Vacancies

Information last updated on October 27, 2020

We are hiring!

Detention Actions aim is to promote the welfare and rights of people in immigration detention in the UK in the UK and elsewhere. We provide support and advice to people in detention in the London area and advocate for detention reform.

Advocacy & Support Worker

We’re pleased to be recruiting for another staff member to join our brilliant Casework Team and work with people being held in immigration detention!

Our Casework Team provide expert support to people in immigration detention in detention in Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre in London, Morton Hall in Lincolnshire and in prisons in the London area. Heathrow is the largest detention centre in Europe; around 1000 people can now be detained at Heathrow at any one time. We believe that there will be higher numbers of people held in detention in prisons in the coming months and years, and are looking to increase our presence in prisons as a priority.

If you’re passionate about human rights, and want to work with people in immigration detention, helping them to self-advocate and navigate the system, then we want to hear from you!

We will consider applications from both those looking for part time roles (21 hours per week) or full-time. It will be based at our office in East London, but will involve working from home in accordance with Government guidance.

Please send applications to recruitment@detentionaction.org.uk, with the subject line Advocacy & Support Worker. Please send the personal details form & application pack in separate attachments, as we operate blind recruitment.

Application deadline: 9am, Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Advocacy & Support Worker – personal-details-form

Advocacy and Support Worker – application pack

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Lived Experience Campaigns Coordinator

We’re very excited to announce this role specifically for someone with lived experience of the UK’s immigration detention system.

Detention Actions aim is to promote the welfare and rights of people in immigration detention in the UK in the UK and elsewhere. We provide support and advice to people in detention in the London area and advocate for detention reform.

We campaigned for an end to the Detained Fast Track asylum process, successfully bringing a strategic legal challenge which led to the suspension of the process in 2015 and we continue to campaign against its re-introduction.  In 2020, we have brought several prominent legal challenges, preventing the removal of those due to be deported on a charter flight to Jamaica in February, and pressurized the Government into releasing the majority of people detained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lived experience work informs our campaigning work and service delivery. It is essential for this role that you have lived experience of immigration detention. If you’re not sure if this applies to you, please get in touch!

The role is part time, for 21 hours (3 days) per week. It will be based in our office in East London, but will involve working from home in accordance with Government guidance.

Lived Experience Campaigns Coordinator – application pack

Lived Experience Campaigns Coordinator – personal details form

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Please send applications to recruitment@detentionaction.org.uk, with the subject line Lived Experience Campaigns Coordinator. Please send the personal details form & application pack in separate attachments, as we operate blind recruitment.

Application deadline: 9am, Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Equal opportunities

Detention Action is committed to operating as an equal opportunities organisation.  We welcome and encourage applications from refugees and other people with lived experience of the immigration system. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of detention, to reflect the composition of our client group.

Detention Action also recognises the potential barriers to employment posed by race and ethnicity, disability, nationality, gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and pregnancy or maternity, and work to ensure that our recruitment policy takes them into consideration.

Detention Action will seek to make reasonable adjustments to the physical office environment to overcome barriers to employment caused by disability, and encourages applications from these candidates.

PLEASE NOTE: Office attendance is currently optional, and you will not be expected to work from the office if you are concerned about your health due to COVID-19.

Other opportunities

If you are working on detention issues or campaigns, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch.

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