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£46,214 per year
Job description

the3million is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organisation and make sure it stays at the forefront of protecting the rights of the EU citizens and their family members living in the UK. As CEO, you will be responsible for driving our mission, strategy, and operations. You will lead a passionate team, work with stakeholders, and be a key advocate for our cause. We are looking for an experienced leader with a proven track record in nonprofit management and advocacy, along with a deep understanding of immigration and human rights issues.

About the3million

We are the leading organisation representing EU citizens and their family members in the UK. Our vision is a world where EU citizens can thrive, reach their potential and have an equal voice in UK society. Our work ranges from monitoring the implementation of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement, advocating for the inclusion of EU citizens throughout all sections of society, informing people of their rights, and giving EU citizens a voice in British society to build powerful allyships in order to change the narrative on migration as a whole. 

We are a grassroots and non-partisan organisation, working with a variety of stakeholders, from MPs to NGOs, legal advisors and the media on specific issues affecting EU citizens’ rights. We regularly engage with the Home Office and its monitoring bodies to advocate for change. 

We were formed through the efforts of volunteers from many different backgrounds who came together in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum in 2016. We hold on to that can-do, nimble spirit and informal, friendly and non-hierarchical collegiality.

the3million was incorporated as a limited by guarantee not-for-profit company with Companies House in November 2017. As such, the role of members of the Board of Directors is similar, though not identical, to that of Charity Trustees. 

What does the role involve? 

This role offers a unique opportunity for the right candidate to work with the Board, staff, and the wider grassroots network and make sure the vision, strategy and direction of the organisation are up to date and relevant to the needs of those we work with.

The purpose of the job is to lead the3million on a day-to-day basis within the parameters required by law, in conjunction with the organisation’s Board of Directors.

The post-holder will have particular regard to the obligations of the3million as a limited liability company to ensure that the organisation remains financially viable, as well as identify, manage and mitigate risks in a timely manner working with the Board.

Specific responsibilities will include: 

Leading and managing the organisation 

  1. To provide vision, leadership and direction on all work at the3million. 

  2. To help define the organisation’s strategy, in consultation with the Board, staff and our grassroots communities. This will include vision and mission, and how to operationalise and resource them, keeping the values of the organisation at the core of the activities.

  3. To implement, deliver and review the organisational strategy.

  4. To ensure that the organisation has the appropriate policies, procedures, systems and processes in place and that they are being implemented. 

  5. To oversee the work of all employees of the3million and persons sub-contracted to provide services to, or on behalf of, the3million, whilst ensuring that all such work of employees and sub-contractors is carried out in accordance with the terms and conditions of funding which has been procured for the purpose of each aspect of the3million’s work and taking full account of the3million’s aims and values. 

  6. To review projects and activities and provide guidance to staff members individually and collectively on actions to advance the3million’s goals. 

  7. To otherwise ensure that the3million fulfils all its obligations to be a good employer and to meet the necessary standards of employment law and health and safety regulations, and be a leading example with regard to equal opportunities in terms of staff relations and relations with the general public. 

  8. To have responsibility for the day-to-day financial management of the organisation, including preparation of budgets for agreement by the Directors and ensuring that income is maintained and expenditure is controlled in line with budgets and that potential risks are identified and managed. 

  9. To be the3million’s lead person in relation to external partners and stakeholders, representing the3million’s interests in activities that are carried out in partnership with such external bodies. 

  10. To maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect the organisation. 

  11. To ensure that the3million is an anti-oppressive organisation and remains an ally to individuals, groups and communities experiencing oppression and discrimination.

Delivery and Promotion of the organisation 

  1. To represent the3million in public forums such as speaking at conferences, attending sector policy forums, producing written material for the organisation’s own publications/promotional material as well as any appropriate external channels (such as policy briefings, newsletters, and social media).

  2. To build and maintain effective relationships with all principal supporters and other stakeholders in order to advance the organisation’s aims. 

  3. To establish mechanisms for listening to the views of beneficiaries on the3million’s performance, as part of the project management function. 

  4. To work with the the3million team to identify and develop key policy and campaign areas. 

  5. To seek opportunities to expand and promote the role of the organisation. 

  6. To represent the organisation in the press and public appearances when required. 

  7. In all other matters to assume responsibility for the work and reputation of the3million which is consistent with its standing as a well-run, dynamic organisation working to advance the interests of migrants. 

Working with the Board 

  1. To provide advice and guidance to Board members as required, in order to contribute to the effective governance of the organisation. 

  2. To provide in a timely and appropriate manner information that will assist the Board in carrying out its responsibilities. 

  3. To advise the Board on, and to bring forward responses to, any new organisational or policy developments or challenges for the3million as an organisation and with particular regard to the current economic circumstances. 

  4. To ensure the organisation fulfils its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities. 

  5. Support the Chair in ensuring the continued engagement/involvement of all members of the Board. 

  6. The postholder may be required to undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business as requested by the Board. 

Person Specification 

The post-holder will have: 

  1. Previous experience of working in a Director/ Chief Executive or Senior Management role of over 3 years. 

  2. Comprehensive knowledge of local, regional, and national issues concerning EU citizen migrants' situations.

  3. A comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the UK political environment, including the issue of the influence of public opinion.

  4. Experience or understanding of campaigning, influencing and strategies to achieve policy change.

  5. A comprehensive understanding of the NGO environment in the UK and a grasp of the role that other stakeholders play in influencing public opinion and the direction of immigration policy. 

  6. Experience and understanding of organisation operations and governance structures. 

  7. Understanding and experience of fundraising, with particular reference to the current strained conditions, especially within the not-for-profit sector, including grants, community fundraising and income generation. 

  8. Experience of partnership and relationship building within the NGO sectors, and with relevant external organisations and companies. 

  9. Proven track record in financial management. 

  10. Outstanding communication skills in English. 

  11. Ability to deliver projects to the highest standard. 

  12. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish credibility quickly with the3million stakeholders. 

  13. The ability to supervise the work of staff and volunteers in an appropriate manner. 

  14. Firm commitment to supporting the rights of all migrants, irrespective of nationality, immigration status, or other matters. 

The applicant must be currently based in the UK.

Who should apply?

Applications are welcome from everyone with the relevant passion and experience in one or more of the areas listed above. Previous experience in the migration sector or campaigning is desirable but not mandatory, as we value transferable skills gained in diverse settings.

We hold core values of inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression. Our organisation is people-led, and we embrace diversity, recognising the enrichment it brings. We are committed to listening to, engaging with, and representing a wide spectrum of individuals.

We are particularly eager to hear from candidates with lived experience of migration. If you are from a background that is underrepresented in the migration sector we also strongly encourage you to apply. This could include coming from a community that experiences racism, living with a disability, not having been to University or having been in receipt of free school meals as a child.

We recognise our team is not currently representative of communities that experience racism and that our own ways of working may replicate wider societal oppression and injustices. We are actively working towards becoming an anti-oppressive organisation, including taking steps to create a more inclusive recruitment process.

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity. the3million welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us brings our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do.

Salary and Working Conditions 

Staff team: The CEO will be line-managed by the Board of Directors. 

Duration of Contract: This post is a permanent position, with an initial six months probation period.

Gross salary: £46,214 

Place of work: Remote with travel across the UK.

Holiday entitlement: 29 days per annum, in addition to public holidays. 

Application Instructions

To apply, send us your CV including any gaps and reasons in your employment history and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages to recruitment[at]the3million[dot]org[dot]uk demonstrating your capabilities in relation to each of the points of the person specification marked. Where relevant, use your answers to illustrate how your competencies have helped you to achieve positive results. This will give you the best possible chance to be shortlisted. If you are on LinkedIn, please share with us the URL of your profile. Applications will only be accepted with a cover letter.

We welcome job share proposals for this role. 

Please also download and fill in the equality and diversity monitoring form. We only use this information to understand the demographics of people we are reaching and to guide us in making the3million equitable. This process is separate and confidential; this information is not reviewed or taken into account in the recruitment process.

Please email all the above to us at recruitment[at]the3million[dot]org[dot]uk. 

Deadline for applications: 10th December 2023, 23:59 

An invitation to interview will be sent w/c 18th December and interviews will take place early January 2024.

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Posted on: 10 November 2023
Closing date: 10 December 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Senior Management,Advocacy

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