Assistant Trust Executive

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

Employment Type Full time Open to job share
Location Hybrid · London, UK London - Victoria | 3-4 days WFH
Salary £47,816 (GBP)
Seniority Mid-level, Senior
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 17th Jul 2024 BST

Job Description

Salary: £47,816

Working hours: 35 per week (option to job share)

Flexible working options include hybrid working (1-2 days a week in the London office + the ability to travel to external events and grantees visits, approximately 1 day per week).

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver strategies and objectives of three family foundations through grant-making and collaboration.

In this role, your time will be split between three of The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, offering the opportunity to develop a wide range of your skills across a diverse area of work.


The Alan and Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund supports intercommunity dialogue, refugee and asylum seekers, climate adaptation globally, and disadvantaged young people in Southwark.

The Indigo Trust's focus areas are: access to justice, racial justice, prevention of child sexual abuse, visual impairment and better grant-making.

The Woodward Charitable Trust supports organisations that serve disadvantaged children and young people, disadvantaged families, and prisoners, ex-offenders and their families.


With Alan and Babette and the Indigo Trust, you will support and work with the Lead Trust Executive to manage end-to-end grant-making, research new funding streams on thematic areas of interest to the Trusts, and draft reports on wider context for new funding areas. You will develop and maintain excellent relationships with external stakeholders, deputising for the Lead executive at grantee events and network meetings, and working with grantees to support their successes and their challenges.

With the Woodward Charitable Trust, you will be responsible for end-to-end grant-making, writing narrative text on grants awarded for Trustees meetings and annual reports, sifting and preparing grant applications for shortlisting by Trustees, and carrying out thorough due diligence on all applications. You will have day-to-day responsibility for the effective grants administration, including recording information for a robust and efficient audit trail, and preparation of grant award letters.


As someone who is passionate about social justice, you will be either an experienced Grant-maker or have experience within a professional field relevant to the focus of the trusts.

You will be equally comfortable carrying out research and building relationships with high profile individuals, as well as with grassroots groups. The role requires a breadth of analytical and administrative skills.

You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, along with the ability to organise your time across a range of grant making activities, navigating a diverse and varied workload, working for trustees with different priorities and focus areas.

Find the full job description here.


Closing date: 17th July

1st round interviews: 30th July

2nd round interviews: 2nd August

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We want everyone who works for us to feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued. We believe everyone should be treated with equity, and that diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences helps us achieve better things in our work.

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Travel expenses relating to recruitment for this role will be reimbursed.


Core benefits include a generous pensions scheme (12% employer contribution), life assurance, income protection, private health and dental care, annual health checks and Employee Assistance Programme, along with a range of benefits designed to promote your work/life balance and make your time with us enjoyable and rewarding.

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