Asylum Matters Director (Maternity Cover) Recruitment

Job Title:               Director (Maternity Cover)

Location:               London, Amnesty International UK

Hours:                    Full time (35 hours per week) preferred but negotiable

Salary:                    £43,650 – £48,650 per annum (including London weighting)

Contract:               Up to 12 months

Leave:                    28 days per annum

Responsible to:     City of Sanctuary Chief Officer in Interim Period, then Chair of Asylum Matters Trustees Board

Closing date:         Tuesday 18 February 2020

Interview Date:      Wednesday 26 February 2020

Asylum Matters is looking for a Director to cover maternity leave and help us bring about positive change for refugees and people seeking sanctuary in the UK.

As a small, specialist team of campaigns professionals based around the UK, we work with an extensive network of frontline partners to advocate for progressive change in the asylum and immigration system. We have been at the forefront of a number of significant campaigns in the sector, bringing together high-profile national campaigning organisations with front-line charities to expose and address the issues that impact on the rights and wellbeing of people in the asylum system.

We’re looking for a dynamic leader, passionately committed to upholding the rights of people seeking asylum and motivated by the possibility of bringing about progressive reform in a challenging external context.

The Candidate:

The Director will be a strategic thinker with strong political insight, able to guide the team of campaigners in devising and executing engaging and impactful campaigns. Experience of building broad-based coalitions and managing a partnership network is important as Asylum Matters exists to strengthen collaborative efforts across the sector.

As the most senior role in Asylum Matters, the Director will have ultimate responsibility for setting and delivering the organisation’s strategic objectives and maintaining effective systems to ensure the smooth-running of the organisation, good governance and financial sustainability. Our ideal candidate will enjoy managing staff and empowering our small, remote team of regional campaigners to operate effectively.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Asylum Matters team as we are in the process of establishing ourselves as a charity, after three years operating as an independent project hosted by the registered charity, City of Sanctuary UK. Independence will allow us to be more flexible and adaptive to the external environment, allowing for the growth and evolution of our work. If you think you fit the bill, after reading the job description, we look forward to hearing from you.

How to Apply:

Please fill out the application form and email your application to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 18 February 2020.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview on Wednesday 26 February in London.

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

Key Documents:

Role Description – Asylum Matters Director

Application Form – Asylum Matters Director


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