UPDATE MAY 11th 2019: applications for this role are now closed!
Help Refugees is recruiting a Duty Manager in Calais. Alongside our partners, Help Refugees runs the biggest aid operation in northern France.
We’re currently in a transition period in our Calais operations. In hoping to improve our support of the current population of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in Calais and Grande-Synthe, we aim to restructure over the next 6-9 months into a more sustainable, effective model.
To do this, we need to increase our capacity to coordinate volunteers and ensure that vital services are still available to the up to 1000 people we are currently the main aid distributor for. We are creating a number of temporary roles to support our present activities, help in this transition, and be part of designing and building the next phase of the civil society response to Britain and France’s refugee crisis at the border.
You will be working from our Calais warehouse, alongside our partners L’Auberge des Migrants, Refugee Youth Service, Refugee Community Kitchen, Utopia56 and Refugee Info Bus, Refugee Women and Children’s Centre and School Bus Project.
Despite the eviction of the Calais ‘Jungle’ in October 2016 and the Dunkirk/Grande Synthe camp burning down in April 2017, there are still around 1,000 refugees sleeping rough in the forests in northern France. The youngest unaccompanied minor in Calais is currently just nine years old.
We welcome applications from all persons regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, belief, or age. But, as members of ethnic minority groups, refugee backgrounds and disabled people are currently under-represented in this sector, we would encourage applicants from members of these groups. Interviews and role offers will be based on merit alone.
Please note! Applications for this role are now closed.
Help Refugees is also recruiting volunteers to fill crucial roles for our operation in Calais. More information about those roles can be found here.