Salary: £31,392 (pro rata)
Reports to: Head of Fundraising and Development
Direct reports: None
Hours: 2.5 days (17.5 hours) per week
Temporary (6 months)

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of young refugees and asylum seekers?

This is an exciting time to be joining Young Roots as Marketing and Communications Coordinator. This is a busy role for a talented individual who is experienced in marketing and communications, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and is passionate about communicating well the experiences of young refugees and asylum seekers.

You will play a key role in developing our Marketing and Communications Strategy, amplifying the voices of young refugees and asylum seekers. You will champion Young Roots and be responsible for using a range of marketing and communications techniques to grow our supporter base, promote our appeals, and recruit and retain donors in order to maximise income. We are looking for someone with experience who is creative and entrepreneurial as well as collaborative and excellent at managing relationships both internally and externally. The role requires someone who is a strong team player. You will be passionate about keeping up to date with sector trends and have solid knowledge of best practice and the importance of organisational reputation. We are looking for someone to start asap.

We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment. Due to the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the role will initially be predominantly home-based.

Young Roots recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome BAME candidates and those with lived experience of migration and the asylum system to apply. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities. Young Roots is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not automatically prevent you from being considered for this role.

Deadline: 9am Monday 21st September 2020
Interviews: Tuesday 29th September 2020
Safeguarding training: tbc
Provisional start date: asap

To apply: Please download the documents below and send a completed application form to by the deadline. If you have questions about the role, please contact Tamsin by email or on 07761 514 192.

Please note that we will not be able to accept late applications or CVs – all information should be included in your application form.


We are recruiting a two YOUTH ACTIVITIES VOLUNTEERS in Brent

Day: Either Wednesdays or Thursdays
Time: 5 – 8pm
Frequency: Weekly
Commitment: 6 months (minimum)

Who we’re looking for: Someone who is outgoing, personable and has a passion for working with young refugees and asylum seekers. You will be very adaptable to changing circumstances, and excellent at problem solving. You will be happy working independently, supporting a busy and committed team of staff members.

The roles

Young Roots is carefully planning a return to face-to-face meetings with young refugees and asylum seekers and we are actively seeking two volunteers to support our regular activities (one for Wednesday, one for Thursday). We ask for at least 6 months’ commitment.

Our youth activity volunteers will work closely with our staff team in two venues in North London. You can apply for either the hub on Wednesday evenings or the Youth Club on Thursday evenings.

Youth activity volunteers with Young Roots assist young refugees and asylum seekers aged 11-25 on a one to one basis and within groups to feel welcome. This may involve encouraging young people to join a new activity, start up a game, or seek specific advice from one of the visiting services. For more details on the role, download the role description.

At our hub (on Wednesday evenings) we are looking for a sports volunteer who can help guide facilitated sessions in basketball, cricket and football.

At our youth club (on Thursday evenings) we are looking for volunteers to guide young people in cooking, advise young people on a range of subjects including employment and/or volunteering opportunities, youth leadership as well as helping young people apply for various documents like a driving licence, or hardship grants.

To apply

We’re recruiting Youth Activity Volunteers on a rolling deadline until positions are filled and will arrange interviews as suitable candidates apply.

Please email a CV and personal statement (2 pages max) to Michele at In your personal statement you must address the person specification we’re looking for, listed here. We highly recommend you read the our youth participation statement to understand more about how we work.

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