Foundation Director

The Rayne Foundation
Hybrid working from home and in London
Circa. £100,000

For over fifty years The Rayne Foundation has given to many different causes and organisations. Lord Rayne (1918-2003) made great efforts to ensure that the Rayne Foundation was engaged with the needs of society. Early grants included help towards creating the five Rayne Medical Research Institutes – in London, Edinburgh, and Paris in the 1960s and 1970s – which built a bridge between medical research and hospitals where researchers and doctors could work alongside each other. He gave his time to many organisations, including The National Theatre, where he served as Chairman for eighteen years, as well as RADA, the London Festival Ballet, the Yehudi Menuhin school and St Thomas’s Hospital.

The Role

Our aim is to improve the lives of individuals and communities in the UK, continuously evolving our work to meet new needs and to build bridges between communities. The last two years have exposed heightened need and how we invest for impact as we emerge from the pandemic is key.

We are looking for a new Director to lead the Foundation forward, shaping and leading our grant making and partnership activities to ensure that we continue to work towards our mission as an enabling and supportive funder that is shaping and influencing debate.

With a strong understanding of best practice in grant making and how to maximise impact, you will be a strategic thinker who brings knowledge and understanding of the issues that cause disadvantage, deprivation and discrimination. You will be a natural relationship builder and convenor who is able to listen as well as persuade and influence across a diverse range of stakeholders and sectors. Financially astute you will understand good governance and bring an inclusive leadership style that will motivate and get the best out of our team.

If you feel you bring the skills and experience we are looking for and share our passion to address inequality and drive positive social change, I very much look forward to hearing from you.


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