(Post closed) Job vacancy – we’re recruiting for a National Director

***Please note that the application process for the below post has now closed***

The No Accommodation Network (NACCOM) is recruiting for the post of National Director.

An experienced and dynamic manager is required to lead a growing and ambitious charity to consolidate and further develop its position as a key strategic national network. NACCOM was established in 2006 to support organisations that provide people seeking asylum, refugees, and other migrants with housing and other assistance to prevent their destitution. The network has grown to represent 112 member organisations housing over 3,000 people last year.

The National Director will be responsible for delivering and developing our strategy, building on the growth that the organisation has experienced. We are looking for someone; with a passion for social justice, with excellent organisational and communication skills with a wide variety of stakeholders, who can foster collaborative partnerships, and who can see the big picture as well as having an attention to detail. They will lead a small staff team, located in different parts of the UK, and be committed to supporting other organisations reach their full potential, representing a growing sector to influence policy makers and opinion formers for the benefit of destitute people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants.

This is an exciting role for an ambitious and tenacious individual who wants to shape the future development of the organisation and influence the sector to make a big difference to the lives of increasing numbers of vulnerable people and those that support them.

NACCOM is an equal opportunity employer and would welcome applications from people with personal experience of migration.

Click here for a copy of our latest impact report.

The full Job Description and Person Specification for the role is available below
Application process


The application deadline is 9am Monday 22nd June 2020.

Please send your CV (no more than two sides) and a covering letter of no more than two sides stating how you meet the person specification as outlined in the Job Description (below).

Please email to office@naccom.org.uk and diane@naccom.org.uk marked clearly PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL. Please do not send PDFs as we will need to anonymise your application. As well as sending your CV and personal statement we would be grateful if you could fill in this anonymous equal opportunities survey monkey, although this is optional.


The first round interviews will take place on Tuesday 7th July 2020 and if the panel decides to go to second round interviews these will take place on Thursday 16th July 2020. A decision will be taken nearer the time whether it is possible to do interviews in person or via Zoom.

For further information about the role please contact Julian Prior (Chair of Trustees) via email; julianprior@actionfoundation.org.uk

NACCOM is a registered charity in England and Wales Registration No.1162434

Job Description – National Director    

Responsible to: Board of Trustees (primarily Chair and Treasurer)

Organisational Context: NACCOM is committed to bringing an end to destitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants with no recourse to public funds living in the UK. NACCOM exists to promote good practice in and support the establishment of accommodation projects that reduce destitution amongst people seeking asylum. In addition, they may also support migrants with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) and / or refugees facing barriers to accessing affordable housing.

It does this by:

  • providing information, advice, and networking opportunities to share learning and good practices to provide pathways out of destitution
  • working with others (including those with lived experience) to raise awareness of destitution and campaign for a just and humane asylum system
  • gathering and disseminating data on the scale of destitution and positive outcomes achieved by members

Job purpose:

1.      To lead the work of NACCOM, working with its Trustees, Staff, Members to implement its vision to end destitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants with no recourse to public funds in the UK;

2.      To be responsible for the implementation of strategy, management and administration of the organisation, including its fundraising and finances;

3.      To work with the Trustee Board to develop and review strategy, and fulfil its governance functions ensuring that it receives appropriate advice and information on all relevant matters;

4.      To promote NACCOM and grow its membership and influence.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £40,760 – £43,662 p.a. (NJC – SCP points 38 – 41) + 6% pension. London allowance may be considered.

Contract: Permanent following a 6-month probation period

Location: Within the UK – home-based or hosted within an office by agreement with regular travel to London and UK-wide.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing NACCOM’s ‘Vision’ and ‘Strategic Plan’ working with trustees, staff, members, and partners.
  • Lead and line manage staff, supporting them with regular supervision and appraisals to facilitate their work and development, including through appropriate training.
  • Oversee the management of NACCOM’s finances together with the treasurer and finance administrator, including management accounts, audit preparation/financial reporting, to ensure that NACCOM remains financially healthy and complies with its legal obligations and good practice.
  • Develop and lead the delivery of NACCOM’s fundraising strategy, including building relationships with grant making trusts, donors and supporters, reporting on the use of funds given.
  • Work with staff, members and partners to identify and promote good practice in the delivery of accommodation for destitute people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants.
  • Oversee and support the implementation of NACCOM’s advocacy and campaign strategy. This will include representing NACCOM locally and nationally; in the media, by meeting politicians, policy makers and other influencers.
  • Work with members, key stakeholders and staff to improve the system of monitoring and collecting data from the network to record key outcomes/outputs of members work and the effects of destitution.
  • Provide the Board of Trustees, and other stakeholders with timely, clear and comprehensive reports so they can monitor and evaluate NACCOM’s performance and governance.
  • Promote NACCOM’s work to its members and externally building collaborative partnerships and engaging widely with cross sector networks.
  • Promote a culture of inclusion and diversity within NACCOM and its member organisations.
  • Oversee the organisation of the Annual Conference / AGM and other events as appropriate and the production of the annual impact report / report of accounts.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as agreed with the Chair and the Board of Trustees
Person specification

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate that he or she is/has;

  • An understanding of the issues faced by people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants in the UK with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF), particularly destitution.
  • Experience of supporting and/or housing vulnerable people, identifying, and developing best practice, particularly from within the voluntary sector.
  • Experience of strategic planning and implementation working with a diverse Board of Trustees.
  • Proven success in raising funds from a variety of sources, including from trusts and foundations, as well as delivering and reporting on agreed outcomes and the evaluation of services.
  • Management experience, including the management of staff, budgets, projects and volunteers.
  • Proven track record of advocating for the rights of marginalised groups and experience of or an aptitude for working with the media.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The following key competencies will be required.

  • A leader and effective manager who is dynamic, persuasive, and able to meet both the operational and strategic demands of the role
  • An ability to manage competing priorities and a challenging workload.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, enabling good relationships to be established and maintained with Trustees, colleagues, members, and other stakeholders.
  • An excellent communicator with a high level of written and spoken English.
  • A persuasive speaker, capable of positively influencing a wide range of audiences.
  • Good networker with the ability to foster new partnerships, nurture and maintain existing ones and work collaboratively across sectors.
  • The ability to work creatively and flexibly in a diverse range of situations and with a wide variety of people and organisations.
  • Self-motivated, resilient, and able to work independently whilst keeping others informed, working collaboratively and being accountable to the Chair/Board.
  • An excellent role model and team player, able to engender an environment of mutual trust and respect.


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