Head of Experts by Experience and Partnerships

This position is offered on a full time, permanent contract of 35 hours per week. We are very open to accommodating flexible working and/or job share arrangements for this position.

This role has been ring-fenced for applicants with lived experience of being a refugee or asylum seeker.

Refugee Action is on a journey to fundamentally shift power towards people with lived experience and to embed an anti-racist approach in all that we do internally and externally.

To help us achieve these ambitious aims, we have created a new department: Experts by Experience & Partnerships and we are now looking to recruit a Head of Experts by Experience & Partnerships to shape Refugee Action’s future as part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

The successful candidate will be expected to lead on the development of Refugee Action’s Expert by Experience programme, including maximising the engagement of people with lived experience and identifying the ways in which Refugee Action needs to change to ensure maximum influence of people with lived experience. Additionally, they are required to lead the Good Practice & Partnerships team, working to create a refugee and asylum support sector that is strong, sustainable, adaptable, anti-racist and with a significant shift in power towards people with lived experience. Finally, the person selected will be the lead on Refugee Action’s overall Anti-Racism strategy and plan, supporting and challenging individual departments, teams, SLT and the Board to create transformative change so that anti-racism is central to everything that the charity does.

To succeed in this role, you will have the insight, creativity and courage to challenging the ‘status quo’ and bring about transformational change.

We want to make sure that we reach to as many potential candidates as possible and that we make the process accessible. We are therefore will be running two ‘info’ sessions’ where interested people can come and find out more about the role

Sessions will be held on Friday 22nd October, 2pm-3pm and Wednesday 27th October, 3pm-4pm.

Interviews will be held over Zoom or Teams on Monday 6th December 2021 and Tuesday 7th December 2021 as part of a two-stage interview process.

Please download the Recruitment Pack by selecting Job Description below for more information and instruction on how to apply for the role.


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