Vacancies

Information last updated on January 2, 2019

Detention Action is hiring a new Deputy Director!

Come and help run our small, dynamic team in London with the following work:

Leadership and strategic development

  • To support the Director in providing strategic direction to the development and implementation of Detention Action’s campaigning and service delivery, including development of the strategic plan.
  • To oversee the delivery of Detention Action’s casework service and through monitoring and evaluation to develop the organisation’s work with people in detention.
  • To lead and oversee the gathering of evidence and drafting of materials that draw on Detention Action’s expertise and knowledge of detention to deliver radical policy reform.
  • To develop a programme of policy and parliamentary work aimed at ending indefinite detention and achieving a range of further policy goals such as the adoption of community based alternatives to detention, the prevention of destitution for those leaving detention, and an end to the automatic deportation of those with criminal offences.

 

Management & Organisational

  • To manage and supervise staff:
  • the Administrator, who ensures the smooth running of the organisation;
  • the team of three Advocacy Coordinators who run the casework service, providing direct emotional and practical support to clients in detention and running a volunteer programme to do the same.
  • To oversee the implementation of internal policies that meet Detention Action’s legal obligations and reflect the values of the organisation.
  • To support the Director in maintaining and developing relationships with charitable foundations and individual donors and fundraise to ensure the organisation’s financial stability.

 

Advocacy

  • To undertake advocacy for detention reform with key stakeholders including parliamentarians and Home Office.
  • To act as a spokesperson for Detention Action including in public and the media.

The role is full time, and comes with a salary of £40,000, plus 3.5% pension contributions.

Please complete the forms below, and send your completed applications/enquiries to Izzie McIntosh – izzie@detentionaction.org.uk.

CORRECTED FINISH DATE: Please send applications by 9am on MONDAY 21ST JANUARY. Personal details and equal opportunities forms, and the application pack can be found below.

 

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 former detainees, 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.

Job description and application form – DA Deputy Director

Equal opportunities form – DA Deputy Director

Personal details form – DA Deputy Director

 

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