We are hiring!

Could you be the next Director of Sanctuary Hosting? Read on to find out more about this exciting role within a young, dynamic and expanding charity.

Role: Director (part time)

Salary:  £27,000 – £29,000 pa (pro rata)

Location: Office base in Cowley, Oxford, working across the Thames Valley (remote working arrangements are currently in place)

Hours: 24 per week (to be worked flexibly)

Sanctuary Hosting is a charity working across the Thames Valley to match people who are homeless and in the asylum process, as well as people fleeing domestic abuse and human trafficking / modern day slavery by placing them in a rent-free spare room for an agreed period of time. The staff team is supported by a large number of volunteers.

The Director is responsible for management of the charity, reporting to the board of trustees. The postholder manages the Service Co-ordinator and Project Worker to ensure the safe and effective recruitment, training, support and supervision of all hosts and volunteers. They oversee the guest referral process and all hosting placements. They work with the board to raise funds and ensure that the work is carried out to meet the requirements of funders and within budget. They take the lead in publicity and communications and external partnership working.

You will need experience of delivering high quality, confidential, user-centred services for vulnerable people. You will also need a strong understanding of and empathy for the situation of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. An awareness of boundaries and willingness to engage in regular supervision to promote self care are essential.

You will need to be able to work flexibly, undertaking out of hours and weekend work as required, and to travel extensively across the Thames Valley area.

Please find job description & person specification to download, use the application form here and for further see details for applicants. Optionally, you can complete our equality and diversity monitoring form. We regret we are not able to accept CVs.

If you experience difficulties downloading the documentation, call Sarah Wahby (07378 302 491).

Closing date: 9am Monday 4th January 2021. Interviews will take place Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th January 2020.

We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture

and experience. As part of its recruitment and selection procedures Sanctuary Hosting conducts DBS checks of all staff and volunteers.