Staff Conference BANNEROur staff

Our staff are our most valuable resource. We have more than 200 incredibly dedicated women and men working for us, the vast majority of whom are running frontline services throughout the country. Refuge also benefits from the support of close to 100 volunteers, who give the charity invaluable support.

Refuge is fortunate to have a deeply committed council of management, made up of 9 experts from a variety of professional backgrounds including legal, financial, business, social care and communications expertise.

CEO – Ruth Davison

Meet Ruth Davison, Refuge’s CEO.

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All of our staff are specially trained to the highest standard and we also provide training to other professionals.

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Ambassadors and champions

Refuge is fortunate to be supported by a number of passionate individuals, all of whom are dedicated to campaigning against domestic and gender based violence.


Refuge is deeply grateful for the unwavering support of dedicated and compassionate individuals who have contributed to saving and improving the lives of many survivors of abuse.

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Gender pay gap

Nationally, the gender pay gap has persisted for many years. While the gap has been closing, overall progress has been, and remains, very slow. The size of the gap varies between the private, public and voluntary sectors, by different types of businesses/services and by other factors, such as the age of employees. Refuge has published an annual gender pay gap report and you can view a snapshot summary here.

CEO Pay Policy

Read Refuge’s statement on our CEO pay policy here.