Overview

The Sigrid Rausing Trust is a grantmaking foundation based in London with a 2018 budget of £27.25 million.

The Trust is seeking an exceptional individual to manage our new Conservation grant-making portfolio. The role focuses on supporting the smooth and efficient implementation of a grant-making programme providing financial support to organisations seeking to protect the environment through biodiversity conservation, habitat restoration and sustainable land and resource management.

The successful candidate will have at least seven to ten years’ work experience in the field of conservation, and a commitment to supporting grassroots and national level conservation actors. Experience of working on the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern, Europe, the Balkans or the Middle East North Africa is desirable.

You will be responsible for researching potential applicants, working with those invited to apply, reviewing applications, and writing and presenting recommendations to Trustees. The role also includes managing the relationship with grantees, conducting research, and keeping informed of developments in the programme area.

You must be well-organised, analytical and with good attention to detail. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.

The Senior Programme Officer for Conservation reports to the Executive Director, and will have part-time support from a programme associate. Programme staff are also assisted by a small administrative team. The role is based in London.

A competitive salary will be offered, plus pension contributions.

For further information on the responsibilities of the role, please see the attached job description. If you think that this is the role for you, please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the position, with the names and contact details of two referees, to [email protected] by 10am on 22nd June 2018. The first round of interviews will take place on 26th and 27th June 2018.

At least one of your referees should be your current or most recent employer. We will not take up references prior to interview.

Applications will be reviewed by two members of staff. We will let you know as soon as possible whether you have been shortlisted for interview.

Job Description

Senior Programme Officer for Conservation Job Description