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