London, Greater London

£33,000 - £35,000 per year

Permanent, Part-time

About the organisation

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Job Description

Migration Exchange funder network is seeking a highly organised, proactive person to manage the work of the network based at Global Dialogue. This is an exciting opportunity to play a flexible, varied role on a dynamic programme focused on one of the biggest social justice issues of our time.

Who we are

Migration Exchange is an informal network of independent funders, established in 2010.  We work together to improve the lives of people who migrate and receiving communities in the UK, by informing public debate on migration and supporting welcoming communities. The network is independent and non-partisan, and has been a programme of Global Dialogue since 2015. Global Dialogue is a registered charity (1122052) promoting human rights and social change through innovative and collaborative philanthropy. We are based at the award-winning Foundry building in Vauxhall, London.

We work with a wide range of partners including NGOs, academics, think tanks, journalists and other funder networks in the UK. Our activities include commissioning analysis to support funders and key partners to take effective action on shared concerns; supporting bold ventures where aligning grants enables activity to take place at scale or increases the potential for success; and using the convening power of members to support, connect and strengthen good work.

Our broad strategic priorities to 2021 are to:

  • Improve understanding of public attitudes on migration and how they relate to politics, policy and communities
  • Use this knowledge, locally and nationally, to improve accuracy and depth of conversations about migration and integration
  • Develop strong networks that forge alliances and build public support for welcoming and thriving communities for all
  • Promote an immigration system that treats people fairly and with dignity and respect, and which has public confidence and consent

In addition, in 2019/20, our proactive work will include the delivery of a longitudinal Attitudes to Immigration Tracker with Ipsos MORI and IMiX, and launching a leadership development programme, building on the research we commissioned in 2018.

Job Description

The overall purpose of this role is to manage the funder network, ensuring effective delivery of the programme objectives, supporting communications and outreach to the MEX network and ensuring the efficient day-to-day operations of MEX.  The MEX Programme Manager reports to the Executive Director of Global Dialogue, with a ‘dotted line’ to the MEX Director who works for Global Dialogue on a consultancy basis.

Tasks will include:

  • Working with the Director to shape, communicate and deliver Migration Exchange strategy and outputs
  • Managing MEX communications, including drafting and distributing regular briefings and learning resources to a network of funders and NGOs, and ensuring that the MEX online communities are up to date and relevant
  • Organising MEX management committee meetings, preparing the agenda and papers, and minuting meetings, and convening MEX network events
  • Project-managing relevant network activities as required, with a focus in 2019-21 on supporting the leadership programme and the Attitude to Immigration Tracker project
  • Ensuring effective delivery of small grants and commissions in support of the goals of Migration Exchange, overseeing the grant agreement process with grantees, grant delivery and reporting, and liaising with external consultants for contract arrangements, in line with Global Dialogue policies
  • Spotting key external developments on migration, and delivering up to six briefing or webinars a year, over and above main meetings. This includes event planning and coordination, managing invite lists, attendee liaison, venue identification, attendance to support logistics
  • Managing MEX finances including drafting and monitoring annual budgets, creating project budgets and providing commentary to accountants
  • Preparing grant applications for new funds as required, reporting to donors, including compiling narrative and financial reports
  • Commissioning and overseeing commissions in collaboration with the Director
  • Developing relationships with key civil society actors and following key initiatives as the field develops
  • Attending meetings and conferences and help to gather insights about migration issues in the UK, occasionally acting in a “deputy” capacity to the Director if required
  • Other duties as required

Person Specification

Required:

  • Minimum three years relevant work experience
  • Excellent project management skills, including budget management
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and orally, with the ability to produce concise, engaging content
  • Experience of organising successful events and meetings
  • Experience of finance administration and budgeting
  • Networking skills, showing tact and sensitivity
  • Self-starter, able to work unsupervised
  • Knowledge of, and passion for, social change in the UK context
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent professional experience
  • Demonstrable commitment to equal opportunities and human rights
  • Permission to live and work in the UK

Desirable:

  • Personal experience of the immigration system or seeking refugee status
  • Understanding of grant-making and/or private philanthropy
  • Experience of supporting multi-partner programmes, networks or projects
  • Prior work experience in the social change sector, on a fast-paced policy agenda
  • Understanding of the issues facing migrants, refugees and the organisations which support them

Terms and Conditions

  • Salary: c.£33,000 - £35,000 per annum pro rata depending on experience
  • Working hours: This is a part-time role for 2.5 or 3 days/week by negotiation, based on a FT equivalent of 35 hours per week excluding lunch breaks
  • Start date: August/September 2019 by negotiation
  • Holidays: 25 days per annum pro-rata plus UK public holidays
  • Pension: Global Dialogue contributes 6% to its workplace pension scheme
  • Permanent contract, subject to funding, with a three-month probationary period
  • Location: Vauxhall, London, with some national travel