Women for Refugee Women is looking for a committed and organised Grants Fundraising Officer to help us tell our story effectively to trusts and foundations.

Women for Refugee Women is a charity that supports women seeking asylum in the UK and challenges the injustices they experience. We work at the grassroots by empowering refugee women to speak out and advocate for themselves, and through communications and campaigning work that engages the mainstream media and politicians.

This is a new role at WRW, to support the charity in sustaining and growing our income from trusts and foundations. The purpose of this role is to research funding prospects, make applications and ensure that we can meet our reporting requirements. You will need excellent attention to detail and be passionate about effectively communicating the impact of our work to current and prospective funders.

We are looking for someone with proven grant fundraising experience and strong commitment to our values of social justice, intersectional feminism and anti-racism.

Women for Refugee Women particularly welcomes applications from individuals with experience of migration and/or a refugee background.

Salary: £30,000 FTE pro rata plus 5% auto-enrolment pension contribution

Hours: Part-time, 17.5 hours per week, flexible

Location: working from home or in the WRW office near Old Street (depending on the situation caused by the pandemic, the wishes of the post holder and the needs of the organisation)

Women for Refugee Women is a small organisation where every team member is valued, and everyone is supported to carry out their role effectively. We encourage staff members to take up training opportunities to develop their skills, all staff members are able to access individual counselling support if desired, and we enable staff members to work flexibly according to individual preferences. We try to ensure that WRW provides a supportive environment where individuals can grow and develop their roles in line with our values and vision.


How to apply

You can download the Grants Fundraising Officer candidate information pack here.

To apply, please write to joinus@refugeewomen.co.uk by 11pm on Sunday 14 March 2021 with:

  • Your CV;
  • A covering letter explaining why you want to work with WRW and how you meet the person specification;
  • A completed diversity monitoring form (this will not affect or be linked to your application form) – download here;
  • A one-page written case for support addressed to a small family trust that had got in touch to find out more about our work.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 18 March 2021 on Zoom, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Women for Refugee Women is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce. We seek to attract applications from the widest possible talent pool and to appoint on ability irrespective of race, religion, age, disability (including hidden disabilities), marital/civil partnership status, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applications from women with a refugee background with lived experience of the issues we are tackling who can lead and influence change for the women we serve.