Please note, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship. CVs must be accompanied by a supporting statement outlining your key skills and experience relevant to this role.
Formed in 1998, Dalit Solidarity Network brings together individuals and organisations concerned about the continued violation of human rights as a result of caste-based discrimination, mainly found in South Asian communities. Registering as an official charity in 2003, Dalit Solidarity Network UK continues to grow as an effective campaigning and advocacy organisation, working on the issue of caste discrimination in Great Britain and being an active player in the global movement.
The DSN-UK Director is accountable for the development and delivery of DSN-UK's overall strategy and objectives; must provide strategic leadership to influence the policy and practice of key stakeholders to further DSN’s vision of a ‘world without caste discrimination’; and take on the overall management of DSN-UK, including management of staff, its finances and fundraising, and other resources. As DSN-UK is a small charity, with only two part-time members of staff, it is important that the Director learns all aspects of the day-to-day running of the organisation.
We are seeking someone that has a track record of successfully working at a senior level, with an ability to develop organisational strategies and translate them into plans and budgets. It will be essential to have experience of working on issues of social justice/human rights and of campaigning for change, whilst representing an organisation to others, ranging from grass roots activists to government officials.
The role also requires high level lobbying, advocacy and public speaking, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience of fundraising from trusts, governments and corporate sources will also be needed. You should be skilled in developing and managing budgets; working in or with a coalition or network and as part of a team; using office systems and social media; and being self-sufficient in organising your own work and deadlines. Applicants should be willing to travel in the UK and work outside usual office hours if necessary. The successful candidate must be committed to the aims of DSN-UK and sensitive to issues of caste, gender, race and religion, and ensuring equal opportunities.
To apply, please upload your CV and a supporting statement. Candidates will be expected to provide proof of the right to work and reside in the UK. Previous applicants for this role need not apply.
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