We are currently recruiting a Croydon Project Worker (3.5 days per week) and Brent Project Worker (2.5 days per week) to support our work with 11 to 25 year old refugees and asylum seekers in London

Project Workers will plan, run, monitor and evaluate various weekly and holiday activities. The role will also involve doing outreach to promote the activities and supporting the Managers with volunteer and intern recruitment. The Project Worker will consult with young refugees and asylum seekers about which activities they would like to have and refer/sign-post them for support with problems they are having.

Brent Project Worker full job description and person specification
Croydon Project Worker full job description and person specification

Deadline: 10am, Thursday 30th November 2017
Interview date: Thursday 7th December 2017
Start date: as soon as possible, ideally before 21st December for the possibility of an in-person handover with the current project worker. Latest start date is week beginning Monday 8th January 2018.

Please download the Brent and/or Croydon job description and person specification, our youth participation statement and application form. We highly recommend you read our application guidelines to see what we’re looking for in applications. Please specific which role you are applying for on the application form, including if you would like to be considered for both.

Please note that for the Croydon role, in line with the Equality Act 2010, there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the post-holder is female due to the gender sensitivity of the work involved.
The Brent role is open to everyone.

Completed forms for the Croydon role should be returned to Michele Kirschstein ( and the Brent role to both Despina Tsiakalou ( and Michele Kirschstein by the deadline above.

We recruit 4 intern positions twice a year
  • June recruitment (July to December internship period). Deadline to receive applications 5pm on 13th June
  • December recruitment (January to June internship period). Deadline to receive applications 5pm on Monday 11th December

Interns are an invaluable part of our small team and will have the opportunity to get experience of direct work with young refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. The ability to speak a refugee community language(s) is highly desirable. The positions are unpaid, but lunch and travel expenses within Greater London are covered. All interns will need to provide 2 references, undergo a Young Roots DBS check and attend Young Roots safeguarding training.

Young Roots recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. As an organisation that supports refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, we particularly welcome applications from within these communities, as they are currently under-represented in the organisation.

To apply

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions, please download the role descriptions below and submit an application form to by the deadlines above. (You’re welcome to apply for more than one of the internships but you only need to fill in the form once). We highly recommend you read our application guidelines to see what we’re looking for in applications. 

Please note we do not accept CVs

Youth Activities Intern (Brent)
Youth Activities Intern (Croydon)
Casework Intern (Brent)
Casework Intern (Croydon)


We are not currently recruiting volunteers 


We have no trustee vacancies at the moment.