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Policy & Campaigns Manager – £42.000

We are looking for an experienced, innovative and ambitious Policy & Campaigns Manager to lead our public-facing work. With expertise developed in the academic, government, think tank, or charity sectors, you will have the knowledge and gravitas to influence key stakeholders at the highest levels while also understanding public attitudes and how different audiences can be reached and persuaded.

Migrants Resource Centre aims to be the leading policy voice on issues of migration and integration in the UK. Our goal is to build the case for a fair and balanced approach to migration that works for everyone – including migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and long settled communities, as well as business and the economy.

As our Policy & Campaigns Manager, you will be a leading public face of MRC, playing an instrumental part in ensuring we continue to drive meaningful change at this critical time for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

Every decision we make at MRC is grounded in a deep understanding of the needs of those we serve, and this role offers an opportunity to join a highly-regarded organisation that is delivering real and lasting social change within our society. The successful post holder will contribute to the corporate leadership of the charity and the implementation of its new strategy. The challenge is both exciting and significant.

For further details, please download the recruitment pack here.

Deadline: Open Until Filled


Chair of trustees – Un-remunerated (expenses covered)

Migrants Resource Centre has worked for over 30 years to help migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers overcome the barriers that prevent them from fully participating in British society. Following our merger with Asylum Aid last year,  we have agreed an ambitious new five-year strategy reflecting the urgency of  the issue of immigration in the UK today. We are looking for a chairperson with a strong commitment to the work of MRC and to good governance, to guide our board at an exciting time for the organisation.

The ideal candidate would have the following experience or qualities:

  • Prior experience as Chair is desirable, or significant experience as a trustee or non-executive director
  • Experience of strategic planning at senior management and/or board level
  • Entrepreneurial approach
  • Policy experience
  • Good communicator and a team player
  • External profile in our circles, with good connections.

Please download the application pack to find out more about the role and our organisation. Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience, suitability for the role and why you would like to be involved with Migrants Resource Centre.

Applications should be submitted no later than 30th September 2017.


Trustees – Un-remunerated (expenses covered)

The environment for those concerned about migration and refugee protection issues is extremely challenging.  Following our merger with Asylum Aid last year, we have agreed an ambitious new five-year strategy that reflects the urgency of immigration issues in the UK, as well as our growing role in the migration and refugee sector. To help us achieve our aims in this challenging environment, we are looking for trustees with unique experience of business and policy issues who can help guide the organisation as we undertake new and exciting work:

Fundraising Trustee

MRC is seeking to recruit a Trustee with particular experience of individual and major donor fundraising to support the development of this aspect of our strategy. In addition to the attributes required of all Trustees, the Fundraising Trustee should also demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience in individual and major donor fundraising either at board/senior management level or as a significant donor yourself
  • Ability to provide oversight, advice, challenge and support for our income generation from the public and high net worth individuals
  • Ability to serve on the Fundraising Committee, ensuring compliance with fundraising & data protection regulations.

Policy Trustee

MRC is seeking to recruit a Trustee with experience of public policy and connections across the political spectrum, particularly in the current Government. In addition to the attributes required of all Trustees, the Policy Trustee should also demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience in public policy with connections across the political spectrum, or
  • Ability to support the Policy & Campaigns team to develop effective strategies

Business Trustee

MRC is seeking to recruit a Trustee with experience of the role of immigration in business, including sectors such as finance, healthcare, agriculture, construction or hospitality. In addition to the attributes required of all Trustees, the Business Trustee should also demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the impact of immigration policy on business
  • Ability to support the Policy & Campaigns team to build alliances with businesses and representative bodies

Please download the application pack to find  find out more about the role and our organisation. Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience, suitability for the role and why you would like to be involved with Migrants Resource Centre.

Applications should be submitted no later than 30th September 2017.

 


 


 

Volunteers

Berol House, Haringey
We currently have volunteer placement opportunities providing support in our legal team and in our support services team at Berol House, our head office in Tottenham Hale, Haringey. The following opportunities are available:

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Admin & Reception Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to support our administration team. We are looking for people with good communication skills (knowledge of other languages would be very useful) to greet our clients and provide vital support to the administration of the charity.

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Legal Administration Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist our legal team  under the direct supervision of the Legal Services Manager.

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Job Search Support Group Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist with Job seeker support, helping the centre users  improve their CV, setup email accounts, complete online job applications or simply search for jobs . We are looking for people with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (knowledge of other languages would be very useful), those who have patience and good listening skills and can help unemployed adults on a one-to-one basis.

To apply for the above roles, please contact adrian.vanschalkwyk@migrants.org.uk for an application pack.

 

 

Derry House, Westminster
We currently have volunteer placement opportunities providing support in our legal team at Derry House, our advice office in Westminster. The following opportunities are available:

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Legal Administration Volunteer

We are looking to recruit volunteers to assist with translation work, interviewing and assessing clients and day to day tasks to ensure the smooth running of drop in advice sessions. Knowledge of an additional language is essential, but community languages such as Farsi and Bengali would be an asset.

To apply for the above role, please send a CV (including 2 references) and covering letter, explaining your suitability for the voluntary role, and reason for applying to Sylvia.Velasquez@migrants.org.uk.

 

 

 


 

Trustees

We are not currently recruiting for new Trustees.

 


 

We encourage applications from people with migrant & refugee backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer.