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Executive Director, Clinical and Counter-Trafficking

£72,500 (pro rata)
Responsible to
Chief Executive Officer
Helen Bamber Foundation office: Camden, London (flexible)
Closing date

This is an exceptional opportunity to help lead HBF’s vibrant, multi-disciplinary and expert teams and drive and build clinical and counter-trafficking partnerships and programs that enable all survivors to have the strength to move forward with their lives. 

The successful candidate will join HBF at a time when we are looking to grow the impact of our therapy work domestically and internationally and are determined to focus attention on what is needed to prevent the re-trafficking, exploitation and abuse of vulnerable survivors.  You will have the opportunity to utilise your strategic and programme design and development skills to ensure that the expert knowledge from HBF’s direct client work supports increased access to care for survivors across the UK and globally. 

The role involves significant prior clinical experience in providing evidence-based trauma focused treatments to survivors of trafficking, torture and other human cruelty, as well as of the wider support and services needed by such survivors.  It requires a person with vision who can work collaboratively to design, implement and evaluate projects that increase survivors’ access to the support they need.  You will be a leader who is able to communicate with professionals from a wide range of fields, disciplines and countries as well as representing HBF in partnerships, in policy work and with donors. 

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit the following:

  • An up to date, detailed CV.
  • a covering letter or supporting statement
  • Please let us know if you are not able to attend interview on the dates given in the Recruitment Timetable and/or if you would like to speak to someone from the Appointment Panel prior to submitting an application.

The role will be advertised on a rolling recruitment basis from the 1st November 2021 and the closing date for applications is 9am Monday 22nd November 2021. 

Please send us your CV and covering letter by email to:  If you would like to get more information about the role or to talk to the CEO, Kerry Smith-Jefferys please email

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date for Applications: 9am Monday 22nd November 2021

Longlist agreed by Appointment Panel and candidates notified: Thursday 25th November 2021

For more information regarding the job description and interviews please check the attachment.

Please submit an up to date CV and a covering letter, as soon as possible as we will be operating a rolling recruitment that will close by 9am on 22nd November 2021, outlining your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience that matches the listed responsibilities and person specification to Please state in your covering letter when you would be available to start the role. First Interviews are scheduled to be held in the week commencing 29th November 2021 and will be conducted via Zoom. 

 We regret that we can only respond to applicants who make it to the interview stage. No agencies. 

Equal Opportunities

The Helen Bamber Foundation and Asylum Aid is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as we are keen to make sure that our staff, trustees, volunteers and ambassadors reflect the communities we serve and the wider community we work in at every level within the organisation. We particularly welcome applications from Minority Ethnicities.

Download full job description here.

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