The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) is a professional association and registered charity, the majority of whose members are barristers, solicitors, advocates and OISC regulated advisers practising in all aspects of immigration, asylum and nationality law. Academics, non-governmental organisations and individuals with a substantial interest in the law are also members.
ILPA exists to promote and improve advice and representation in immigration, asylum and nationality law, through an extensive programme of training and disseminating information and by providing research and opinion that draw on the experiences of members. ILPA is represented on numerous Government, official and non-Governmental advisory groups and regularly provides evidence to parliamentary and official enquiries. We promote the advising and representation of immigrants, provide information to members and others on domestic and European immigration, asylum and nationality law, and secure a non-racist, non-sexist, just and equitable system of immigration, asylum and nationality law practice.
This exciting opportunity will see the new Chief Executive provide strategic, financial, and operational leadership for ILPA and, provide advocacy on behalf of the profession and members. The Chief Executive will work closely with our Chair and skilled Board of Trustees to drive forward our agenda and strategy.
We’re looking for someone with extensive leadership experience from within the charity sector, who is a strategic thinker, with excellent diplomacy and relationship management skills. You will be an inspiring leader who can take us forward on our journey, building on our success. You will be someone who can embrace our values, build and model a positive culture and have the ability to drive strategic development and set a clear and compelling direction for ILPA.
Naturally people-focused, you will be able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders and partners and build relationships. We are looking for an individual with faultless integrity, sensitivity of the complex external landscape, and self-awareness to enable them to negotiate, influence and operate as a credible and effective ambassador. Diplomatic, tactical, and agile, you will be able to work across a complex landscape. With sound financial acumen, you must have the ability to identify new opportunities for funding and income development.
Ultimately, you will be able to demonstrate a proactive commitment to promoting respect for human rights and the rule of law and an ability to conduct advocacy on behalf of the profession.
At ILPA, we recognise the value of a diverse team, and we encourage applications from people with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
If you think this describes you, then please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners.
Closing date: 9 a.m., Friday 24th June 2022
Please click 'Apply via Website' to be directed to the Peridot Partners website and contact the advising consultant for further information about this role.