Candidate information


Thank you for your interest in what is one of the most exciting roles at Refuge, and therefore (I believe) one of the most important and consequential opportunities in the VAWG sector. 

Ruth-Davison-Refuge-chief-executive-e1614165280543.jpgWhen I was appointed as Refuge’s new Chief Executive earlier this year, I was inspired by the dedication, professionalism and person-centred care of those who deliver our services. It’s humbling to see our mission to help women and children who are going through some of their darkest days delivered in such a practical way, and despite so many challenges. Our sector has always faced the twin challenges of rising need and insufficient funding, and the situation has deteriorated significantly in the past decade; in this context, the determination of my colleagues to deliver above and beyond is truly remarkable.

Refuge has an impressive track record, and the high quality of our research, partnerships and insight is recognised across the VAWG sector. But the best organisations don’t settle for ‘good enough’, and Refuge is no exception. We want to build on what we already do extremely well, and keep getting better. This role will be absolutely at the heart of that process, making sure that we bring intelligence, data and evidence to bear on our shared purpose.

If you’re looking for a role where you’ll have the influence, resources, remit and support to help end violence and abuse against women and children, this is the place where you’ll be able to do it. 

I look forward to meeting you.

Ruth Davison
Chief Executive, Refuge

Watch a short message from Ruth to colleagues at Refuge, recorded before she took up her post in April.