Working English Digital Project Worker

£27,741 per annum. plus, Inner London Weighting (£3,717) if based in London

This post can be based in any of Refugee Action’s offices in London, Birmingham, Bradford or Manchester or Home based. This post will require some travel
35 hours per week with flexible working options

This is an exciting time for Refugee Action. Our front-line services benefitted over 5,000 people last year. Our campaigns and good practice teams are achieving systemic change. The vision that drives us is that refugees and people seeking asylum will be welcome in the UK, will get justice, live free of poverty and be able to successfully rebuild their lives.

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, empathetic, experienced professional people to work in supportive culture that values collaboration, diversity and empowerment. Reporting directly to the Working English Project Manager, you will:

Develop and co-ordinate an online employability group course to support refugees and other eligible migrants to understand the UK work environment and increase levels of employability, including functional, ‘working English’ language skills.

Support the Working English Project Team in developing online resources for and coordinating an employability mentoring programme, to increase confidence and self-esteem through 1:1 goals focused mentoring and coaching support.

Support refugees on the programme to develop individual career and employment pathways and to tailor the group courses and mentoring to support these pathways

Along with the above, you will also have:

•  An understanding of the experiences and barriers facing people seeking asylum, newly granted refugees and vulnerable migrants who are seeking employment.
•  Knowledge and experience of supporting people to access employment or volunteering opportunities in the UK.
•  Ability to develop materials and resources to support employability group programmes, including functional, ‘working’ English language resources.
•  Understanding of and commitment to service user involvement and fostering independence.
•  Experience of developing partnerships and working with other organisations in support of clients.

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

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

Closing date: 09:00am, 23rd September 2021

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