Every year thousands of unaccompanied child refugees arrive in Europe in search of safety. They find themselves stuck in squalid camps or sleeping rough on city streets unaware of their legal right to travel safely through Europe.
Safe Passage was founded in late 2015 in response to what became known as Europe's modern 'refugee crisis'. In the past four years they have grown from a small UK project to an international organisation supporting refugees to access safe routes to asylum across Europe.
Director of Operations and Finance
Safe Passage International
£48,000 - £53,000 gross per annum, depending on experience
The Director of Operations and Finance will play an integral role within the senior management team at Safe Passage International. This is a unique opportunity to join a young and ground-breaking international organisation in a role that will require both a strategic and a hands-on approach.
Working closely with the Chief Executive and leading a committed and talented team, you will take strategic responsibility for all aspects of the finance and operations' functions of the Safe Passage International “Group” of charitable organisations registered in the UK, France, and Greece, whilst actively contributing to the development of the organisation's ambitious 3-year strategy.
To be successful in this role you will need to be a strategic thinker with finance, HR, and organisational management experience. Critically, you will be a confident self-starter with a flexible approach to achieve results in a fast-changing external environment.
Values-driven and people-focused you will have a passionate commitment to support the sustainable growth of the organisation and have a genuine interest in Safe Passage International's mission and strategic goals.
Safe Passage International values equality and diversity and strive to build a workforce reflective of the communities they work in. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, or disability. People with refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds are experts by experience and are particularly encouraged to apply.
For further information and to apply to this role, please download the appointment brief below.
If after reviewing the Appointment Brief you feel you meet the criteria and you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, please email Alex Williams as our retained advisors at Prospectus with a copy of your CV or call 020 7691 1920.
To apply for this position, please fill in the Equal Opportunities information and upload your CV and include a supporting document of no more than two pages of A4 onto our website.
The closing date for applications: 6 August
Preliminary interview with Prospectus: 17th August - 23rd August
Interviews with Safe Passage: W/C 30 August
These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.