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  • Notre Dame Refugee Centre

Updated: Nov 9

Temporary OISC Level 3 / IAAS 2 Advice Caseworker (Part-time)

NDRC is seeking to recruit an experienced Advice Caseworker initially for six months on a part-time basis.

Working for 7 hours a week (over 1 day – preferably Monday), the post-holder will have primary responsibility of providing an effective and efficient advice service for asylum seekers, refugees and other human rights applicants in conjunction with other advice workers at NDRC.

The post-holder will specifically be responsible for the provision of an effective and efficient outreach service for Women for Refugee Women (WRW) from their office base in London (remotely from home or, from NDRC office during COVID-19 Lockdown). The post holder will advise asylum seeking and refugee women about their issues on immigration, asylum, detention (including phone advice on detention). This would involve liaising with and providing reports to the Grassroots Co-ordinator at WRW and Director at WRW. NDRC Director will be your line manager and you will be supervised by NDRC Senior Advisor at NDRC.

Most of the women in WRW’s grassroots network are survivors of sexual violence and WRW is based in a women-only office building. This post is therefore restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010 and Sex Discrimination Act 1975, section 7.

The postholder will be required to have or obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis for interviews from Monday 9th November 2020 onwards. Interviews will take place remotely by ZOOM.

To Apply for this role please e-mail your CV and covering letter to:

Please download the Job Description here:

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Due to our restricted capacity, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest.

  • Notre Dame Refugee Centre

We are fundraising with London Legal Walk 2020, with a bit of a twist this year! Every year, the 10km walk forms a key part of our fundraising strategy. This year, we are joining together in spirit to either walk 10km or doing 10x of something, be that baking 10 loaves of bread in a day, performing a song for 10 minutes, or reading 10 books in a month. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram for more updates on the creative things our NDRC family are being sponsored for!

Without this funding, it would be much harder to keep our core services – legal advice, counselling, ESOL classes, and befriending – running. To give perspective, a single donation of just £20 covers phone credit for a whole month of online services for our most vulnerable, destitute clients during the pandemic.

To donate please follow this link:

Will you join us this year, when we need to financially safeguard our services more than ever, in either sponsoring our team or sharing this page within your networks?

Many thanks for your support!

Dear Friends and Supporters,

The Refurbishment of the Notre Dame Refugee Centre Space is underway !!

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Notre Dame Refugee Centre  closed its Drop-In services since mid-March 2020. While this decision was taken with a heavy heart, it was imperative to ensure the safety of both clients and staff members. Our Advice, counselling, and ESOL services are currently delivered remotely.  

In light of the most recent government guidance, we are planning to re-open our offices for advice appointments only for our destitute clients ensuring they have the very needed support in this crisis situation. Before we can do so, some refurbishments are needed in order to make our offices COVID-19 Secure.  This will also be an opportunity to make our premises more accessible to our disabled clients and to parents with buggies. 

I am encouraged by the support in kind we are receiving from the Notre Dame Foundation but we need further financial resources to carry out this necessary project, and need your help with that. 

To donate, please click on the following link:

I would like to thank you for any donation you are able to provide and would be grateful if you could share this appeal with others in your networks. 

Thank you with much appreciation and well wishes on behalf of Staff, Volunteers and Trustees of Notre Dame Refugee Centre, Shaku Williams Director Notre Dame Refugee Centre 5 Leicester Place London WC2H 7BX (the centre is actually located at: Maison Pierre Chanel, 16 Leicester Square) Tel 020 7440 2661 Fax 020 7437 9364

We Need Your Support Today!

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

Postal address:

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

5 Leicester Place, London

Physical address: 

Maison Pierre Chanel

16 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LE


Phone: 020 7440 2668

Immigration advice line: 0207 440 2669

(10.30-12.30 on Wednesdays & 10.30-13.30 on Fridays)

Registered Charity: 1177990

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