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JOB: Director, 36k, Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS)

PAFRAS works with asylum seekers, refugees and the wider community to counter the effects of destitution.  Our work has three main strands: emergency & crisis intervention, specialist casework and integrated mental health support.  PAFRAS leads a busy weekly multi-agency Drop-in where a range of provisions, advice and health services are available for asylum seekers facing destitution and hardship.  We deliver 1:1 Casework and Mental Health sessions with some group work throughout the rest of the week from a combination of office based appointments and outreach activities.  At the heart of all we do is our service-users, with their voice and experiences driving the development of the organisation.

PAFRAS has undergone a significant period of change over the last three years, strengthening our core activities and building both new contacts and new partnerships.  We are now at the point to embed our services and practices before we move into the next phase of the organisation’s development.

PAFRAS is operating within a challenging and hostile environment, we see the evidence of failing Home Office policy every day and work closely with campaigning organisations and national and local networks to campaign for change and influence policy and decision makers.

We are looking for a talented and inspirational Director with the strategic vision to lead the organisation into the future, ensuring our work is relevant, responsive to the needs of our service-users and well-informed.

The full application pack can be downloaded from the PAFRAS website.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact our current Director, Ruth, 0113 2622163.

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