Big News! Two new vacancies in the AVID team!

With thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, we’re excited to announce two new job vacancies. 

We’re looking for two ambitious, creative and motivated individuals to join our small staff team in the posts of Training and Membership Coordinator (PT) and Communications Officer (FT)

To apply for one of the roles, download the job application form and equal opportunities form, and follow the instructions in the recruitment packs downloadable below.

The closing date for applications for both roles is midday on Friday 10th July. 

AVID is an equal opportunities organisation, committed to increasing diversity. Applications from people with lived experience of detention or the immigration system are encouraged. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled people regardless of background. 

Communications Officer

£28,000 per annum, full time (37.5 hours)

Initially fixed term for six months, funding is sought to extend this to a permanent role 

Download the recruitment pack, job application form and equal opportunities form here. 

The post holder will lead on all aspects of our external communications and digital work, ensuring that AVID can extend its reach, accessibility and influence on behalf of people in immigration detention. Putting the voices and experience of people in detention front and centre of our communications work, this is a unique opportunity to apply your communications and digital skills to raise the profile of a small charity which regularly punches above its weight in policy and influencing. Working closely with the Director, and AVID members, you will develop and deliver strong content across a range of online platforms, amplifying the voices of people in detention and the volunteers who support them. You will also apply your digital skills to creating new and innovative ways of servicing our membership and stakeholders, as well as building successful individual giving campaigns. 

The role includes coordinating AVID’s online presence to ensure we reach as many people as possible and help them to access timely, informative and accurate content on the challenges facing people subject to the hostile environment and in immigration detention. You will optimise digital tools to help build our engagement through our website, newsletter, social media and other online formats. The role will lead on taking a creative approach to expanding our communications portfolio, including through video and audio. As well as creating engaging content to meet these aims, you will help to build our membership base and contribute to our sustainability by raising funds online. This is the perfect opportunity for someone seeking to use their skills flexibly, creating powerful communications content that seeks to empower, strengthen and inform. 



Training and Membership Coordinator 

 £26,000 per annum, part time (0.6) 22.5 hours, job share basis 

initially fixed term for one year, funding is sought to extend this to a permanent role 

Post usually based at our London office (E8) but in current circumstances the team is working remotely

 Download the recruitment pack, job application form and equal opportunities form here. 

The Training and Membership Coordinator role provides a strategic focus to our development work with groups who provide voluntary support inside detention. Responsible for managing the coordination of the AVID membership network, this is a varied role, working directly with our diverse members across the UK. AVID members are all independent organisations who come together to share best practice, learn from each other, share skills and work together to support people in detention. The Training and Membership Coordinator leads on all aspects of the development, coordination and cultivation of this network. This includes responsibility for coordinating and delivering AVID’s membership support programme of training, events, workshops and skills sharing on volunteering and immigration detention.  The post holder will work directly with our members to identify skills and training needs, development opportunities, to facilitate the sharing of skills and best practice across the network, and capacity building. As a liaison point and support hub for the network, the Training and Membership Coordinator fosters collaboration between organisations and ensures best practice standards are maintained. Relationship building is central to this role, as is an understanding of the needs of small charities and volunteers. 

There is a particular emphasis in the role on working to develop support for migrants detained in prisons.


If you've any questions about either role feel free to email: 


Publication date: 
Saturday, June 13, 2020