Refugee Action Kingston (RAK)

Administrative Assistant to Employment Coordinator


Full time equivalent salary (incl. OLW) £21,020 p.a. Pro rata £8,408 p.a.

Fixed term contract until 31 December 2019 • 14 hours per week


As RAK’s Employment Project continues to expand and grow, we are looking for an Administrative Assistant to help our Employment Coordinator with the ever-increasing administrative needs of the service.

It is important that you have at least a year’s administrative experience, good computer skills, passion for a well organised office and that you share RAK’s enthusiasm for supporting refugees and asylum seekers into employment - one of the most important routes into their successful integration.

Refugee Action Kingston has 26 years of experience in helping refugees and asylum seekers. Our Employment Project has grown from strength to strength and we are very proud to have secured new funding for its continuation till the end of 2019.

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

See the job description for further details.

To apply, please complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and return to


Closing date: Thursday 7th December 2017 at 9am

Interview date: Friday, 15th December 2017.


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

11:04, 16 Nov 2017 by Rupika Gunawardena

Refugee Action Kingston (RAK)

Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (SVPRS) Project Coordinator

Salary: This is a full time contract for 2 years

Salary £29,420 (incl. OLW)

Refugee Action Kingston has been extremely proud to be working with the Royal Borough of Kingston in welcoming the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families to our borough as part of the Government’s SVPRS programme to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK during 2015-2020. Since March 2016, Kingston has been the home to seven families from the programme. We are looking to recruit someone to share the enthusiasm about the scheme with us and to work hard with the families in helping them to integrate into our local community.


This is an ideal opportunity for an Arabic speaking person with experience and knowledge of public services and project coordination skills. The role will involve supervising sessional workers, working closely with Royal Borough of Kingston, local charities and public services, spending some time with Syrian families who have come to Kingston with the project and meeting their specific needs, including introducing them to RAK services and connecting them with other community projects in the area they might benefit from. It is important that a candidate has experience of providing advice to vulnerable people and a good, working knowledge of processes involved in supporting refugees with benefits, housing, access to services and general integration.


In order to meet the needs of these, most vulnerable of our clients, you will be willing to work flexible hours.

SVPRS Project Coordinator Job Description


Closing date: Monday, 11th December 2017 at 9am.

Interview date: Tuesday, 19th December 2017.  


If you are interested in the post, please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and return them to: or by post to: Director, Refugee Action Kingston, 50 Canbury Park Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6LX.


If you would like any more information about the role, please contact Fazil Kawani on 020 8547 0115.

12:36, 14 Nov 2017 by Rupika Gunawardena

Refugee Action Kingston has acquired some much needed additional space, on the ground floor of Siddeley House. 

Thank you so much to our wonderful volunteers who came in last Saturday to give the room a fresh coat of paint.  

 Painting offices 

After a supreme team effort we were ready and waiting for our first clients to join us for the  Wednesday morning drop-in.

 New office space



20:36, 30 Sep 2017 by Rupika Gunawardena