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Attention all communication champions!

Are you ready to take on a powerful role in the fight against immigration detention?

Look no further than our Communications Co-ordinator position.

As the Communications Co-ordinator, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the development of influencing and engagement activities that build a collective voice for the AVID network. You will work alongside the Policy and Communications Manager to develop strategic areas for oversight and awareness building of immigration detention and opportunities to engage with communities and media on compassionate alternatives.

We are looking for a dynamic and proactive individual who is passionate about social justice and human rights. You will have experience in creating and implementing engaging communications, building relationships with partners, and engaging with online communities through website, newsletter, and social media platforms.

In this role, you will also have the opportunity to collaborate with people who have lived experience of immigration detention and hostile environment policies to ensure that our communications and awareness-raising activities are meaningfully co-produced and reflect the realities for people in immigration detention.

This is a critical time to join the AVID team. With the current political climate, the expansion of immigration detention is a concerning reality. As Communication Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference by shaping and amplifying our message and mission. We are looking for a candidate who is not only passionate about this important cause but also has the skills and experience to deliver effective communication strategies.

Job Title: Communications Co-ordinator

Reports to: Director

Key Contacts: Policy and Communications Manager

Salary: Circa £29,400 pro-rata

Hours of work: Part-time, 3 days (22.5 hours) per week

Place of work: Home-based, with some travel for team-away days and membership outreach

Closing date: 31st May by 5 pm

Online insight session: We invite you to join an information session to hear more about the role on Tuesday 9th May, from 18:00 pm to 19:00 pm. If you are interested, please register here.

To apply: Please email a CV of no more than 2 pages, as well as a cover letter of no more than 2 pages and a completed equal opportunities form explaining how you meet each of the person specification criteria, to enquiries@aviddetention.org.uk by 5 pm on 31st May.

The supporting statement should include the following:

  • Why you want to work for AVID and in this particular role;
  • How your experience (paid or unpaid), skills and values meet those set out in the person specification described in the Candidate Brief. We welcome examples that demonstrate transferable skills and suggest you address each point of the person's specification in turn.
  • Please confirm that you have experienced of the hostile environment or immigration detention in your application. There is no need to disclose further information unless relevant to your application.
  • As a general guide, your supporting statement should be around two sides of A4.

Download the Candidate Brief

Extra application support for people with lived experience of the asylum and immigration system:

We are proud to be a member of the Experts by Experience Employment Network, which aims to create a charitable sector led by people with lived experience of the asylum and immigration system. As part of this network, we challenge the one-size-fits-all approach in our employment practices and respect the personal circumstances and needs of people with lived experience.

If you have first-hand experience with the issues and challenges of the UK asylum or immigration system, you can ask for independent and confidential support for your job application from the Experts by Experience Employment Network.


1st June 2023 = Thank you for all the applicants and we are currently in the process of sorting through the applications and we will be in touch with you shortly to inform you about the next steps!

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