Chief Operating Officer
Sigrid Rausing Trust
The purpose of the Sigrid Rausing Trust is to promote the values and principles of human rights and freedoms, equality and the rule of law, and to preserve nature from further degradation.
With a current annual budget of £40.85 million, the Trust supports advocacy, creativity, research and scholarship to these ends. It funds ten programmes with a focus in five geographical regions across the globe.
We identify new grantees through recommendations and fieldwork. The Trust places particular value on long term, unrestricted funding and only a few of our grants are ear-marked for specific projects. Many of the groups we support have relatively easy access to project funding, but may find it difficult to raise funds to cover their running costs. We believe that donors can best encourage innovation and imagination if they allow grantees to develop their own ideas.
The Trust currently employs 19 staff and it is led by five Executive Trustees, who together with a further three members also comprise an International Board.
During 2019 the Trust began a period of organisational review and restructure. The incoming Chief Operating Officer will take forward these changes and hold lead responsibility for the strategic development of the Trusts operational systems and processes.
The post has overall responsibility for finance, compliance, human resources, office management, grants administration and grants management, and information technology systems.
We are seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer who can demonstrate senior management experience of operational support, including financial management, human resources and administration, preferably in civil society or foundation environment.
Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement.
Closing date: 10.00 a.m., Monday 17th February