RAK is extremely proud to be working with the Royal Borough of Kingston (RBK) in welcoming the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families to our borough as part of the Government’s VPRS programme to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK during 2015-2020. Since March 2016, Kingston has been the home to 10 families from the programme.


We are looking to recruit someone to share our enthusiasm about the scheme with us and to work hard with the families in helping them integrate into our local community. This is an ideal opportunity for someone whose passion is supporting and enabling refugees. The role will involve supporting newly arrived Syrian families who have come to Kingston as part of the VPRS 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 the processes involved in supporting refugees with benefits, housing, access to services and general integration. The Project Coordinator is also responsible for supervising sessional interpreters and working with local charities in order to meet the needs of these families.


The successful candidate will have appropriate English language, project coordination and IT skills. You will have experience of managing caseloads, and working in partnership with other organisations and individulas. Arabic speaking skills is essential requirement for the job.


Contract term: 10 months fixed contract (extension is subject to funding)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £34,106 pa

Closing date for submitting applications: 25th March 2019

Contact: director@refugeeactionkingston.org.uk

Cvs not accepted, please use these forms 

VPRS Coordinator Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

For further details see VPRS Co-ordinator Job Description 

The proposed interview date is 4 April 2019. If you are not invited to interview we regret that unfortunately on this occasion it means we have decided not to progress your application, there will be no further correspondence.


10:40, 12 Mar 2019 by Valerie Jermy

Last Friday we held our annual meeting, where we celebrated the successes achieved in the last financial year, announced our future plans and shared lunch together as a community of refugees, asylumseekers, volunteers, staff, trustees and supporters. We were especially proud to welcome @RBKMayor councillor Thay Thayalan and his wife to the event.

These wonderful photos of the event are courtesy of our volunteer photographer Terry Crisp.

AGM FoodMayor at annual meetingTrustees at annual meeting 19Volunteers at Annual MeetingClient at annual meetingFarhang

14:18, 30 Jan 2019 by Valerie Jermy

RAK's legal status has changed from a registered charity to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). 

From the point of view of our clients, of our staff and volunteers and of our relationships with other organisations, we want to have no detectable difference between the new and old legal status, and the charity name will be the same. We have the same trustees, and the same staff, to offer the same services and activities to our clients and to have the same agreements and contracts with the organisations with which we work and with our suppliers. The only difference is that the charity registration number will change. Our new Charitable Incorporated Organisation no. is 1176768. The transfer of legal status took place on 1 September  2018. 



11:59, 04 Sep 2018 by Valerie Jermy