JRS UK has a small staff team and works with many volunteers.
Aidan Cantwell, Interim Deputy Director (Operations)
Amy-Leigh Hatton, Accommodation Project Coordinator
Bernadette Smith Senior Legal Caseworker
Cathrin Istifanous, Detention Outreach Officer
Dallya Alhorri, Refugee Activity Coordinator
Danning He, Communications and Events Officer
Eileen Cole, Communications Manager
Jasmine Husseini, Destitution Caseworker
Jemima Tanner, Grants Officer
Jessica Javaherian, Legal Caseworker
Kenan Al-Beirakdar, Detention Outreach Officer
Laurence Rossignol, Accommodation Officer
Liliane Djoukouo, Befriending Project Co-ordinator
Mark Dunn, Community Projects Coordinator
Megan Knowles, Interim Deputy Director (Communications)
Michael Tarnoky, Senior Legal Officer
Michelle Firth, Destitution Casework Assistant
Naomi Blackwell, Detention Outreach Manager
Stephanie Jones, Destitution Caseworker
Raga Gibreel, Centre Support Assistant
Ria Katche, Casework & Support Manager
Rose Wheeler, Fundraising Team Administrator
Sara Adan, Refugee Practical Support Coordinator
Sarah Teather, Director
Sophie Cartwright, Senior Policy Officer
Sou Huoy Lam, Finance Assistant
Sylvia Ayo, Centre Support Assistant
Victoria Firth, Community Engagement Officer
William Neal, Detention Outreach Caseworker
If you’d like to get in touch with any of our team, please use the links on the contact pages.
JRS UK is indebted to our team of over 80 volunteers who contribute their skills, energy and time to different projects and the running of the office. If you are interested in volunteering with JRS UK, you can read more on our volunteering pages.
From time to time, JRS UK recruits for paid members of staff. To see our latest vacancies please visit our jobs page.
The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK is a work of the British Province of the Society of Jesus, to whom we are grateful for their continuing support and to whom we are accountable and report regularly.
JRS UK upholds the principle of subsidiarity, endeavouring to be openly accountable for our work and transparent in our decision making. We work in partnership with other religious congregations, humanitarian organisations and refugees themselves. We encourage co-responsibility, discernment and participative decision making.
The Director is supported and advised by our management committee, which meets 4 times a year. JRS UK works closely with the Jesuit Refugee Service International, the Jesuit Refugee Service Europe and other Jesuit projects in Britain.
Michael Holman SJ, Chair
James Conway SJ