A HUGE thank you to all our volunteers and supporters for your time, skills, funding and donations. We wish you all a wonderful festive break and look forward to working in partnership with you again in 2018.

Santakew college tree.New Malden URCChoir singing

17:23, 21 Dec 2017 by Rupika Gunawardena

Refugee Action Kingston (RAK)

Part time Finance Assistant (14 hours per week)

£7,500 to £10,000 p.a depending on experience

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to support our Head of Finance.

It is important that you have experience of using Sage 50, at least a year’s general finance experience, high levels of accuracy and attention to detail and that you share RAK’s enthusiasm for supporting refugees and asylum seekers. See Finance Assistant Job Description for further details.

We particularly welcome applicatons from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented in our organisation.

To apply complete RAK application form finance assistant and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and send with CV to julie.allen@refugeeactionkingston.org.uk

If you have any questions regarding the role please email Julie before you apply.

Closing date: Thursday 11th January 2018 at 9am

Interview date: Thursday 18th January 2018.

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



13:55, 18 Dec 2017 by Rupika Gunawardena

Mayor of Kingston Julie Pickering with RAK Director Fazil Kawani

Last Friday, at our AGM, we appointed trustees to guide our charity for the coming year and reviewed the impact of our work on refugees living, studying and working in and around Kingston. The meeting was attended by the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Julie Pickering (pictured left with RAK director Fazil Kawani), clients, volunteers, staff and other stakeholders.

Syrian Food

We shared delicious Syrian food cooked by some of our clients (one of whom is a professional chef). We were inspired by client speakers who described how their lives have changed since they first came to the UK. We were also updated on the RBK migrant and refugee strategy by Kingston Council, including the work it is doing to support community sponsorship of refugees with collaboration from RAK, which is the local expertise partner. 

13:07, 29 Nov 2017 by Rupika Gunawardena