Director – Women for Refugee Women
£60,000 – £70,000
Full-time, permanent (flexible, part time and job share considered)

Women for Refugee Women is an organisation committed to challenging the injustices experienced by women and children who have sought asylum in the UK. Our overarching vision is that women who seek asylum should be able to live in safety, dignity and liberty.

We currently work in three main ways: to empower refugee women to tell their own stories; to communicate the experiences of refugee women to wide audiences, and to advocate for policy change and a fairer asylum process.

In what has been an extremely challenging year, we have continued to support asylum-seeking and refugee women, in London and in partnership with groups across England and Wales, and campaign against unlawful detention, the impact of destitution, and for a fairer asylum system. In part because of a generous legacy left to us by a committed volunteer, and the support from our funders, we have been able to keep going through the COVID crisis and support other grassroots organisations to continue their vital work.

The Director we are looking for will share our values of human rights, anti-racism and intersectional feminism and bring a commitment to empowering women to communicate their own experiences. Your remit will be to lead an organisation in a controversial policy area with confidence and calmness while holding a vision of radical change. You will lead and support a team of experienced and passionate professionals, all of whom bring unquestionable commitment to this cause.

Who you are, your values, your experience and your commitment to our mission is what we are interested in first and foremost and we look forward to hearing from you. Whatever your professional and life experience background, you will be the emotionally intelligent leader who is able to influence and engage with stakeholders, government, media, funding bodies and existing and future partners.

We believe passionately in women telling their own stories to achieve social change. If you do too then we would be delighted to hear from you.

How to apply

You can download the candidate information pack here.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact our recruitment partner, Carroll Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting on 07765 001 033 or email

Applications can be made online at

We are happy to accept written applications in whatever format works best for you. Please contact us and tell us how you would prefer to apply for the role.

Closing date: 10.00 a.m. Monday 26th October

Women for Refugee Women is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce. We seek to attract applications from the widest possible talent pool and to appoint on ability irrespective of race, religion, age, disability (including hidden disabilities), marital/civil partnership status, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applications from women with a refugee background with lived experience of the issues we are tackling who can lead and influence change for the women we serve.

You can read our founder Natasha Walter’s blog about the story of Women for Refugee Women so far and why now is the time for new leadership here.