Executive Director of Services - Refugee Council

Executive Director of Services

Flexible, with regular travel to London and nationally

The Refugee Council has been supporting refugees and asylum seekers since 1951. We want the UK to be a welcoming place of safety for people who seek refuge here from persecution and human rights abuses abroad. Our mission is to be an influential and effective advocate of refugee protection rights, supporting refugees to lead safe, dignified and fulfilling lives, in line with the UK’s international refugee and human rights commitments and obligations.

We deliver a range of expert and holistic services for individuals and families at all stages of the asylum determination and refugee protection system in the UK. These include people resettled in the UK, unaccompanied children and young people, people granted refugee protection who are moving on to live independently, people who are destitute or homeless, and people whose mental well being has been affected by their experience of persecution, trauma and forced exile.

We are looking for an experienced dynamic senior leader in complex, client centric services – ideally focused on the needs of marginalised, excluded and vulnerable people. The new Executive Director will play a critical role supporting the development of a new organisational strategy and leading the delivery of evolutionary change into the new decade.

You will have a demonstrable track record leading services to achieve high quality outcomes and deliver tangible impact to our client groups. Highly collaborative with both internal and external stakeholders, you will have a real passion for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees, and demonstrate a clear understanding of the ongoing political, financial and practical challenges. This role will be a perfect fit for you if your vision and values align with ours and you have the passion and the creative energy to bring about real change.

We are committed to equality and diversity at the Refugee Council and actively encourage applicants from underrepresented groups. If you need any adjustments made to the application process to accommodate your needs, please let us know.

This appointment is being handled by our advising consultants, Starfish Search. To find out more about the role please visit their website via the link below, where you can download a full copy of the candidate pack and apply.

Executive Director of Services

Closing Date: Sunday 3rd January 2021

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