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Central Admin Team Administrator – Bradford

Contract: Permanent basis
Hours: Part-time 28 hours per week (excluding lunch breaks)

About Refugee Action
Refugee Action exists to work with refugees and people seeking asylum who’ve survived some of the world’s worst regimes. We are a national charity with more than 40 years’ experience of empowering people who’ve survived some of the world’s worst regimes to secure the protection and support that they need to live with dignity and respect and build a new life in the UK. We do this by providing expert advice and casework, building the capacity of partner organisations and campaigning on the policies that affect them.

To succeed in the role you will need to demonstrate:
• A commitment to removing barriers to power for people with lived experience, and commitment to anti-racist practices
• Understanding of how the UK’s hostile refugee protection and asylum system impacts those affected by it.
• Experience of office administrative support, for example, using online and manual admin processes, data entry, working with Microsoft Office
• Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
• A flexible approach to working, and the ability to manage and prioritise your own workload
• Good verbal and written communication, and the ability to communicate with various people, colleagues, and external partners.
• An understanding of the needs, experiences and hopes of refugees and people seeking asylum
• Experience and understanding of cultural diversity and the ability to work with people from a range of different cultures.
• Experience of organising meetings including taking action points and minutes.
• Willingness to positively contribute to Refugee Action’s work to become a truly Anti-Racism organisation.
• Understanding of working with volunteers
• Awareness of and commitment to confidentiality.
• Ability to travel in the UK with occasional overnight stays away from home.

We want to make sure that we reach to as many potential candidates as possible and that we make the process very accessible so we will be running an information session where interested people can come and find out more about the role, the work of the Central Admin Team and the application process.

For online Information Sessions via Zoom, please join the Zoom link below:

Date and Time: Jul 16, 2024 05:30 – 6:30 PM London time
Meeting ID: 990 1989 0495
Passcode: 444375

If you have any queries regarding the process and application, please send an email to

Those with lived experience as a refugee are particularly encouraged to apply

Closing date: 23:59 on Sunday, 21 July 2024
Interviews: 8 August 2024 (on Zoom)

Refugee Action only operates in the UK, so all roles are UK-based, and you must have the right to work in the UK.

This role is not on the Shortage Occupation List. If you have permission to work that is restricted to the Shortage Occupation List, we will be unable to appoint you to this role.

You can find out which roles are on the shortage occupation list via these two links:
Skilled Worker visa: shortage occupations
Skilled Worker visa: shortage occupations for healthcare and education

We are currently campaigning for people seeking asylum to have the right to work in the UK, see our Lift the Ban campaign here.

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