We are recruiting!

Two exciting new roles! Do you have what it takes to help shape AVID's future?

Ali McGinley, our Director for over 12 years, will be standing down at the end of 2021, having led AVID's development into a national, truly collaborative network that has been at the forefront of challenging the use of immigration detention over the last decade.


As a result we are recruiting for two new roles, a new Director and a Policy and Communications Manager,  to take our organisation to the next phase in its development, putting lived experience at the heart of what we do and strengthening our network to meet the challenges of the Nationality and Borders Bill provisions, and beyond.

Our vision for detention reform has never been more important. With the most hostile Government we have ever faced, the increasing use of prisons for immigration detention, the use of sites of ‘quasi detention’ like barracks to house people seeking asylum, and a range of provisions outlined in the Nationality and Borders Bill such as offshore processing, it has never been more important to defend the rights of those who are detained under immigration act powers.

It is also a crucial time to be part of AVID, as we embark on a new strategic period and have committed to placing lived experience at the heart of all that we do. We will do this by working with our members, collaboratively and collectively, to secure systemic change. 

We are looking to appoint a new Director and a Policy and Communications Manager to help us do this. Could it be you? 


More information about each role can be found at the following links: 

  • Director (PT, 3-4 days a week) closing Monday 17th January (recruitment for this post is being managed by NFP consulting) 


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Publication date: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021