Charity Director - Refugee Forum

  • Job Reference: Director - NNRF
  • Date posted: 26 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Salary: £42,000 to £48,000
  • Sector: Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

Could you lead an outstanding organisation that is passionate about supporting asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to achieve just outcomes, rebuild their lives and integrate into society?

Our work

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF) was formed in 2000 by local people and organisations in response to the Home Office’s decision to disperse thousands of asylum seekers to Nottingham. In our 22 years we have grown to encompass 19 different services, 50 staff and 144 volunteers.

We are unique in having simplified the process of obtaining help by developing a ‘One Stop Shop’ comprising a wide range of advice & support services covering housing, immigration, employment, education, benefits and health. We seek to relieve some of the many physical and mental stresses and to assist those granted refugee status to rebuild their lives and integrate. We believe in early intervention and empowerment and focus on improving client’s knowledge and confidence to support them to navigate the complicated asylum and benefits systems.

Charity Director – Refugee Forum

We are now looking for the person to take the helm at NNRF. You will have strong leadership, people and change management skills and excel at relationship and partnership building. You may not have worked in our sector before. The Forum has undergone a period of growth over the past three years, and we need our new Charity Director to bring the experience and judgement to ensure it continues to work as efficiently as it can and be sustainable into the future. We are looking for someone who will ensure that the Forum not only provides its quality support and advice, but it also continues to provide a welcoming and safe place for all asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham. You will be supported by a strong and supportive Board of Trustees and will lead a team of skilled and highly motivated staff and volunteers.

What we are looking for above all else is someone who is passionate about the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to fulfil NNRF’s mission to support asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire in gaining just outcomes, rebuilding their lives and integrating into society.

If you want to play a leading part in shaping refugee services in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire we would be delighted to hear from you.

NNRF is committed to equality and strongly values diversity and would welcome applicants from people with lived experience of the asylum system. We offer flexible working, for example hybrid, but please note there is a requirement to work in the office each week.


How to apply

Please download the candidate pack.

For further information and to apply please contact our recruitment advisor Lucinda Shaw at Eastside Primetimers .  Application is by CV and a supporting letter, which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

The closing date for applications is 4 July 2022.

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