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We have a vacancy for a Policy and Research Co-ordinator.

Women for Refugee Women is seeking a policy and research co-ordinator to work 2.5 days a week on a one-year fixed term contract (with scope for extension depending on funding situation), salary £30,000 p.a. pro rata, equivalent to £15,000 for one year.

You would be responsible, with the director, for writing policy recommendations and political interventions such as evidence for Parliamentary committees and Parliamentary questions; planning, carrying out and writing up research projects, and helping to plan our policy strategy. This work would be focused particularly on our campaign against the detention of women who seek asylum.

We are looking for someone who has the ability to work accurately and effectively on our policy and research projects over this period and to link this to our wider vision of a more just asylum process.

You will have a track record in policy and research, preferably in a legal, campaigning or political setting. You will be up to speed on current policy regarding women and asylum and committed to the idea of making a real difference through your work.

Based in our office near Old Street, you will be happy working in a small, busy team where everyone works closely together to achieve WRW’s vision. You will be able to be flexible and help out with other staff members’ work, such as events, media work, fundraising or office administration, if the situation demands.

How to apply:

Download the full job description and person specification here: Policy and Research Coordinator JDPS

Please write to by Monday 11 August 2014 with a CV and a covering letter explaining your experience in this area, why you want to work with Women for Refugee Women, and how you meet the person specification.

Interviews are expected to take place in the first week of September. We regret that due to our limited capacity, we are only able to contact those applicants shortlisted for interview.


We have offered lots of different volunteering opportunities for people from a range of backgrounds in London.

So whether you’re a great people person and are interested in helping out at our events, or you’re a fabulous photographer and would like to get involved in our arts projects, or you’ve got teaching experience and would like to work with WAST London each week, we may have an opportunity for you!

Sebolelo Majozi, who volunteered with WRW and stage managed the London production of How I Became an Asylum Seeker.

Photo by Aliya Mirza

Adele Donovan and Victoria Niroomand-Rad. Adele volunteered with WRW and curated the Home Sweet Home photography exhibition; Victoria volunteered with WRW and co-ordinated events in London.Photo by Aliya Mirza