Praxis is an award-winning human rights charity fighting for migrant rights since 1983. We give advice, provide support, and campaign so that migrants and refugees in the UK can live with safety, dignity and respect. People who have migrated to the UK will not be marginalised or mistreated because of their immigration status. They will live safely, free from poverty, discrimination, and exclusion, and be treated with compassion and respect.
Our aspiration is to be a leading organisation driving the national agenda on immigration policy and contribute to long-term, sustainable systemic change. We’re looking for an experienced, visionary leader who embraces an open, non-hierarchical and inclusive approach, who knows how to get the best out of a small but highly committed senior management team and how to engage effectively with a charity board.
We have centred the voices of people with lived experience in our advocacy and campaigning work and we’re looking for a leader who brings experience of operating in a similar context with strong communication skills and a proven ability to influence key stakeholders across national and local government, funders and partners.
As we enter 2024, the extreme hostility that migrants and refugees face both within the immigration system as well as in the face of highly negative coverage in the national media, means that whoever joins as our next chief executive must be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the ongoing political, financial and practical challenges in our sector. We are therefore seeking a person who will be resilient and flexible in their approach to ensure that as an organisation we continue to respond effectively to changing circumstances and needs.
As we seek to become an anti-racist organisation you must also be able to meaningfully demonstrate where you’ve led or supported work of this kind within your field. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented communities or those with lived experience.
Praxis’ work has never been more important or needed. If you share our values and have the passion, commitment and tenacity to enact further positive change for migrants in the UK, we would very much like to hear from you.
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