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Thank you for your interest in the work of Refuge. View our current vacancies here.

Please note that as of 11th November 2019 Refuge has changed recruitment software provider. If you began an application with Refuge prior to 11th November 2019 please use the link sent by email to continue your application. For applicants starting new applications on or after 11th November, please follow the link on the following page. For any questions or queries, please email

We are often looking for enthusiastic, committed people with a wide range of skills to join our teams; from refuge workers, domestic violence and gender-based service managers and independent domestic violence advocates, to fundraising, development, finance and human resource professionals. Vacancies are added regularly to our website so if you do not see the job you are looking for this time, do keep trying.

As well as being a great place to work, you can look forward to a rewarding job with opportunities to learn and develop.

If you have the interest, commitment and talent to contribute to our high-quality services please apply.

Current opportunities are advertised here. Refuge is very proud to have been awarded the Disability Confident – Committed symbol. This recognises that Refuge ensures all candidates for our roles are considered based on ability rather than disability.

How do I apply for a Refuge vacancy?

You will need to complete an application form for each job for which you you wish to apply. Please click here to view our current vacancies. Click on the role you are interested in and you will automatically be taken to an online application form to complete.

We rely on the goodwill of dedicated individuals to continue our work to support survivors of domestic violence.

We would not be able to continue to deliver our life-changing services to women and children without the support and dedication of volunteers. We welcome and value volunteers’ involvement and appreciate the contribution they make. Our volunteers bring skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment to Refuge. Volunteering can make a difference in your life too, enabling you to meet new people and learn new skills.

Your contribution makes a huge difference when you offer your services as a volunteer. There are a number of ways in which you can volunteer for Refuge, working with us to create a world free from domestic violence.

We recruit volunteers in the following areas:

  • Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline
  • Working as a peer mentor at the Gaia Centre in Lambeth
  • Office work supporting the teams in our offices in Tower Hill, London (fundraising, communications, finance)

What we offer our volunteers

  • Opportunities to contribute to the work of Refuge, the leading specialist domestic violence organisation
  • An opportunity to develop skills and experience in a particular area such as fundraising and communications
  • Training and support
  • An opportunity for development
  • Volunteers receive travel expenses (London travel only)

What we expect from our volunteers

  • A minimum commitment of at least three months, we welcome volunteers who can stay for longer
  • A commitment to our values

If you have any questions about volunteering at Refuge please email

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment which applies to both volunteers and paid staff.

We would love to hear from you.


More information

For further information on recruitment and working at Refuge please review the document below:

Guidance notes for applicants

At Refuge, we take great care to ensure that we have a fair and transparent recruitment and selection process – one that meets our equality and human rights objectives. In line with UK immigration legislation, Refuge is required to verify the right to work in the UK for all employees.

For more information, please download the document below, which lists the documents required to verify eligibility to work in the UK. We hope you find this helpful.

Evidence of the right to work in the UK



Disability confident committed

SFJ award


ISO 9001 Quality Management