Executive Director of Services

Refugee Council
Flexible, with regular travel to London
circa £69,000

The Refugee Council has been supporting refugees and asylum seekers since 1951. Their mission is to be an influential and effective advocate of refugee protection rights, supporting refugees to lead safe, dignified and fulfilling lives, in line with the UK’s international refugee and human rights commitments and obligations. The Refugee Council delivers a range of expert and holistic services for individuals and families at all stages of the asylum determination and refugee protection system in the UK. These include people resettled in the UK, unaccompanied children and young people, people granted refugee protection who are moving on to live independently, people who are destitute or homeless, and people whose mental wellbeing has been affected by their experience of persecution, trauma and forced exile.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced dynamic senior leader in complex, client centric services – ideally focussed on the needs of marginalised, excluded and vulnerable people.  The new Executive Director will play a critical role supporting the development of a new organisational strategy and leading the delivery of evolutionary change into the new decade.

You will have a demonstrable track record leading services to achieve high quality outcomes and deliver tangible impact to our client groups.  Highly collaborative with both internal and external stakeholders, you will have a real passion for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees, and demonstrate a clear understanding of the ongoing political, financial and practical challenges.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.