Fundraising & Comms Coordinator

  • Contract
  • Calais France
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Refugee Info Bus


Refugee Info Bus provides Wi-Fi, charge, phone services and practical information guides to displaced people in Northern France. We work across different living sites in Calais, working out of a van with a team of 5 to 6 long-term volunteers. Our charging sessions are 2.5 hours long each with 3 volunteers present. In addition to the services mentioned above, our aim is to create a community space around our van by offering tea, water, board games and sports equipment during our sessions. Finally, we aim to facilitate inter-organisational projects in Calais and Grande Synthe. As a small grassroots organisation, we rely on donations from supporters and funders to carry out our work – we encourage all volunteers to get involved in helping us raise awareness and support fundraising.

Role: Fundraising & Communications Coordinator

Location: Calais, France ** With option to work remotely

Commitment: Minimum 6 months (generally 5 volunteering days and 2 days off each week)

Start date: ASAP

(Please note that we will review applications continuously and reserve the right to close the vacancy as soon as a suitable applicant is found)

Accommodation: Shared accommodation provided, assuming role in Calais.

Reimbursement: Flat rate of £550 per month

Holidays/breaks: 14 days every two months

This is a volunteer role and is subject to a volunteer agreement and our code of conduct. There is no contract and no obligation.


  • Grant Applications; applying for grant applications from UK-based and international organisations.
  • Ability to accurately reflect and synthesise the Info Bus project into compelling language for potential funders and the general public.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with our current grant holders and providing them with updates on the situation in Northern France and the work RIB is doing.
  • Working with the team in Calais to keep track of financial needs on the ground and fundraise accordingly.
  • Providing updates to the on-the-ground team and the board of trustees about our fundraising situation.
  • Running online fundraisers in coordination with our team on the ground.
  • Creating and editing comms content in coordination with our team on the ground: writing weekly social media posts, creating the quarterly report (newsletter), liaising with the press in Calais and the UK and other ad-hoc comms content.
  • Attending weekly Calais Appeal meetings, contributing to overall missions and discussions for the development of the joint platform.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Experience working in a fundraising and communications role.
  • Highly proactive and organised, able to manage and prioritise a busy, high-pressure workload Calm, diplomatic and patient.
  • DBS check or country equivalent.


  • Experience working in humanitarian aid, or working with refugees or migrants.
  • Lived experience of displacement or migration

How to apply

Please email a CV and a Cover Letter setting out your experience and how you meet the requirements above to [email protected] using the subject ‘Fundraising & Comms Coordinator Application’ by Friday 30th of September 2022.