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Job Title:                  Campaigns Project Manager

Location:                  Leeds, to cover Yorkshire and Humberside

Hours:                       Full time (35 hours per week)

Salary:                       £26,000 per annum 

Leave:                       28 days per annum

Contract:                  Contract to end of 2019

Responsible to:      Asylum Matters Project Director

Closing date:           5pm on Thursday 12 April 2018

Interview date:        Thursday 19 April 2018


Asylum Matters is seeking a Campaigns Project Manager for Yorkshire and Humberside.

Asylum Matters works in partnership locally and nationally to improve the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum through social and political change. By mobilising and coordinating local, regional and national advocacy work, we aim to increase the impact of campaigns to secure improvements to asylum policy and practice.

Asylum Matters was created in early 2017 through the merger of two initiatives working to improve the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK – the Regional Asylum Activism Project and the Still Human Still Here coalition. The mandate of the project is to drive forward and secure the eight goals identified at the Sanctuary Summit in November 2014.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with local organisations and networks in Yorkshire and Humberside to develop and implement strategies for promoting change locally and nationally. To that end, they will have experience of successfully developing and delivering creative and impactful campaigns that have achieved policy change. They will be an effective communicator, able to build strong partnerships and work collaboratively with partners to identify gaps, amplify existing work and facilitate connections. They will be a self-starter, able to spot influencing opportunities and swiftly mobilise support to seize them. They will have excellent knowledge of the asylum system and a commitment to providing a platform for the voices of those with direct experience of it.

Asylum Matters has five Campaigns Project Managers covering the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humberside, West Midlands and Wales, who are managed by the Project Director, based in London. All Asylum Matters staff will have employment contracts with City of Sanctuary, which is the hosting organisation for the project.

How to apply

Please download an application pack and email to [email protected] by the deadline of 5pm on Thursday 12 April 2018.

Job description and specification

Interviews will take place in Leeds on Thursday 19 April 2018.