Asylum Matters is seeking a Campaigns Project Manager for the North East region to join our small but impactful team.

Please note: To ensure this position is open to suitably qualified candidates from across the region, the post-holder may be located in either the Newcastle or Middlesborough area and will be based within a local host organisation.

Job Title:              Campaigns Project Manager

Location:             To cover the North East Region, located in either the Newcastle or Middlesborough area

Hours:                  Full time (35 hours per week)

Salary:                  £26,000 per annum 

Contract:             Fixed term contract to end of 2019, with the possibility of extension

Closing date:      5pm on Friday 14 December 2018

Interview date: Thursday 20 December 2018

Asylum Matters works locally and nationally to improve the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum through social and political change. We mobilise and coordinate local, regional and national advocacy work, in order to increase the impact of campaigns to secure improvements to asylum policy and practice. You can find out more about our work, our history and our mandate here.

 The successful candidate will work in partnership with local organisations and networks in the North East 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.

 The successful candidate will join our team of four other Campaigns Project Managers covering the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside, West Midlands and Wales, the Project Director, based in London and Deputy Director, based in Manchester. Asylum Matters is a project, not an independent organisation, and therefore is hosted nationally by registered charity, City of Sanctuary UK, which employs Asylum Matters staff.

 Application process

Please read the Person Specification and complete the Application Form and return it to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 14 December 2018.  Further details on the Asylum Matters website.