please email [email protected].

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