Asylum Matters Deputy Director Recruitment

Asylum Matters is looking for a dynamic leader passionately committed to upholding the rights of people seeking asylum in the UK to join our team as Deputy Director. Asylum Matters is a small, specialist team of campaign professionals based around the UK, working with an extensive network of frontline partners to advocate for progressive change in the asylum and immigration system.

Since it was established 2016, Asylum Matters has played a significant role in bringing about positive change for refugees and people seeking sanctuary in the UK. We have ambitious plans for the coming years as we seek to maximise the potential of our collaborative campaigning model and identify opportunities for change at local, regional and national levels, in a challenging external environment.

We are looking for an experienced campaigner and leader, with the skills and experience to effectively manage people and projects. A steadfast commitment to upholding the rights and wellbeing of people seeking asylum, who are so often disadvantaged by an inhumane and inefficient system, is essential for the role.

The Candidate:

This is a senior role in a small team carrying a range of responsibilities, including direct line-management of staff, liaison with funders and developing strong relations with partners. The candidate will have worked in leadership positions in the charity sector, with a proven track-record in managing people, developing change strategies, fundraising and working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders. Knowledge of how the asylum system impacts on asylum seekers and refugees and experience of asylum related policy or advocacy work is highly desirable.

The Deputy Director will work closely with the Director to provide strategic direction for all of Asylum Matter’s influencing work. This involves developing and implementing campaign strategies, identifying priorities areas for joint action and, working with the team to develop expertise on a range of advocacy issues. Maintaining and strengthening relations with our existing network of partners is a critical component of the role and the Deputy Director will work collaboratively with a range of organisations to make sure Asylum Matters’ partners engage effectively in campaigns.

This is an exciting role in a small and dynamic team at a time of change for Asylum Matters. We are looking for a committed individual with a diverse skill-set to help us strengthen our impact. You can read more about the role and the person specification here. If you think you fit the bill, get in touch to apply for the role.

How to Apply:

Please fill out the application form and email your application to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is Sunday 2 February 2020.

Successful candidates will be notified on Monday 3 February and invited to interview on Friday 7 February in London.

We are sorry that we will are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

Key Documents:

Role Description – Asylum Matters Deputy Director

Application Form – Asylum Matters Deputy Director

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