JRS UK has a small staff team and works with many volunteers.
Aidan Cantwell, Senior Operations Manager
Bernadette Smith Legal Caseworker
Claire Whitlock Fundraising Officer (Grants and Trusts)
Cristina Pecheanu, Destitution Services Manager
Dallya Alhorri, Refugee Activity Coordinator
Jasmine Husseini, Advice & Support Assistant
Jessica Javaherian, Senior Legal Caseworker (Maternity leave)
Jessica Rajakariar, Fundraising Officer
Joanna Biernat, Communications Editorial Assistant
Liliane Djoukouo, Day Centre Officer
Megan Knowles, Communications and Development Manager
Michael Tarnoky, Senior Legal Officer
Naomi Blackwell, Detention Outreach Manager
Naomi Turner, Communities of Hospitality Coordinator
Nicholas Hanrahan, Community Outreach Officer
Rhiannon Prideaux, Emergency Response Coordinator
Sara Adan, Centre Administrator
Sarah Teather, Director
Sophie Cartwright, Policy Officer
Sou Huoy Lam, Finance Assistant
William Neal, Detention Outreach Officer
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.
Keith MacMillan, Chair
James Conway SJ