Women for Refugee Women is looking for an empathetic and organised Grassroots Support Officer to help us support and empower asylum-seeking and refugee women in London.

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 responding to the needs of refugee and asylum-seeking women and in organising WRW’s activities. The purpose of this role is to be the main point of contact by telephone for women in the network, responding to their enquiries and supporting their participation in classes and activities. You will need great communication skills and an empathetic manner, and be organised and efficient with the ability to work calmly in a busy working environment with competing demands on your time.

We are looking for someone who is a calm and clear communicator, and who has a 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.

How to apply

You can download the Grassroots Support Officer candidate information pack here.

To apply, please write to joinus@refugeewomen.co.uk by 11pm on Tuesday 23 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.

Interviews will be held between 7-9 April 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.