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DSN-UK recruiting Director

Formed in 1998, Dalit Solidarity Network brings together individuals and organisations concerned about the continued violation of human rights as a result of caste-based discrimination, mainly found in South Asia and the diaspora communities. Registered as an official charity in 2003, Dalit Solidarity Network UK continues to grow as an effective campaigning and advocacy organisation, working on the issue of caste discrimination in Great Britain and being an active player in the global movement.

The DSN-UK Director is accountable for the development and delivery of DSN-UK’s overall strategy and objectives; must provide strategic leadership to influence the policy and practice of key stakeholders to further DSN’s vision of a ‘world without caste discrimination’; and take on the overall management of DSN-UK, including management of staff, its finances and other resources.

We are seeking someone with a substantial track record of successfully working at a senior level with strategic leadership and management responsibilities, and an ability to develop organisational strategies and translate them into plans and budgets. You should have a proven track record of building and leading high performing teams, with skills in cross-cultural management. The role requires high level lobbying, advocacy and public speaking, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. A proven track record and experience of fundraising from a variety of sources will also be needed. You should be skilled in developing and managing budgets; working in or with a coalition or network; working as part of a team; and designing and using office systems. Applicants should be willing to travel and work outside usual office hours if necessary. The successful candidate must be committed to the aims of DSN-UK and sensitive to issues of caste, gender, race and religion, and ensuring equal opportunities.

To apply, please upload your CV and a supporting statement. You can do this through the Guardian Jobs website. Candidates will be expected to provide proof of the right to work and reside in the UK.