The Peter Harrison Foundation was founded by Peter Harrison in 1999. The Foundation specialises in providing funding through three programmes; opportunities through sport; special needs and care for children and young people; and opportunities through education.
In over 20 years the Foundation has awarded over 1,500 grants to more than 900 different charities totalling over £48m. We currently distribute approximately £2 million per annum.
Peter Harrison Foundation
Reigate Surrey - flexible working, plus UK wide travel
Circa £70,000 pro rata for 3 days per week
The Director will lead the Foundation's work, acting as an ambassador, ensuring strategic grant giving is effective and in line with our priorities and supporting the Trustees in fulfilling their governance and legal obligations. Leading a small team, this role has a wide range of responsibilities from reviewing our grants and meeting with prospective grantees to administrating the grants scheme and reporting to the Board of Trustees. The Director will also build and maintain positive relationships across a broad stakeholder group.
The successful candidate will be a collaborative and inspiring leader with strategic experience at Director or CEO level within the voluntary sector and a track record of working closely with a Board. With experience of leading a staff team, you will also bring strong financial literacy, analytical skills and general business acumen to make sound judgements on projects, grant making and financial management. Experience of grant assessment and grant giving is highly desirable. Crucially you will bring a passion for the transformative ability of grant making for the people we support and an empathy for those facing disadvantage.
The Peter Harrison Foundation is committed to achieve greater diversity in its executive team and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.
To download the appointment brief and for further details on how to apply please download this below.
Should you have any additional queries after reading the appointment brief, please contact Anna Gardet or Amelia Gungah with a copy of your current CV.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 29th September 2021
Interviews with Prospectus: 7th to 14th October 2021
Interviews with Peter Harrison Foundation: 27th October 2021