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Role

Treasurer

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Social justice

  • Contact:

    Laura Taylor

  • Contact email:

    laura.taylor@rampproject.org

  • Role ref:

    REF-123

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    09-07-2020

  • Client:

    The Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policy Project (RAMP)

The RAMP (Resettlement, Asylum and Migration Policy) project is a cross-party initiative which seeks to reimagine a world-class ethical migration system for a successful and integrated Britain. A system which works for all of us: for communities, for businesses and for migrants. 

Started in January 2018, RAMP achieves this by: 

  • Seconding high-quality researchers and advisers to a range of politicians, both within parliament and across our cities, so that they can think more deeply and collaborate more widely on migration and integration issues. 

  • Bringing together leaders from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to work together on policies and programmes that can command support across the spectrum of public opinion. 

  • Providing secretariat support for the APPG on Migration 

So far, advisers have been placed with Kate Green MP, Tim Farron MP, Steve Double MP, the Bishop of Durham Paul Butler, and the Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees (RAMP Principals). 

The project has been developed and incubated by the Good Faith Partnership, a social consultancy that exists to solve difficult problems by bringing together surprisingly different people.It has now been  spun out as a separate organisation to better enable the next phase of its development and a new RAMP Director has been recruited to lead the new organisation. The Treasurer and Directors will play a key strategic leadership role for the new organisation, shaping and growing this work. 

RAMP is supported by Unbound Philanthropy, The Barrow Cadbury Fund, The AB Charitable Trust, Migration Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and Fragomen LLP, the world’s largest immigration law firm, which provides expert technical and legal expertise to the team. 

What people say about the RAMP Project 

“I want it to be a hallmark of my time in office that Bristol is leading the way on the inclusion of migrants and refugees, and the RAMP Bristol project is making that possible by adding high quality capacity in my senior team.” Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol 

“We desperately need a more sensible and balanced dialogue on what our post-Brexit immigration system ought to look like. The Good Faith Partnership is playing a key role in responding to this demand by establishing the RAMP Project: a cross- party platform for parliamentarians like me to discuss immigration issues and exchange policy ideas with confidence and honesty.” Steve Double MP 

The Opportunity 

We are looking for a Treasurer and Non-Exec Directors who strongly believe in the power of cross-party working and close collaboration between politics, civil society and business to bring about social change. The Treasurer and Non-Exec Directors will work closely with the Executive Chair, others on the Board, and the RAMP Director to lead the organisation, shaping its strategy and ensuring its smooth running, including: 

  • Providing clear strategic direction for the organisation and ensuring delivery in line with that. 

  • Providing advice and practical support where relevant to facilitate the set-up of the new organisation.

  • Supporting the fundraising efforts of the new organisation through relevant networks and connections and, as appropriate, acting as an ambassador to promote the work of the organisation externally and safeguard its reputation and values.

  • Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation and that all funds received are used for their intended charitable purposes.

In addition, the Treasurer will help the Board of Directors to carry out their financial responsibilities by: 

  • Supporting the Board’s financial decision making by ensuring the Board has a thorough understanding of the organisation’s financial position 

  • Advising the board on how to carry out its financial responsibilities, liaising with professional advisors as required 

  • Overseeing the preparation and scrutiny of annual accounts 

  • Working closely with the RAMP Director of the team to ensure appropriate set-up and implementation of financial processes and controls in the new organisation. 

Person Specification 

We are looking for people who: 

  • Strongly believe in the power of cross-party working and close collaboration between politics, civil society and business to bring about social change 

  • Have expertise in one or more of the following areas: providing support for migrants and refugees, advocacy on migrant rights;  migration research;  responsibility for business access to talent; public affairs, media and communications; funding and fundraising; legislative development and national/international institutions; public sector policy development and implementation. 

  • Ideally have first-hand experience of migration to the UK or of the UK asylum system  

Details 

  • Board positions are unremunerated 

  • Board meetings will take place once every two months during the first 12 months of the organisation and non-Exec Directors are asked to commit  6 days per year to RAMP

  • To express your interest, please send your CV to info@rampproject.org and use ‘RAMP Board’ in the email subject line