Vacancy – Director/Advocacy Lead at Samphire in Dover

Are you passionate about migration and asylum issues? Or perhaps you have lived experience?  Samphire is seeking a Director/Advocacy Lead to oversee our strategic plan for the next few years.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our services and activities with migrants, asylum seekers, and immigration ex-detainees; help us expand our engagement in advocacy, and guide our efforts to foster more inclusive and compassionate attitudes towards migrants in our local communities and schools.

Our preference is to recruit one committed and competent individual to fill both posts, but we will also consider applications for either of the two.

Director (3 days per week)

Advocacy Lead (1 day per week)

Both positions will be based at our office in Dover, Kent. Salary range Director is NJC Pt 30-33: £33,782 – £36,922 (pro rata). Salary range for Advocacy Lead (if not filled by same person as Director) is NJC Pt  26-28: £29,636 – £31,371 (pro rata)

We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have lived experience of migration or have work experience within the sector. For more information about what we do, visit or to arrange an informal chat about the job positions, contact Joy Stephens (Chair) on 

For a Job Description & Person Specification and Application Form, please click on the following links:

Job JD & Person spec Director

Job JD and Person spec Advocacy Lead

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Please send your completed application form by email to

Deadline for submission is 6pm on Thursday 28th October. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3rd or 4th November in Dover (restrictions permitting), with possible second interview on Tuesday 9th November.