MHDVG ARE RECRUITING FOR A
Salary: £11,070 per year (£27,690 pro rata)
Hours: 15 hours per week (Flexible)
Term: One year (possible extension subject to funding)
Purpose: To co-ordinate the core activities of the organisation – recruit, train and support volunteer visitors, liaise with Morton Hall IRC and other regional and national organisations, prepare quarterly statistics and disseminate relevant information to all MHDVG members, manage the website, expand the profile of the organisation.
Closing date: Friday 16 March 2018 (with interviews taking place the week of 9 April)
Morton Hall Detainee Visitors Group (MHDVG) was formed in 2011 following the conversion of Morton Hall prison, in Swinderby, Lincolnshire to an Immigration Removal Centre housing 392 male foreign nationals. Many are waiting to find out if they will be allowed to stay in Britain or returned to their countries of origin. None of them are being detained as punishment for a crime. Immigration detainees can be held indefinitely, as detention is not automatically reviewed by the courts, and many can end up in Immigration Removals Centres for years.
Our aims are to recruit and provide a trained visiting network of volunteers who can offer emotional and practical support to those detainees requesting visits. We build trust with detainees and provide advice and advocacy independent from legal or government bodies. We also educate and inform the public about the plight of immigration detainees, the experiences they may have had historically or whilst detained, and the broader legal situation for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
For an informal discussion please call Dave Hewitt on 07758 604293. If the phone is not answered please leave your name, phone number and that you are responding to the job advert, and someone will call you back as soon as they are available.
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