Refugee Support Group has spent over 27 years supporting refugees and asylum seekers across Berkshire.

We have a number of exciting new job opportunities to join our small, amazing team.

Job Vacancies

Grants and Trusts Officer

RSG strives to be a diverse and inclusive employer and a place where we can ALL be ourselves. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and encourage applications from the refugee and BAMER community and those with lived experience.

Grants and Trusts Officer

Salary: £TBA (+ 6% pension contribution) pro rata.

This is a fixed-term appointment for 2 years in the first instance. Continuation is subject to funding.  It is a part-time post but with a potential job share opportunity to become a full-time position.

Refugee Support Group (RSG) has provided advice and support for refugees and asylum seekers for over 26 years.  In addition to our support advice and drop-in services, which are Reading-based, RSG is proud to work across Berkshire with three local authorities, Reading West Berkshire, and Wokingham to support Syrian and Afghan families accommodated under the Governments resettlement programme.

Refugee Support Group has gone through an exciting period of growth and expansion, and we have an exciting new job opportunity to join our fundraising team.

As Grants Officer, your main responsibility will be writing grant applications for charitable trusts and statutory sources. In addition, you will work with the team to support other areas of fundraising including individual giving and school/community fundraising.

You will have:

  • Proven track record of personally securing funding from charitable trusts of more than £10,000
  • Ability and experience in researching suitable charitable trusts and philanthropic donors to support new and existing projects.
  • Excellent writing skills, able to create compelling grant applications and persuasive fundraising communications.
  • An understanding and compassion for refugees and asylum seekers and the challenges they face in the UK
  • A commitment to Refugee Support Group values.

To apply:

We are recruiting on a rolling basis.  If you are interested, please contact Nick:

nick@rrsg.org.uk   0118 950 5356

 

 

Additional Information:

Job Description and Person Specification   RSG Background

RSG, 1st Floor RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS

Telephone: 0118 950 5356

Email:  admin@rrsg.org.uk

 

RSG strives to be a diverse and inclusive employer and a place where we can ALL be ourselves. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and encourage applications from the refugee and BAME community and those with lived experience.

 Office Manager and Administrator

 Salary: £22,183 pa (+ 6% pension contribution)

This is a fixed-term appointment for 2 years in the first instance. Continuation is subject to funding.  This post is full time.

Reading Refugee Support Group (RRSG) has provided advice and support for refugees and asylum seekers for over 26 years.  In addition to our support advice and drop-in services, which are Reading-based, RRSG also works across Berkshire with three local authorities to support Syrian and Afghan families accommodated under the Governments resettlement programme.

Reading Refugee Support Group has gone through an exciting period of growth and expansion, and we have an exciting new job opportunity.  We are looking for an experienced Office Manager and Administrator who can hit the ground running with enthusiasm, initiative, and compassion.

You will be managing a vibrant and expanding office for a small but growing charity supporting and providing services to refugees and asylum seekers.

This post involves office management and general administration, financial duties, and general day-to-day logistical support for the running of the RRSG office and building. You will be working within an organisation responsible for providing services for refugees across Reading and Berkshire. We are looking for someone with excellent organisation and communication skills, a good knowledge of word-processing, the experience of undertaking general office duties, including using a database, taking responsibility for the payment of bills, routine bookkeeping and banking. Attendance at management committee meetings may be required.  You will be working within a friendly and committed team.

This is a critical post that will be the backbone of our organisation, underpinning and ensuring the smooth and professional day-to-day running of the office and its functions.

Ideally, but not essentially, you will be an IPM member and will have completed appropriate training courses.

 

To apply:

Click to download an application form and monitoring form, complete and return by the closing date.

Additional Information:

Job Description and Person Specification   RSG Background

 

You can request an application pack from:

RSG, 1st Floor RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS

Telephone: 0118 950 5356

Email:  admin@rrsg.org.uk

Key dates:  Please make a note of the Interview Date.

Closing Date for Advertising Monday 21 February 2022
Shortlisting Tuesday 22 February 2022
Interview Tuesday 1st March 2022

Research Assistants 

RRSG is looking for 3x Research Assistants with lived experience as a refugee/ asylum seeker who are interested in working with a University of Reading team of researchers. The research assistants will receive both training and work experience.

The team is doing a study of caring relationships, inequalities and wellbeing amongst families from migration and refugee backgrounds living in the UK and other European countries. Your role will be to listen to, audio-record and collect the stories of families in the Berkshire area.

We are looking for a person who speaks English and one or more of the following languages: 

  • Arabic (Iraqi, Sudanese and Syrian dialects)
  • Armenian
  • Dinka
  • Kurmanji
  • Ndebele
  • Nuer
  • Shona
  • Sorani

The post is part-time, running from January-July 2022 and is based in Reading.

Application Deadline: Extended to 12:00pm, Friday 28th January 2022.

Hard copies of Application Forms are available to collect at RRSG offices.

Job Description and Personal Specification   |  Research Assistant Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form   |   Transnational Project Information

Additional Information and Documentation

Completed application forms must be sent by post or email to: recruitment@rrsg.org.uk

We will not accept CVs.  Please do not send them.

Additional Information you may find useful.

Terms and Conditions

Refugee Support Group is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our staff, volunteers and clients, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to RRSG in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, country of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Applications are welcome from candidates with lived experience of being a refugee or asylum seeker.

Please email recruitment@rrsg.org.uk if you have any questions.

Please Note:

Make sure you demonstrate in your application how you meet the criteria in the Job Specification.  This is how we will shortlist applications and score you in your interview.

We will not accept CVs.  Please do not send them.

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