£40,760 - £43,662 per year (London Allowance considered)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

National Director

An experienced and dynamic manager is required to lead a growing and ambitious charity to consolidate and further develop its position as a key strategic national network. NACCOM was established in 2006 to support organisations that provide people seeking asylum, refugees, and other migrants with housing and other assistance to prevent their destitution. The network has grown to represent 112 member organisations housing over 3,000 people last year.
The National Director will be responsible for delivering and developing our strategy, building on the growth that the organisation has experienced. We are looking for someone; with a passion for social justice, with excellent organisational and communication skills with a wide variety of stakeholders, who can foster collaborative partnerships, and who can see the big picture as well as having an attention to detail. They will lead a small staff team, located in different parts of the UK, and be committed to supporting other organisations reach their full potential, representing a growing sector to influence policy makers and opinion formers for the benefit of destitute people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants.

This is an exciting role for an ambitious and tenacious individual who wants to shape the future development of the organisation and influence the sector to make a big difference to the lives of increasing numbers of vulnerable people and those that support them.

Job Description – National Director

Responsible to: Board of Trustees (primarily Chair and Treasurer)

Organisational Context: NACCOM is committed to bringing an end to destitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants with no recourse to public funds living in the UK. NACCOM exists to promote good practice in and support the establishment of accommodation projects that reduce destitution amongst people seeking asylum. In addition, they may also support migrants with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) and / or refugees facing barriers to accessing affordable housing.

It does this by:

  • providing information, advice, and networking opportunities to share learning and good practices to provide pathways out of destitution
  • working with others (including those with lived experience) to raise awareness of destitution and campaign for a just and humane asylum system
  • gathering and disseminating data on the scale of destitution and positive outcomes achieved by members

Job purpose:

1. To lead the work of NACCOM, working with its Trustees, Staff, Members to implement its vision to end destitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants with no recourse to public funds in the UK;

2. To be responsible for the implementation of strategy, management and administration of the organisation, including its fundraising and finances;

3. To work with the Trustee Board to develop and review strategy, and fulfil its governance functions ensuring that it receives appropriate advice and information on all relevant matters;

4. To promote NACCOM and grow its membership and influence.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £40,760 - £43,662 p.a. (NJC – SCP points 38 – 41) + 6% pension

London allowance may be considered.

Contract: Permanent following a 6-month probation period

Location: Within the UK - home based or hosted within an office by agreement with regular travel to London and UK wide.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing NACCOM’s ‘Vision’ and ‘Strategic Plan’ working with trustees, staff, members, and partners.
  • Lead and line manage staff, supporting them with regular supervision and appraisals to facilitate their work and development, including through appropriate training.
  • Oversee the management of NACCOM’s finances together with the treasurer and finance administrator, including management accounts, audit preparation/financial reporting, to ensure that NACCOM remains financially healthy and complies with its legal obligations and good practice.
  • Develop and lead the delivery of NACCOM’s fundraising strategy, including building relationships with grant making trusts, donors and supporters, reporting on the use of funds given.
  • Work with staff, members and partners to identify and promote good practice in the delivery of accommodation for destitute people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants.
  • Oversee and support the implementation of NACCOM’s advocacy and campaign strategy. This will include representing NACCOM locally and nationally; in the media, by meeting politicians, policy makers and other influencers.
  • Work with members, key stakeholders and staff to improve the system of monitoring and collecting data from the network to record key outcomes/outputs of members work and the effects of destitution.
  • Provide the Board of Trustees, and other stakeholders with timely, clear and comprehensive reports so they can monitor and evaluate NACCOM’s performance and governance.
  • Promote NACCOM’s work to its members and externally building collaborative partnerships and engaging widely with cross sector networks.
  • Promote a culture of inclusion and diversity within NACCOM and its member organisations.
  • Oversee the organisation of the Annual Conference / AGM and other events as appropriate and the production of the annual impact report / report of accounts.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as agreed with the Chair and the Board of Trustees

Person specification

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate that he or she is/has;

  • An understanding of the issues faced by people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants in the UK with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF), particularly destitution.
  • Experience of supporting and/or housing vulnerable people, identifying, and developing best practice, particularly from within the voluntary sector.
  • Experience of strategic planning and implementation working with a diverse Board of Trustees.
  • Proven success in raising funds from a variety of sources, including from trusts and foundations, as well as delivering and reporting on agreed outcomes and the evaluation of services.
  • Management experience, including the management of staff, budgets, projects and volunteers.
  • Proven track record of advocating for the rights of marginalised groups and experience of or an aptitude for working with the media.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The following key competencies will be required.

  • A leader and effective manager who is dynamic, persuasive, and able to meet both the operational and strategic demands of the role
  • An ability to manage competing priorities and a challenging workload.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, enabling good relationships to be established and maintained with Trustees, colleagues, members, and other stakeholders.
  • An excellent communicator with a high level of written and spoken English.
  • A persuasive speaker, capable of positively influencing a wide range of audiences.
  • Good networker with the ability to foster new partnerships, nurture and maintain existing ones and work collaboratively across sectors.
  • The ability to work creatively and flexibly in a diverse range of situations and with a wide variety of people and organisations.
  • Self-motivated, resilient, and able to work independently whilst keeping others informed, working collaboratively and being accountable to the Chair/Board
  • An excellent role model and team player, able to engender an environment of mutual trust and respect.


Refreshed on: 05 June 2020
Closed date: 22 June 2020
Tags: Senior Management, Management

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