Bethnal Green, Greater London
£21,000 per annum, £16,800 pro rata at 0.8 FTE
Permanent, Part-time, 30 hrs per week
Job description

Safe Passage is recruiting an Operations Assistant to support our operations internationally, and to enable continuing and sustainable growth in our ground-breaking work to ensure that safe, legal routes to sanctuary exist for all people seeking asylum. This is a practical and administrative role that is crucial to the effective operations of a young and successful refugee charity.

Experience in a similar role would be welcome, but this could also be your first paid position in the charity sector, or you could be returning to work after time out. We are looking for strong, transferrable administrative and organisational skills. This position will have a dedicated training budget and you will be supported to grow and develop within your role.

You will be attentive to detail, flexible, efficient, great at time management, and able to work well both independently and under supervision as part of a small and energetic team. A keen interest in the charity/NGO/refugee sectors is advantageous. 

Closely supporting the International Operations Manager, you will facilitate the day-to-day work of Safe Passage across all our entities in the UK, Greece, and France. You will provide remote support to our teams in Athens and Paris, as well as Campaigns, Legal & Arrivals, Fundraising, and Board of Trustees in the UK. This is a varied and dynamic role that works across HR, logistics, volunteer, IT, payroll, and facilities functions.

How do I apply?

Please visit out websitet to read the Job Description and Person Specification and to view details of how to apply in full. 

Closing date: Sunday 7th February 2021 at 11.59 pm

Please note that only candidates successful in being invited to interview will be contacted. We really appreciate your interest in this role and the time taken to submit an application. 

About Safe Passage

Safe Passage was founded in late 2015 in response to what became known as Europe’s modern ‘refugee crisis’. In the past four years we have grown from a small UK project, to an international organisation with 25 members of staff supporting refugees to access safe and legal routes to asylum across Europe. To date more than 2,000 individuals have travelled to safety through routes we have opened.

  • Our vision is for every person seeking asylum to be able to access a safe and legal route to a place where they can lead a full and dignified life.
  • We do things differently - championing refugees’ rights by combining strategic legal work, advocacy, capacity building and community organising.
  • We are focused on achieving systemic change in refugee and asylum policy at both nation-state and international level.

We value equality and diversity in our organisation, and strive to build a workforce reflective of the communities we work in. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, or disability. People with refugee or asylum seeking backgrounds are experts by experience and are particularly encouraged to apply.


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Posted on: 22 January 2021
Closed date: 28 January 2021
Tags: Admin, Operations