Working Hours:  14 hours per week

Salary: £11,510 p/a (including OLW); full time equivalent £28,775 p/a

We are looking for an enthusiastic adviser to join our expert team delivering advice to refugees and asylum seekers in our offices in Kingston upon Thames. You will be providing advice during our busy drop-in sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays, on a range of issues, including welfare benefits, housing, access to health and education.

A minimum of one year’s recent experience of working as an adviser is needed (paid or voluntary), with a good working knowledge of welfare benefits, housing regulations and entitlements to access to health for refugees and asylum seekers. You must be a quick learner, an excellent communicator with the ability to work in a sometimes pressured environment and have a passion for helping refuges and asylum seekers.

You will be supported to attend relevant training and will have an opportunity to learn from experienced advice workers who have an in-depth knowledge of refugee issues and relevant legislation.

Closing date for applications: Monday, 3 July 2017 at 9am

Interview date: Tuesday, 11 July 2017

RAK celebrated its 25th anniversary last year as a Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames based charity working to assist refugees and asylum seekers. The charity provides a range of services, including advice and advocacy, a Learning Centre for English language and practical skills, and a specialist career advice project for refugees.

Please download a detailed Job Description, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here.

Applications must be submitted electronically to: director@refugeeactionkingston.org.uk

Please make sure that you return the Application Form along with the Equal Opportunities monitoring form.  The latter shall be removed from the application and used only for Equalities monitoring purposes.

Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

If you have not heard from us by the interview date, please assume that, regrettably, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Since RAK is an Equal Opportunities Employer, it is essential that you complete the application form, addressing the criteria in the Job Description and Person Specification. Please do not take the trouble of including a CV, as it will NOT be taken into consideration.

15:04, Monday by Rupika Gunawardena

Salary: £35 000 (including Outer London Weighting)

Full time : Permanent role

Refugee Action Kingston is seeking a new Director to lead the charity, manage its projects and staff team, secure funding for current and future work and help to set and implement its strategic direction.

RAK celebrated its 25th anniversary last year as a London Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames based charity working to assist refugees and asylum seekers. The charity provides a range of services, including advice and advocacy, a Learning Centre for English language and practical skills, and a specialist career advice project for refugees.  

The person appointed to this post must have a strong commitment to the welfare of asylum seekers and refugees as well as demonstrable success in developing and managing projects. Strong experience of securing funding and managing relationships with funders is essential, as is a good understanding of strategies and business planning. Knowledge of the current issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers would be an advantage.

 

Closing date:  9 July 2017

Interviews will be held from 19-21 July 2017

 

Please download a detailed Job Description,  Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here. The Application Form and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form must be returned by email to The Director (director@refugeeactionkingston.org.uk) by the closing date.

If you would like any more information about the role, please contact Mark Kluth (Chair) at mark.kluth@refugeeactionkingston.org.uk to arrange a phone conversation.

15:44, 14 Jun 2017 by Rupika Gunawardena

The sun shone, the event was well organised and inspiring, we raised £1,696 (to be matched funded) and our clients enjoyed their day as well.

Walk for peace client feedback

Well done RAK walking team, led by Sanja Djeric Kane, who was joined by some of our clients,volunteers, staff and our newest supporter a Minion. Walk for peace with MinionWalk for peace Silvertown viewThankyou to everyone who supported RAK. It was great to be part of this wonderful event organised by Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association.

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12:06, 25 May 2017 by Rupika Gunawardena