Director of the RAMP Project

 

17 October 2019

 

About the RAMP Project

 

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

 

Advisers are currently working 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. From early 2020 the RAMP Project will be spun out as a separate organisation to better enable the next phase of the its development. The new RAMP Director will lead the project and new organisation, representing an exciting opportunity for someone to shape and grow this work.

 

RAMP is supported by Unbound Philanthropy, The Barrow Cadbury Fund, EY, 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 Director of the RAMP Project who strongly believes in the power of cross-party working and close collaboration between politics, civil society and business to bring about social change. The Director will work closely with an Executive Chair on the new Board of Directors, and our team of researchers and advisers to shape the next phase of the project.

 

The Director of the RAMP Project will lead the organisation, shaping its strategy and ensuring its smooth running, including:

Working closely with the Executive Chair, Board of Directors and RAMP Principals to set the Project’s strategic direction – covering both RAMP Parliament and RAMP Cities – and a plan to deliver objectives

Leading and managing the RAMP Parliamentary team (currently 4 advisers), providing support, guidance and coaching as necessary, facilitating collaborative working and ensuring the team have the tools and relationships to stay abreast of parliamentary developments and key legislation to ensure delivery

Maintaining and growing strong networks of relationships, particularly with RAMP Principals, key parliamentarians and city leaders from across different political parties, civil society and sector organisations, businesses and trade organisations

Building on existing funding to secure the project’s resources beyond 2020 and grow its scope

Establishing and managing the new organisation, including HR, Finance, IT, branding and communications

 

Person Specification

 

In order to be successful in this role, candidates will require a range of different skills and experiences.

 

Personal skills

 

High levels of drive, energy and determination

Ability to balance responsiveness to opportunities with a focus on strategic goals

Initiative, good problem-solving skills and an ability to learn quickly and adapt to a rapidly changing context

Sound judgement

Excellent people skills with an ability to relate well to a wide variety of people and organisations

Demonstrable belief in and commitment to the power of working collaboratively with people who may hold different views to yourself

Great communication skills

 

Practical experience

 

Strong candidates for this role may have experience in some, rather than all, of the below:

 

Experience of influencing public policy and/or running campaigns

Experience of working in a political context (e.g. Parliament, local government) or a similar environment where the candidate will have developed an understanding of the importance of political context

Experience of managing teams

Experience of setting up and/or running organisational systems

Experience of fundraising, particularly with high net worth individuals and businesses

Experience of working on migration-related issues

 

Details

 

Starting salary circa £40k depending on experience

Part-time and flexible working considered

Applications should include a cover letter (max 1 page) and a CV

Please send applications by email to info@goodfaith.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 15th November 2019 and use ‘RAMP Director’ in the email subject line