Executive Director at The Sigrid Rausing Trust (SRT)

The Sigrid Rausing Trust (SRT) is a UK grant making foundation, founded in 1995 to support human rights globally. Since then, the Trust has given away approximately £250 million to human rights organisations all over the world. Our guiding principles are: we recognise the value of core funding; we look for good and effective leadership; we are flexible and responsive to needs and opportunities; we value clarity and brevity in applications and reports; we look to establish long-term relationships with grantees.

We are currently seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as our next Executive Director. Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Sigrid Rausing, you will be responsible for all the Trust’s grants, programmes and activities, and for supporting the Trust’s future growth in scale and impact. You will manage the team of around ten staff in London and will liaise closely with key stakeholders including the Board of Trustees, grantees, and our peers in the human rights arena to ensure productive partnerships.

You will be an inspirational leader with proven expertise in human rights worldwide and will demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting others to achieve impact through grantmaking. You will have a profound understanding of the Trust’s nine programme areas and the sensitivity to operate successfully in a variety of cultural environments and political contexts. You must be able to support others and nurture talent whilst maintaining a rigorous focus on high-quality analysis and impactful grantmaking. Above all, you will need to be a strategic thinker with strong management and interpersonal skills. You will also bring nuanced judgement, and the necessary gravitas, experience and passion to drive forward the Trust’s work. Perhaps most importantly, successful individuals will demonstrate a strong commitment to the vision, mission and values of the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visitwww.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 2512. The closing date for applications is 8am (BST) on Wednesday 4th May, 2016.

The role will be based in London, UK and the salary will be competitive with market rate.