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Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum

Job Description

Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum is a vibrant local charity working with and for Refugees and Asylum Seekers for the past 18 years. We are now looking for a dynamic and passionate person to take on the key role of Director.

We operate a busy Centre in Nottingham, providing advice, advocacy, practical support, social & educational activities. In the last year, we supported over 2,000 people and have diverse workforce of 41 staff and over 200 volunteers. 

Job Summary:
Provide leadership and support to the Forum’s staff and volunteers enabling them to empower refugees & asylum seekers, through the delivery of a high quality, proactive and responsive service.
Ensure that the Forum achieves its aims, meets it legal obligations and remains solvent.
Represent the Forum externally & act as an advocate for the needs of asylum seekers & refugees.

Duties will include:

  • Working with the Board of Trustees to develop the vision & implement strategic & business plans to ensure NNRF fulfils its aims & objectives.
  • Overall responsibility for the day to day management of the organisation, ensuring the highest quality of services are delivered in a safe, welcoming environment.
  • Keep abreast of legal, administrative and other changes affecting asylum seekers & refugees & cascade relevant information within NNRF.
  • Work with the Treasurer & the Finance Committee to set the annual budget & regularly review expenditure.
  • Lead the development of a Funding Strategy & chair the Funding Committee.
  • Oversee the monitoring & evaluation to ensure quality is maintained.

This role would suit someone with:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a senior management role within the Refugee Support sector.
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge of the asylum system and issues facing asylum seekers & refugees at the different stages of their journeys.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of external agencies, building & nurturing partnerships to enhance services.
  • Resilience and experience of working under pressure. 
  • Experience of financial management including setting budgets & monitoring expenditure.
  • A track record of successful fundraising and contract negotiation.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.