Job Title: Refugee Moving-On and Integration Officer

Location: Office-based; open to flexible working arrangements from anywhere in England, with a preference for Manchester, London, Birmingham or Leeds, with some travel including to partner meetings. This is a position which may include some evening and weekend work for meetings and events. 

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours/ week Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm)

Salary: £24,000 per annum (subject to annual cost of living review)

Leave: 28 days annual leave including Bank Holidays.

Contract: 1 year fixed term contract with possibility of extension depending on funding availability

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Closing date: 23:59hrs, Friday, 3 February 2023.

Interview date: Week commencing 27 February 2023. Interviews will be held in person, in our Manchester office.

African Rainbow Family is looking for a dynamic Refugee Moving-On and Integration Officer, passionately committed to upholding the rights of LGBTIQ refugees and people seeking asylum at a critical time for the future of the asylum system and the rights of refugees.

We are a small but friendly and specialist team that campaigns for the rights of LGBTIQ refugees and people seeking asylum from African heritage and wider BAME. We work with an extensive network of frontline partners to advocate for progressive change in the asylum and immigration system. We are based in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, London and Cardiff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide inspirational implementation, development, monitoring and evaluation of ARF’s Refugee Move-On and Integration processes.
  • Provide strategic direction to achieve funding targets and outputs.
  • Completing an initial needs and risk assessment for each person referred to service.
  • Providing person-centred and culturally sensitive support to beneficiaries.
  • Developing a personalised plan of support for each person and ensuring that the plan of support is reviewed regularly.
  • Completing online or paper forms for employment, welfare benefits etc.
  • Provide strategic direction to achieve funding targets and outputs.
  • Manage project systems and procedures, and ensure professional best practice and compliance with internal and funder requirements.
  • Monthly and annual reporting: collating beneficiary data, management and financial management reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Giving advice and support on a range of issues including housing, finance, education, employment, health and immigration, as required.
  • Supporting people with budgeting / registering with care providers / creating social networks / advocacy/ volunteering / training / employment opportunities etc.
  • Signposting to other relevant external agencies and referral partners as appropriate.

Benefits include:

  • 28 days annual leave including Bank Holidays
  • Equipment to support your work.
  • Flexible working policy.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Development and growth opportunities.
  • Free parking at our office.
  • Paid staff day off on their birthday
  • Paid 2 duvet days a year
  • Salary review
  • Employee reward scheme
  • Employee wellbeing support
  • Paid Sick leave after 6 months
  • Cost of living crisis support
  • We are a Living Wage Employer


HOW TO APPLY: Download the job description and person specification from here, application form here and our Safer Recruitment Policy here. Email your completed application form and optional monitoring form to For more information on this role or for an informal discussion please contact Aderonke Apata, Founder and CEO: 07939239643. If you know of someone who might be interested in this vacancy, please ask them to get in touch.

You may wish to check our other job opportunities here.

We welcome applications from people of all abilities/disabilities and backgrounds as we believe that each person brings their own valuable experiences to what we do. We encourage people with lived experience of the UK asylum system to apply. The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK, will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and to disclose all non-protected criminal records at the point of conditional job offer.