Women for Refugee Women is seeking a freelance consultant in communications

Women for Refugee Women is seeking a freelance consultant in communications.

WRW is starting an exciting new strategic communications project.

We are planning to carry out research on how we can change attitudes among our key audiences, in order to step up our communications work at this challenging time, to build more support for asylum-seeking women.

Before we get started, we want to look at where we are now and what we already know.

So we are commissioning a freelance consultant to carry out a literature review on existing knowledge about how to improve public support for progressive narratives in women's rights, migration and anti-racism.

We would also like this consultant to carry out a workshop with our team, to lay out this existing knowledge and its practical implications for our work.

If you would be interested in carrying out this literature review and this workshop, please take a look at the brief for the work and how to apply.

We'd like to hear from you by the end of July.

Please email samantha@refugeewomen.co.uk or natasha@refugeewomen.co.uk if you have any questions.

 

 

 


Women for Refugee Women and Refugee Women Connect are recruiting a freelance evaluator

Women for Refugee Women and Refugee Women Connect are looking for a freelance evaluator.

Power Up! is a three-year project funded by Comic Relief and delivered by Women for Refugee Women (London) and Refugee Women Connect (Liverpool).

The project is aimed at developing the capacity of asylum-seeking and refugee women in the UK to advocate on gender-based violence and the need for a fairer asylum process, building a movement of women with lived experience that can connect with decision makers in order to effect change. The ambition of the project can be broken down into three core elements:

Empowerment: Increasing confidence and agency through activities that include rights and entitlements workshops and building skills in advocacy, research and campaigning;

Influence: Supporting advocates to raise awareness and influence positive narrative change through research and awareness raising in the media and online;

Change: Connecting asylum-seeking and refugee women with those in positions of power to effect positive change in the asylum system.

The main activities of the funded project include:

  • Sisters Not Strangers Coalition – UK-based network of organisations and groups supporting asylum-seeking and refugee women. Together we campaign against hostile asylum policies. See more.
  • Refugee Women Connect Advocacy Group – Expert by Experience group based in the North West involved in advocacy and influencing, peer research and training for other lived experience advocates.
  • London Forum – a group of asylum-seeking and refugee women promoting advocacy and wellbeing, based in London.

As the second year of the project comes to an end in August, we are looking for an experienced evaluator to speak with members of the three above-mentioned groups, as well as with staff and volunteers from both organisations, in order to measure our success and feed into our Year 2 report.

Aims of the evaluation

  • To assess the effectiveness of the Power Up funded work over the specified period against the outputs and outcomes set out in the project proposal to Comic Relief.
  • To consider outcomes and outputs using Comic Relief’s power framework, assessing changes in; agency of individuals, power of movement, narrative power and institutional power
  • To assess successes and challenges, making recommendations about how these should shape the final year of the funded project.

Key deliverables (outputs) and budget:

  1. To submit a written evaluation report by 15th September 2021, ready to feed into our Year 3 grant reporting.
  2. To make recommendations, based on findings, for the design of the final year project delivery, including a participatory evaluation led by the women themselves.
  3. To present findings and recommendations of the interim evaluation to asylum-seeking and refugee women who have contributed to it, in a format accessible to them.
  4. The proposed budget is £2,000.

Timescale

  • Tender deadline Monday 19th July.
  • Shortlisting Tuesday 20th July.
  • Interviews Friday 23rd July.

Interim evaluation report for the period September 2019-August 2021 to be submitted by Wednesday 15th September 2021.

Interim evaluation report for the period September 2019-August 2021 to be submitted by Wednesday 15th September 2021.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone with the following experience:

Essential:

  • Extensive experience of monitoring and evaluation
  • Understanding of the UK’s asylum system and the impact of hostile environment policies
  • Experience of working collaboratively with women who have experienced multiple intersecting vulnerabilities

Desirable:

  • Lived experience of seeking asylum or of migration
  • An understanding of campaigns and movement-building
  • An understanding of power frameworks and outcome harvesting

Recruitment

Please submit a CV, a cover letter explaining how you meet the person specification, and an outline of how you would approach the brief (including key milestones and perceived challenges) to joinus@refugeewomen.co.uk.

Interviews will take place on 23th July 2021 for immediate start.

 

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Women for Refugee Women is recruiting a Digital Inclusion Coordinator (now closed)

Women for Refugee Women is seeking a Digital Inclusion Co-ordinator to work closely with our team to facilitate digital access and improve IT skills among our network of refugee and asylum-seeking women.

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 which engages the mainstream media and politicians.

The role will include assessing women’s basic needs and skills and providing the essential equipment and support to enable them to move forwards. It will involve supporting women to participate in learning, solidarity and advocacy opportunities at WRW, as well as enabling them to access other services and participate more effectively in their communities.

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

 

Salary: £28,000 per annum for 35 hours a week

Hours: Full time

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:

Please download and read the Digital Inclusion Co-ordinator application pack.

To apply, please email joinus@refugeewomen.co.uk by Thursday 8 April with:

  • Your CV;
  • A covering letter stating how you meet the person specification and why you would like to join WRW;
  • A completed diversity monitoring form (this will not affect or be linked to your application form) – download here.

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.


We are recruiting a Grassroots Coordinator (no longer accepting applications)

Women for Refugee Women (WRW) is looking for a dynamic and committed Grassroots Co-ordinator to carry through our activities in London for refugee and asylum-seeking women.

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

The Grassroots Coordinator role will involve managing a busy drop-in centre providing English classes and lunch to over 100 women once a week, as well as organising and supporting other activities including drama workshops, cultural outings and advice sessions.

You will need to be calm and well organised, and committed to ensuring that WRW can provide a welcoming environment and can support refugee women to rebuild their lives and confidence.

You will be based in our London office, working Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

We are looking for someone with experience of working with refugees or other vulnerable groups, and a strong commitment to race and gender equality.

 

Main purpose of role: To co-ordinate the grassroots activities of Women for Refugee Women in London, including carrying out the administrative duties associated with a range of activities and ensuring that asylum-seeking women are supported and empowered in these activities.

Location: Old Street, London

Accountable to: Deputy Director

Hours: 4 days per week

Salary: £27,000 pro rata plus pension contribution

Length of contract: Permanent

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

 

How to apply:

Please download and read the Grassroots Co-ordinator Application Pack.

To apply, please write to admin@refugeewomen.co.uk by 11pm on 28 July 2019 with a CV and a covering letter explaining your experience, why you want to work with WRW, and how you meet the person specification.

Interviews will be held on 12 August 2019 in central London, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.