Head of Grassroots (Programmes)

£40,000 – £45,000


Full-time, permanent (hybrid working model)

Women for Refugee Women is a dynamic charity that was founded in 2007 to support and champion women who have sought asylum in the UK. Women for Refugee Women operates in a challenging area. We work alongside women who have lived through extreme trauma, and are trying to create change at a time when the political environment is increasingly resistant, but we are always eager to move forwards and to find ways to support one another, and the women in the network, to build a fairer world for women who have sought safety. We have an overarching vision that women who seek asylum in the UK should be able to live safely and with freedom to make their own choices.

The Role

The Head of Grassroots (Programmes) will ensure that the activities we offer to refugee women provide them with the opportunities to improve their skills and confidence and to start rebuilding their lives. The role will manage and provide oversight to WRW’s grassroots staff, our dedicated group of volunteers and will work closely with partners to develop and deliver our programme of activities. Our activities include English classes, drama, writing groups,  yoga and solidarity sessions for LGBTQ+ refugee women and non-binary individuals through our ‘Rainbow Sisters’ group, and much more.

The Person

As the Head of Grassroots (Programmes), you will be deeply committed to the effective planning and delivery of activities for refugee and asylum-seeking women. You will be a skilled organiser, a creative strategist, an exemplary leader, excited about empowering women and experienced in centering equality and justice in your work. You are likely to bring proven experience of working at the grassroots level, leading activities and developing short-and long-term grassroots strategies, whether at national, or community level.  You will have a genuine interest in and /or knowledge of the sector and a commitment to the aims and missions of Women for Refugee Women.

While not essential, if you have professional experience of working with women who have sought asylum or survived gender-based violence or have lived experience of being a refugee or seeking asylum, and have used this experience to campaign for change and to support others we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

Please read the Candidate Information Pack, available here.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact our recruitment partner, Carroll Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting on 07765 001 033 or email carroll.lloyd@nfpconsulting.co.uk

Applications can be made online at https://nfpconsulting.co.uk/executive/job/22109

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: Midnight on Sunday 11th September 2022

Selection process and timescales                                                 

Stage 1 – week beginning 19th September

Stage 2 – Tuesday 27th or Wednesday 28th September