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Project Worker

  • Salary £23,000-£27,000 (depending on experience)
  • Full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • London Office
  • Reporting to Head of Programmes
  • Do you want to help child refugees access safe, legal routes to sanctuary?
  • Do you want to join a ground-breaking, determined and compassionate charity that is leading the fight for child refugees caught in limbo in Europe?

Safe Passage is looking for a Project Worker to join our vibrant SP Legal & Arrivals Support team (3 staff). This role is exciting and varied.

You’ll enjoy identifying specific needs of refugee children and their families, developing networks and building partnerships with refugee organisations, documenting our work, and being proactive and creative in delivering our mission. Is this you? We hope so!

As a Project Worker you will lead our pre-arrivals support work with child refugees being reunited with their families in the UK; developing and conducting timely assessments of their needs upon arrival to the UK; and developing partnerships with relevant refugee support organisations in order to provide efficient referrals and signposting. We are looking for someone with an understanding of the needs and experiences of asylum seeking children and their families in the UK, an ability to devise effective referral plans to meet identified needs, a working knowledge of local services, charities, community groups, and other groups that can support refugees, and the skills to expand these networks. You will have a can-do attitude, an ability to learn, adapt and innovate, and motivation to deliver work to a high standard. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and record keeping are a must). We are passionate about diversity and therefore particularly encourage people from different backgrounds and all walks of life to apply.

Safe Passage International grew out of the urgent need for child refugees to access their legal right to reach a place of safety. From the initial aim of helping children in Calais to reach the UK at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, Safe Passage now has teams in Greece, France and the UK. We work to open and strengthen safe and legal routes to protection for refugee children, and then support their first steps to rebuilding their lives. Since we started work in 2015, we have directly helped 200 child refugees to safety and more than 1,800 children have travelled through the safe and legal routes we have helped open.

How do I apply?

To view the Job Description and Person Specification please click on the link below.

Apply by sending your CV and a cover letter that addresses each point of the Person Specification and tells us why you would love this role and working for Safe Passage. Send your application to with the Email Subject Line: PROJECT WORKER APPLICATION by midnight Monday 30th May 2019.

For an informal discussion about the role, please email Laura Griffiths on

Project Worker Job Description