Working English Project Manager (Part Time)

£30,451 Per annum pro rata (plus Inner London Weighting of £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

17.5 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 person to work in a supportive culture that values collaboration, diversity and empowerment. Reporting directly to the Head of Services and Safeguarding, you will:

Manage and have responsibility for the Working English Project, an online employability programme to support refugees and other eligible migrants to better understand the UK work environment and increase levels of employability, including functional ‘working English’ language skills.

Provide overall management and leadership of the team and ensure that Refugee Action’s vision, values and culture remain key in the planning, development and management of staff, volunteers and the service itself.

Also, ensure that the activities of the service contribute to Refugee Action’s strategic aims, in terms of reducing the disproportionate poverty experienced by refugees in the UK, decreasing barriers to education, training and employment opportunities and empowering refugee communities in the UK.

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
•  Excellent management skills and experience of providing support and supervision to staff and volunteers in an emotionally demanding environment
•  Evidence of excellent partnership and negotiation skills, especially with Local Authorities, and the ability to work constructively and demonstrate influence and leadership with a wide range of external agencies; voluntary, statutory and private sector.
•  Excellent contract and financial management skills, especially relating to services with complex financial auditing requirements
•  Ability to develop new activities and projects and to raise income for them

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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