Information last updated on July 21, 2020

We are hiring!

Community Support Officer

Detention Action has run an innovative alternative to detention project for ex-offenders at risk of long-term immigration detention for the past five years. The project has demonstrated that, with reintegration support, ex-offenders can live successfully in the community, keeping in contact with immigration authorities and not reoffending. Over this time the project has taken a number of referrals from the Home Office.

The Community Support Project (CSP) provides one-to-one case management and support delivered by an experienced practitioner with extensive experience of working with ex-offenders. Taking a person-centred approach based on intensive engagement and dialogue with clients, the project enables them to develop skills and confidence in order successfully to make the transition to life in the community.

This is an exciting time as we look to expand an already highly successful project, and seek a new Community Support Officer to work with the Community Support Director. The purpose of this role is to be responsible for enabling migrants to make a successful transition from immigration detention and custody to the community.

To apply please fill out the below forms, and send to with the subject line ‘Community Support Officer’.

Community Support Officer – personal details form

Community Support Officer – application pack

Equal opportunities monitoring form (optional)

Closing date: Friday 14th August, 9am

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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