Information last updated on May 28, 2019

Current vacancy: Advocacy Coordinator

Join our small, dynamic team supporting migrants in immigration detention in the UK, and campaigning for reform.

We are recruiting for an Advocacy Coordinator to coordinate our casework and support for people in detention. The Advocacy Coordinator will undertake complex casework for vulnerable asylum-seekers and other migrants and manage a pool of volunteers who provide emotional and practical support. The successful candidate will have substantial experience of providing casework and advocacy to asylum-seekers or other migrants and knowledge and experience of good practice in volunteer management. The ability to work in a team in a pressurised environment is essential.

This is a full-time permanent position, with a salary of £31,000 plus 5.5% pension contributions. It is based in East London, with regular visits to the detention centres near Heathrow.

To apply, please fill out the application pack, personal details form, and optional equal opportunities monitoring form. These can be submitted via email to, or via post to Izzie McIntosh, Unit 1.8, The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA. Please also direct any questions regarding this role to

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 10th June. Interviews will be held on Monday 17th June.

Advocacy Coordinator – personal details form

Advocacy Coordinator – application pack

Detention Action equal opportunities form


Equal Opportunities:

Detention Action is committed to operating as an equal opportunities organisation. We welcome and encourage applications from refugees and other migrants, and in particular 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.

Other opportunities

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