Grants Manager Vacany at The Sigrid Rausing Trust

The Sigrid Rausing Trust

The Grants Manager will have operational responsibility for the grants administration management systems and processes, including provision of high quality management information and impact reporting.

Position Title:          Grants Manager

Location:                  The Trust’s office in West London, with the benefit of the Trust’s flexible working policy

Grade:                       £57,382 (Grade E)

Contract terms:       Permanent, 37.5 hours a week

About Us

The Sigrid Rausing Trust is a grant-making foundation based in London. Founded in 1995, its purpose is to promote the values and principles of human rights, equality and the rule of law, and to preserve nature from further degradation. In pursuit of these goals, the Trust supports advocacy, creativity, research and scholarship – and has given away approximately £357 million to organisations all over the world.

Its current annual budget is approximately £40 million and it makes around 300 grants each year. The Trust is led by an active and prominent Board of Trustees and currently employs 24 staff.  More detail on the Trust’s work can be found on its website

The new role of Grants Manager is part of the 8 person Operations team. We support the Trust’s core functions including finance, information technology, grants management, governance, compliance, facilities, health and safety, and human resources. The Grants Manager will have operational responsibility for the grants administration management systems and processes, including provision of high quality management information and impact reporting.

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Your Key Responsibilities

Grants administration and management reporting

  • Operational responsibility for ensuring the development and provision of high quality grants administration and reporting systems and related processes;
  • Work collaboratively with programmes colleagues, Directors and Trustees to identify effective monitoring and reporting systems;
  • Support and advise the Trust on impact assessment; and
  • Act as the in-house lead on grant-making information management and provide advice and analysis of this data to the Trust.


  • Responsibility for developing and implementing compliance policies and control systems for the grant-making activities of the Trust;
  • Act as the lead in-house adviser on compliance with relevant statutory and regulatory frameworks, in the UK and internationally;
  • Responsibility for developing compliance related policies and guidance, designing and providing appropriate training and support to colleagues on the same; and
  • Undertake other areas of compliance related research, policy development and training, as delegated by the Chief Operating Officer (e.g. GDPR, employment, etc).   About You Knowledge, qualifications and experience
  • Seven or more years of experience in grant making, particularly in grants administration management, including responsibility for management information systems and management reporting
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field or equivalent professional experience
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with UK statutory and regulatory frameworks relevant to charitable trusts, with experience of international grant-making desirable
  • Understanding and experience of monitoring and impact reporting
  • Able to write well, excellent numeracy and computer literacy, including familiarity with information databases, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Sharepoint (or similar intranet), and website content
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Key Competences, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent research and data-analytic skills and outstanding communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at all levels and from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to high standards
  • Strong planning and project management skills, including the ability to advocate for and lead on organisational change
  • Professional credibility and confidence to work as the in-house lead within own fields of knowledge, provide advice and guidance to colleagues at all levels
  • Additional language skills would be desirable

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrable interest in and commitment to human rights, and the vision, mission and values of the Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • Commitment to respect and value equality, diversity and inclusion, and understanding of how this applies to your own area of work

Other requirements

The Trust is only able to consider applications from candidates who already have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.Region: London and the southeastSector: Monitoring, evaluation and learning

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Application notes

We ask you to submit CV and supporting letter to by midnight on 21st October 2020. Please note that each of these should be no more than two pages in length. This length restriction is intended to limit the effort required of applicants, and enable a quicker first stage review on the part of the Trust. 

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First round interviews will take place from 4th November. Second round interviews will take place from the week commencing 9th November.  

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