Working for Refuge
Thank you for your interest in the work of Refuge. Click here to view our current vacancies.
We are often looking for enthusiastic, committed people with a wide range of skills to join our teams; from refuge workers, domestic violence service managers and independent domestic violence advocates, to fundraisers, development, finance and human resource professionals. Vacancies are regularly added to our website so if you do not see the job you are looking for this time, do keep trying.
As well as being a great place to work, you can look forward to a rewarding job with opportunities to learn and develop.
If you have the interest, commitment and talent to contribute to our high quality services please apply.
Current opportunities are advertised here. Refuge is very proud to have been awarded the Disability Confident – Committed symbol. This recognises that Refuge ensures that all candidates for our roles are considered based on ability rather than disability.
How do I apply for a Refuge vacancy?
You will need to complete an application form for each job you wish to apply for. Please click here to view our current vacancies. Click on the role you are interested in and you will automatically be taken to an online application form to complete.
Volunteering for Refuge
We rely on the goodwill of dedicated individuals to continue our work to support survivors of domestic violence.
We would not be able to continue to deliver our life changing services to women and children without the support and dedication of volunteers. We welcome and value volunteers’ involvement and appreciate the contribution they make in supporting women and children escaping domestic violence. Our volunteers bring skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment to Refuge. Volunteering can make a difference in your life too, letting you meet new people and learn new skills.
Your contribution makes a huge difference when you offer your services as a volunteer. There are a number of ways in which you can volunteer for Refuge, helping to create a world free from domestic violence.
We recruit volunteers in the following areas:
- Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge)
- Working with women and children in our refuges
- Working as a peer mentor at the Gaia Centre in Lambeth – click here for more information
- Office work supporting the teams in our offices in Tower Hill, London
What we offer our volunteers
- Opportunities to contribute to the work of the leading specialist domestic violence organisation
- An opportunity to develop skills and experience in a particular area such as fundraising and communications
- Training and support
- An opportunity for development
- Volunteers receive travel expenses
What we expect from our volunteers
- A minimum commitment of at least three months, we welcome volunteers who can stay for longer
- A commitment to our values
If you have any questions about volunteering at Refuge please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment and applies to both volunteers and paid staff.
We would love to hear from you.
For further information on recruitment and working at Refuge please review the document below:
At Refuge, we take great care to ensure that we have a fair and transparent recruitment and selection process – one that meets our equality and human rights objectives. In line with UK immigration legislation, Refuge is required to verify the right to work in the UK for all employees.
For more information, please download the document below, which lists the documents required to verify eligibility to work in the UK. We hope you find this helpful.
Contact the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline on
0808 2000 247