Challenge Fund Project Assistant

Are you interested in the charity sector? Would you like to explore the impact of open data? We’re looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic Project Assistant to help take our work forward into its crucial next phase.

The role

We are looking for a Project Assistant to support the successful delivery of an exciting new project. This is a new role in our small and dedicated team and is crucial to building one of our core projects that we are launching shortly – the 360Giving Challenge Fund.

This is a part-time position (1-2 days a week) for six months, based in our London office. Some remote working would be considered. Some UK travel may also be required.

Salary: £24,000-28,000 pro rata, depending on experience.

Core responsibilities

Event organisation: Responsible for planning and executing workshops and events for the Challenge Fund project and assisting with organising other workshops and events we regularly hold. Tasks include managing logistics, bookings, invites and promotion of the events, as well as documenting and disseminating any learning.

Communications: Assisting with all communications for the Challenge Fund project, including:

Social media – Managing social media accounts and helping to promote the Challenge Fund and reach new audiences.
Blogs – Creating content for the 360Giving blog around the Challenge Fund project as well as editing new blogs and uploading them to the site.
Online Forum – Assisting with monitoring the 360Giving online discussion forum and creating more engagement around it as well as supporting community members with using it.

Capturing and disseminating learning: Assist the Project Manager with monitoring the ongoing engagement with and overall progress of the Challenge Fund project. Tasks include capturing outputs, impact and learning, both for internal purposes and for sharing with project partners and funders.

Role requirements

  • Organised self-starter with an eye for detail.
  • Great writing and editing skills.
  • Knowledge of managing different social media accounts.
  • Fast learner and enthusiastic to attain new skills.
  • Self-starter with confidence and ability to engage with stakeholders at different levels.
  • Experience of visual design an advantage.
  • Interest in open data initiatives and civic technology and understanding of how they support access to information.
  • Interest in UK charitable giving sector, with willingness to establish own contacts and networks.


About us

We support funders to publish their grants data in an open, standardised way and helps people to understand and use the data to support decision-making and learning in the UK’s charity sector. We aim to inspire best practice in grantmaking and want to leverage open data to help us do this.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages by midnight, 31st October outlining: Why you want to work at 360Giving and why you are suitable for the role, addressing the responsibilities and requirements listed above, to

Any enquiries about this position can be sent to the same email address. No phone calls please.

Eligible candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK.