Grant is Operational Manager for Circle, a Scottish charity that supports vulnerable children and families. He is responsible for a range of services supporting children and families affected by parental substance use, imprisonment and school based difficulties. Grant has a degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Edinburgh and qualified as a social worker in 1996. Before taking up his current post in 2004, Grant worked in children and family social work services in Bournemouth, Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. Grant has just completed an MBA at Glasgow Caledonian University.