The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust is a charitable fund that supports organisations and charities, primarily in the UK. The Trust is a significant independent funder, currently giving some £50m annually in grants.
Since its formation, the Trust has provided over 1,000 grants totalling more than £290 million, with activity having increased significantly in recent years. The Trust supports initiatives within three broadly defined areas: Health and Wellbeing; Welfare and Education; and Arts and Culture. In addition to supporting projects of national scope, the Trust has specific programmes in Gloucestershire and in Kensington & Chelsea, London.
The strategic plan for 2022 focuses on eight funding streams within the Trust’s broad giving areas, with an emphasis on welfare. Key funding streams are poverty, disability, addiction, and domestic abuse.
This is an exciting time to join the Trust, with anticipated future growth in giving and continued development of the infrastructure supporting this work, creating an opportunity to be at the heart of one of the UK’s major independent funders.
This key role will work closely with the Head of Grants and wider team, ensuring that the grant-making activity runs effectively and efficiently. The role will play a lead part in financial review of grant proposals and supporting the team in due diligence and ongoing financial assessment of grant expenditure across a large portfolio of grants. The role will also support increased impact and evaluation of the Trust’s funding.
- At least 10 years’ experience in a senior role involving grant assessment, financial or legal work.
- Demonstrable experience of financial review and risk assessment of charities and funding proposals.
- Ability to develop, improve, and maintain effective financial review processes and systems.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Highly organised with a good attention to detail.
- Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently and without close supervision.
- Ability to work under pressure and respond to tight deadlines.
- A flexible approach, able to manage competing workloads.
- Ability to manage sensitive information with discretion and tact.
- Friendly and with an enthusiastic approach.
For further information and details on how to apply, please click the link below.
Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd May 2022.