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Kanlungan Filipino Consortium, London (Hybrid)
£36,400 - £38,220 per year
Posted 5 days ago Quick Apply
RefuAid, Brixton (Hybrid)
£18,000 (£30,000 pro rata)
Posted 2 weeks ago Quick Apply
Closing tomorrow
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£35k - 42k per year
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The Felix Project, E14, London (On-site)
£37,000 - £44,000 per year
Posted 3 days ago
Closing tomorrow
Doctors of the World UK, E14, London (Hybrid)
£24,300 gross per annum (£4,860 pro-rata)
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Causeway Irish Housing Association, London (On-site)
£26,288 per year
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London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£36,400 - £38,220 per year
Contract, 24 months, Full-time
Actively Interviewing
Job description

The Director post will be responsible for the strategic work of the Organisation and will manage a staff team delivering different projects within the Organisation. He/She will drive and lead in the development of the Organisation and will supervise relevant staff members in achieving the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people needing support in the community.

Main responsibilities:

  • Support the mission and objectives of Kanlungan and its member organisations by the skilled leadership and management of a high quality and effective team/project within an operating environment which is complex and changing.
  • Contribute to and implement the team’s aims and objectives, work plans, operational policies and procedures in such a way that they contribute to the mission of Kanlungan anddeliver on business plan objectives. 
  • Co-ordinate all activities within the project/team effectively and maintain standards in relation to service users/internal customers and other stakeholders.
  • Develop programmes, projects, networking activities and partnership project bids, funding strategies and grants applications in order to raise funds and resources for Kanlungan’scampaigns, activities and services. 

The Director will be responsible for devising work plans, producing and reviewing any policies and maximising user involvement and community engagement. S/he will also be responsible for effective liaison, producing monitoring information, and representing the organisation with funders and partner organisations.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for maximising the contribution of all workers within the team and for formal supervision, professional development and line management of staff, trainees, students and volunteers, including appropriate action to address problematic standards of performance or conduct in accordance with Kanlungan procedures
  2. Responsible for optimising use of resources allocated to the project and ensuring that financial procedures, budget and controls are in place, understood and implemented.
  3. Responsible for ensuring the support for staff including case recording, face to face work, group work, advice giving, advocacy and other interpersonal work.
  4. Responsible for best practice in the project and team, contributing to the development and maintenance of a high level of skilled practice and an appropriate level of current awareness and knowledge in regard to social, political, legal, professional and environmental trends that may have bearing upon the organisation’s work.
  5. Responsible for the provision of timely and accurate information, reports and analysis to the Trustees and funders, as they may find necessary for the proper management of Kanlungan services.
  6. Responsible for working with the Trustees on developing strategic plan and for achieving, monitoring and contributing to the review of the projects or teams performance targets and standards.
  7. Responsible for developing and maintaining the high profile of Kanlungan with funders, commissioners, members and other stakeholders.
  8. Responsible for meeting the requirements of both internal and external monitoring and contract compliance, providing accurate reports to funders and supplying timely information to support invoices and funding applications. 
  9. Responsible for maintaining good working relationships with members and external partners as appropriate; and for representing Kanlungan at other external meetings as required.
  10. Responsible for meeting the team’s targets using key performance indicators in the areas of campaigning, training, research, services and advice.
  11. The Director will participate in a 24-hour 7-day on-call rota system to provide emergency advice and support to community members, and/or back up to front line staff carrying out these duties, if necessary.
  12. Represent and articulate the issues, concerns and aspirations of the Filipino migrants and diaspora community to government agencies, the media, other organisations and in public events and meetings.

The employee may on occasion, and in necessary circumstances, be called upon to undertake work in other locations other than their usual base of work, in order to ensure Kanlungan’s obligations to community members are fulfilled.

The Director will comply with the standard responsibilities outlined for management roles within Kanlungan including adopting and complying with our ethos and values, policies and procedures; and regulatory frameworks which includes Code of Conduct, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Data Protection and use of IT resources, Regulatory Standards and Risks and internal controls, Complaints procedure, Human Resources policies and procedures.

No job description can cover every issue which may arise within the post at various times and the post-holder is expected to carry out other duties from time to time, which are broadly consistent with those described.

Person Specification: 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  1. At least 5 years’ experience of strategic working in community and voluntary sector and good understanding of the issues involved in developing/managing support and community services to a range of vulnerable people.
  2. Ability to manage and lead staff during a period of continuous change and to manage change processes, ensuring the organization delivers a strategically relevant service.
  3. Experience of 5 years or more in developing projects/community activities and strategy to raise funds and resources for these projects.
  4. Experience establishing good working relationships with community members, service users and colleagues alike and of managing and sustaining relationships with a wide range of funders, community groups, partner organisations and other organisations.
  5. A depth of understanding of the needs and aspirations of the Filipino community and other Southeast and East Asian communities, other migrants and refugee communities. 
  6. High level of skills and understanding of financial controls, financial management and budgeting processes and the ability to manage an organisational budget.
  7. Ability to work independently and to make difficult decisions using own initiative whilst remaining accountable to line management. 
  8. Understanding of the importance of supportive relationships and fulfilling lives, and especially sustainable work in developing resilience and addressing the community’s vulnerabilities.
  9. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in English, desirable if with knowledge and able to speak Filipino language.
  10. Integrity, reliability and flexibility.

Also to be demonstrated at interview: 

  1. Ability to manage a project that works effectively with people with challenging and difficult situation and successfully engages with members with a range of support needs, using an outcome-based approach.
  2. A mature, thoughtful and proactive approach to the implementation of equal opportunities and the management of diversity. 
  3. Ability to communicate well orally, with clarity, coherence and relevance.

Core Management Competencies

Attributes/behaviours the role holder must possess to be successful in the role: 

Empowering Focused

  • Focuses on addressing organisational priorities which empowers community members
  • Understands the success of Kanlungan depends on the primacy and integrity of the community
  • Represents Kanlungan effectively to all internal and external stakeholders 
  • Works collectively and in partnership with members, partners and service users
  • Uses the organisation as an organising and empowering tool

Clarity of Purpose

  • Develop objectives and targets linked to the business plan
  • Establishes clear priorities, a practical framework for achieving them and keeps issues in proportion
  • Focuses on quality, impact and outcomes/results
  • Exercises judgement and confidence in decision making
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for decisions that affect self, others and the organisation

Managing Change and Innovation

  • Contributes to continuous organisational improvement and evaluation
  • Anticipates the need for change and gets others on board
  • Manages risks effectively and sensibly
  • Responsive, flexible and optimistic
  • Communicates change positively
  • Produces and encourages innovations and improvements in systems and practices 


  • Communicates a clear vision to others
  • Maintains awareness of changes in the political, economic, social and technological environment which influence community awareness
  • Honest, brave and acts with integrity
  • Takes difficult decisions and gathers information to take measured risks
  • Empowers and manages through others
  • Makes the most use of financial and other resources; and interprets and monitors financial information appropriately

Managing Others

  • Provides constructive feedback on performance; coaches and develops others on a timely and regular basis
  • Maximises staff’s contribution to the organisation
  • Rewards and recognises the value of employee contribution to the organisation
  • Promotes openness and discussion and encourages others to contribute ideas to improve the performance of self, others and the organisation
  • Uses informal and formal procedures sensitively and appropriately
  • Sees conflict as normal and healthy and effectively manages disagreements and differences of opinions

Managing and Developing Self

  • Self-critical and reflective
  • Emotionally resilient and develops ways to manage stress and the pressure of the job
  • Manages upwards as well as downwards
  • Identifies learning and development needs to enhance performance and help contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s objectives
  • Actively addresses own continuous professional development needs
  • Assesses and continually develops own competence, seeking and accepting feedback from others 

Please submit your CV/Resume along with a narrative or cover letter (no more than one A4 page)outlining why you’re interested in the role, and how you meet the skills and experience (please give examples) we’re looking for.

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the UK. 

All successful candidates will require either a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Further Information will be forwarded to you with your offer.

Deadline of application is on the 24th of June 2022 (Friday) at 5:00pm. Please note we will be reviewing applications as received and may consider closing the vacancy early should we receive a high volume ofstrong candidates – therefore we encourage an early application.

Application resources
Application Instructions

Please submit resume and cover letter in PDF file. Thank you!

More about Kanlungan Filipino Consortium

Kanlungan Filipino Consortium is a registered charity which works to empower the Filipino and other East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) commun... Read more

Posted on: 24 May 2022
Closing date: 23 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: Director
Tags: Management,Governance

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