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Explore Adapt Renew Project Coordinator

Contract: part-time fixed term basis until 31st December 2024.

Part-Time: 21 hours per week (excluding lunch breaks)

Location: Any Refugee Action office – London, Manchester, Bradford, or Birmingham. We will consider UK-based hybrid working options.

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.

Our vision is that refugees and asylum seekers will be welcome in the UK. They will get justice, live free of poverty and be able to successfully rebuild their lives.

 To succeed in the role you will need to demonstrate:

  • 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 development work that is empowering, preventative and / or asset-based; enabling communities of people or organisations to gain confidence, skills and resilience.
  • Excellent networking, facilitation and partnership-building skills, with the ability to initiate and maintain effective networks.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, develop positive relationships and maintain flexibility and open-mindedness.
  • Excellent team working skills, with the ability to collaborate and enable others to thrive.
  • Ability to use your own initiative to work through challenges or problems or to see an opportunity and take steps to improve something.
  • Ability to reflect on your own work and role, ask for help, identify strengths and challenges, be open to giving and receiving feedback and work towards professional development.
  • Insight and experience or interest in developing skills in: research, Human Centred Design / service design, coproduction, programme management, monitoring evaluation and learning
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to plan and manage your own workload.
  • Experience or ability to issue and monitor expenses and project agreements ensuring that they comply with the terms and conditions of grant funding.

We want to make sure that we reach to as many potential candidates as possible and that we make the process 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 GPP team and the application process.

For the online Information Session via Zoom, please register via the link below:

Monday 22nd April – 3:00 – 4:00 pm

We would also be happy to try and answer any questions you may have, please contact us directly if you can’t make the session:

Pascale Gayford

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

For further details, and to apply, please visit our website.

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

Closing date: 23:59 Sunday 5th May 2024

Interviews: Wednesday 05th June 2024 – online via 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:

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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