Reminder: Opportunity to inform and influence the migration agenda across the East Midlands

One East Midlands currently has a place on the East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership board and would like offer its place on the board to an organisation in the East Midlands who has knowledge and intelligence of migration issues in the East Midlands, and who can help the board make informed recommendations to influence and shape policy/strategies relating to migration.

This is a great opportunity for an organisation who has an interest and remit of work around this agenda, and who can effectively represent view from a regional voluntary sector perspective.

The aim of the East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership (EMSMP) is to provide a regional advisory, development and consultation function for member organisations from the statutory, voluntary, community and private sectors - for the coordination and provision of advice, support and services for migrants.

The Partnership was established in 2000 to coordinate activities regarding asylum seekers in the Region/Area. Since then the role has progressively expanded to include strategic coordination in respect of all forms of international migration.

The lead organisation for the partnership is East Midlands Councils and you can find out more information about the partnership at

If you are interested in taking up this place on the board, please express your interest in writing by  Friday 25 April 2014. 

In your expression of interest, please outline why you would be a suitable board member and how you could contribute in helping the board meet the objectives of the partnership as outlined in the terms of reference set out below. The next meeting of the partnership takes place on Wednesday 21 May 2014.

EMSMP Board Terms of Reference:

  1. To consider the impact of migration on the region.
  2. To link with and inform regional strategies and initiatives particularly relating to housing and planning, community cohesion, education, employment and health issues for migrants.
  3. To inform and advise regional strategic bodies, Home Office and key regional stakeholders in order to provide sustainable support for asylum seekers and the settlement of new refugees.
  4. To consider Home Office and East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership member organisations proposals for any change as they affect the region; and make recommendations to influence and shape proposed new legislation, policy initiatives, and operational change.
  5. To promote a positive vision of the cultural and economic benefits to the region of migration.
  6. To make recommendations relating to overall regional numbers of dispersed asylum seekers, dispersal cluster areas and cluster numbers, and the need for any changes.
  7. To consider any issues relating to support of dispersed asylum seekers and migrants which cannot be resolved at local level and to make recommendations to the appropriate organisation.
  8. To monitor the impact of migration on community cohesion, housing, education, employment, health and other services.