GrantTree • London, United Kingdom

Innovate UK Grant Writer

Employment type:  Contract

Remote-first – Work from anywhere

A little flex time

Job Description

Immerse yourself in cutting-edge UK technology & help big ideas become the next big thing! Do you excel at communicating complex business proposals in an accessible written form? Are you a freelancer who wants to focus on delivering maximum value to client interactions, free from the burdens of admin and project qualification? Do you see yourself at the heart of British Innovation, mingling with the country’s latest and greatest founders?

If so, read on!

We are constantly expanding our network of subcontracted Technical Writers. At GrantTree we work with many of the UK’s most innovative companies, helping them to maximise their government funding opportunities. Our 20-person Grants team creates bespoke project teams, consisting of Project Managers, Copy Editors, Junior Consultants, and Technical Writers for each application we deliver.

Our Technical Writers are responsible for creating compelling and engaging narratives that speak to the requirements of the grant in question; capturing the imagination of the assessors to secure consistent wins for our clients. And we’re looking to add more expertise to our already talented network of writers.

That’s where you come in.

We maintain a pool of subcontracted writers, to tailor-fit the projects to individuals with the right background and expertise. As an Innovate UK Grant Writer, you will gain a quick understanding of your client's vision and motivations by leading engaging deep dives with founders / C-level executives, augmented with thorough background research. You will establish effective relationships with our Project Managers, Client Acquisition Managers, and Junior Consultants, providing them with content and knowledge for each bid application you work on. You will create concise and honest application narratives in GrantTree’s voice, whilst accounting for client specification, to position them in the best possible light for a bid.

Requirements

  • You are a trained scientist, engineer (STEM subject), or Medical Doctor, preferably with a Ph.D. or MSc in your chosen discipline and/or significant experience in your chosen STEM subject
  • You can converse confidently with senior professionals and innovators that are at the cutting edge of their fields in a variety of subject matters
  • You are comfortable working remotely from GrantTree and its clients
  • Understanding of UK/EU Grants funding landscapes and an in-depth understanding of the Grants application process
  • You work as a self-sufficient freelancer; as an established sole-trader or limited company structure
  • We are particularly interested in those with backgrounds in life sciences, physical sciences or computing

Benefits

For this role, we offer a fixed sum per application and a share of our success fee. If this role excites you, please apply via this advertisement or forward your CV, a short covering email, and a sample of your writing to nicky.a@granttree.co.uk. The next steps will be a phone call and meeting to discuss how we might work together.

Equal Opportunities

Teams are stronger when they have a diverse range of people. We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of the categories they put themselves in. We also encourage talented ‘square pegs’. If you think you’re the right person for the job even though you don’t quite fit the role spec, be daring and apply!

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme
Summer hours
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Juno wellbeing benefits
“Pawternity” leave
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Training and Development Budget
Subsidised Private Healthcare Insurance via Vitality
Monthly Wellbeing Budget
Regular Wellness and Fun Days
Mental Health support via Spill

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options GrantTree provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure GrantTree is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at GrantTree

Company employees

42

Gender diversity (male:female)

55:45

Office locations

London
What employees are saying

"I've worked here for years, and the flexibility and freedom you have at GrantTree is like nowhere I've worked before. It can be hard work to manage your own time and autonomy, but it's very much built into the company culture that work can be done anywhere, anytime and that people should be able to bring their whole selves to work. You genuinely feel valued and it's understood that people have personal lives that can sometimes impact the more 'traditional' hours or ways of working."

Anonymous GrantTree Employee

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