Asylum Matters is seeking a Campaigns Project Manager for Wales to join our small but impactful team.
Job Title: Campaigns Project Manager
Location: Cardiff, to cover Wales
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Contract: Fixed term contract to end of 2019, with possibility of extension
Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 17th January 2019
Interview date: TBC
Asylum Matters works in partnership locally and nationally to improve the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum through social and political change. By mobilising and coordinating local, regional and national advocacy work, we aim to increase the impact of campaigns to secure improvements to asylum policy and practice.
Asylum Matters was created in early 2017 through the merger of two initiatives working to improve the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK – the Regional Asylum Activism Project and the Still Human Still Here coalition. The mandate of the project is to drive forward and secure the eight goals identified at the Sanctuary Summit in November 2014.
The successful candidate will work in partnership with local organisations and networks in Wales to develop and implement strategies for promoting change locally and nationally. To that end, they will have experience of successfully developing and delivering creative and impactful campaigns that have achieved policy change. They will be an effective communicator, able to build strong partnerships and work collaboratively with partners to identify gaps, amplify existing work and facilitate connections. They will be a self-starter, able to spot influencing opportunities and swiftly mobilise support to seize them. They will have excellent knowledge of the asylum system and a commitment to providing a platform for the voices of those with direct experience of it.
Asylum Matters has five Campaigns Project Managers covering the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humberside, West Midlands and Wales, who are managed by the Project Director, based in London and the Deputy Director, based in Manchester. All Asylum Matters staff have employment contracts with City of Sanctuary, which is the national hosting organisation for the project.