Job Opportunity: Asylum Matters Wales Campaigns Manager

Job Title:                  Campaigns Manager

Location:                  Currently home-based; otherwise open to flexible working arrangements from anywhere in Wales, with a preference for Cardiff, Newport, Swansea or Wrexham

Hours:                       Full time (35 hours per week)

Salary:                      £31,519 per annum (subject to annual cost of living review)

Leave:                       28 days per annum

Contract:                  Permanent

Reporting to:           Deputy Director

Closing date:           12pm, Monday 7 February

Interview date:        17 February – TBC

Person Specification:    Asylum Matters Wales Campaigns Manager 2022

Asylum Matters is looking for a dynamic campaigner passionately committed to upholding the rights of people seeking asylum in Wales and across the UK at a critical time for the future of the asylum system and the rights of refugees. We are 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 in 2016, Asylum Matters has played a significant role in bringing about positive change for refugees and people seeking sanctuary in the UK. We co-lead the award-winning Lift the Ban coalition campaign, that brings together over 250 organisations, from charities and think tanks to trade unions and local authorities, calling for the right to work for people seeking asylum. Together with high-profile national campaigning organisations, we work with front-line organisations to expose and address a range of issues that affect the rights and wellbeing of people in the asylum system, such as housing standards and asylum support rates.

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.

We are particularly keen to hear from people with lived experience of the UK asylum system. The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK.

Application process

Please email a CV and supporting statement (no more than two pages) outlining how you meet the person specification criteria (outlined here: Asylum Matters Wales Campaigns Manager 2022) to [email protected].



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