Closing Date: Monday 16 September
The Leathersellers’ Company is one of the ancient Livery Companies of the City of London, ranked fifteenth in the order of precedence. It was founded by Royal Charter in 1444 with authority to control the sale of leather within the City. The Company no longer has this regulatory role, and instead devotes its energies to support charities, education and the British leather trade. The principal business activity of the Company is to hold property and securities as investments for income and capital appreciation. The Company is responsible for more than £3m per annum of charitable grants and a livery that is diverse, socially responsible and thrives on fellowship.
The Company is now seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to be its next Head of Grants. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the grant-making from the Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund and associated minor trusts; developing the grant application process; planning visits and engagement with charities; assessing new applications; and keeping the Livery informed about both the Fund’s work and the broader charitable landscape. This is a broad role, supported by a small team, which will support a variety of Committee Chairs to deliver the ambitions of the Company and make a positive difference to a broad cross-section of our society.
The successful candidate will bring a track record of success in a reputable funding organisation. They will have a firm understanding of the broad philanthropic landscape, be a confident manager and have a lively and engaging manner which works well with internal and external stakeholders. They will be a strategically capable person who is nonetheless meticulous with detail. Critically this person will bring a real passion for their work, which will combine with their excellent communications skills to make them a convincing advocate for the Company’s work and objectives.
An attractive package will be negotiated with the successful applicant. The role will be based at Leathersellers’ Hall, 7 St Helen’s Place London, EC3A 6AB.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference FAACASC. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 16 September.