Apply to be PET’s Grants Administrator

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01 February 2024

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PET is looking for an exceptional administrator and communicator who will be an integral member of the Access to Learning Team (A2L).

The A2L team manages all aspects of PET’s distance learning provision which offers courses to people in prison and provides advice and information to learners and prison staff.

The Grants Administrator will play an important role in building and maintaining relationships with course suppliers and prison staff, as well as providing information and advice to prospective learners, current learners and prison staff.

The successful candidate will work closely with, and report to, the Grants Manager and will have the opportunity to contribute to PET’s charitable objectives by helping administer distance learning courses to people in prison and offering remote support via the PET Advice Line.

Read the job description here

PET understands and our experience has shown us that in our society some groups of people may experience additional disadvantage and discrimination. This includes (but is not limited to):

Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities including Gypsies, Romanies and Travellers; people with disabilities including people with neurodiversity; people with criminal convictions; LGBTQI+ people; migrants; older people; religious minorities; women; working class people and young people.

We want to create a culture at PET in which people respect and value each other’s differences; that promotes dignity, equality and diversity; and that encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

For general advice about applying for a job as a person with lived experience of the prison system, organisations such as UnlockWorking Chance and Clean Sheet may be helpful.  

To make an application please follow this SurveyMonkey link.

Please upload your CV on SurveyMonkey and answer the following four questions in the boxes provided:

  1. Why are you interested in this role at Prisoners’ Education Trust?
  2. Why do you think you would make a good administrator? What skills do you have that will help you in this role?
  3. In this role you will be speaking directly to people in prison, offering information, advice and guidance. What qualities and skills do you have to enable you to provide an excellent service?
  4. This role requires accurate data entry. How would you ensure that the data you input to the PET system will be correct?

Please consider the person specification when drafting your responses. The questions are as above so you can draft your answers before submitting them on SurveyMonkey.

If you have queries about the role or application process, please email

Salary: £29,664 per year

Responsible to: Grants Manager

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week). We are flexible about how these hours are worked (8am-7pm Monday to Friday). Some travel will be required when visiting prisons.

Location: The Foundry, Vauxhall, London (Hybrid working arrangement)

Closing date: 5pm, 8 February 2024

Interviews: 15 and 16 February 2024

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