Notre Dame Refugee Centre, 5 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX   T. +44 20 7440 2668   F. +44 20 7437 3838

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Notre Dame Refugee Centre is an independent charity in the heart of London’s West End. We specialise in support for French-speaking asylum seekers and refugees but our doors are open to all.

Vacancy: ADVICE WORKER (female applicants only) – Immigration, Welfare, Benefits and Housing

Notre Dame Refugee Centre (NDRC), London WC2, is seeking to recruit an Advice Worker for 21 hours per week to work within a small team of advisers operating a busy drop-in service on Monday and Thursdays, and in addition to provide an outreach service to Women for Refugee Women (WRW), London EC1 on Wednesdays.

We’re looking for someone with an OISC Level One qualification and a minimum of two years’ experience in providing welfare benefits and housing advice to refugees and asylum seekers.  A good working knowledge of French is preferable but not essential.

Female applicants only are sought as that is a genuine occupational qualification (being a woman) for the post under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 and Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Section 7.

View PDF for role description.  Salary 21 hours per week @£15 per hour plus NI and pension contributions. For more information and to apply (with a CV and covering letter which addresses the person specification), please email  Deadline for applications 18th October 2015.

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Our Aim

To work with asylum seekers and refugees so that they can play a full role in society and achieve a better quality of life.

How We Help

Our staff and volunteers welcome visitors and offer advice on:

  • Asylum and immigration
  • Housing
  • Benefits and social services
  • Debt and managing money
  • Translation and interpreting
  • Administrative problems

We also offer English language support on a Drop In basis, basic literacy ESOL (English as a second language) classes and a counselling service.

Project London (Doctors of the World) clinic is currently under review.

Where and When

We run a Drop-In Café on Mondays and Thursdays 11-4pm offering a warm welcome and a meal. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, advice is available by prior appointment.

The Café’s street address is:
Maison Pierre Chanel
16 Leicester Square
London WC2H 7LE
T. 020 7440 2668

For more information contact:

The Director Notre Dame Refugee Centre 5 Leicester Place London WC2H 7BX

T. 020 7440 2668 F. 020 7437 3848 E.