Morton Hall Detainee Visitors Group (MHDVG)
Project Co-ordinator Job Description
The MHDVG Project Co-ordinator post is 15 hours per week at £14.20 per hour; £11,076 per year (pro rata £27,690). These hours are flexible and can be worked across the week depending on the successful applicant’s other commitments, and following agreement by the Management Committee. A workspace will be provided at the Sparrows’ Nest Library and Archive in St Ann’s, Nottingham. The Co-ordinator will be supported by the Management Committee who meet once a month, and will be offered quarterly external supervision sessions if needed.
- Promote and advertise volunteer opportunities in line with current policy;
- Co-ordinate volunteer recruitment and interviews;
- Ensure volunteers have access to ongoing training;
- Support volunteers through regular contact, group support meetings and shadowing;
- Develop an active non-visiting MHDVG volunteer base to provide other forms of essential support for detainees.
- Maintain regular contact with members of the voluntary Management Committee and attend the monthly meetings;
- Provide a Co-ordinator’s Report for every monthly meeting;
- Work as an advisor to the Management Committee and when necessary raise issues that need to be addressed.
Liaison with Morton Hall
- Promote MHDVG within Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre;
- Maintain working relationships with Morton Hall management;
- Raise visitors’ and detainees’ concerns with Morton Hall management.
- Work closely with the Chair and liaise with Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID) and others to obtain and disseminate information regarding detention practice;
- Liaise with partner organisations when appropriate
- Represent MHDVG at regional and national events when appropriate:
- Disseminate information to MHDVG members including regular Bulletins;
- Prepare quarterly visit statistics, end of year stats and MHDVG’s annual report.
- Identify funding opportunities;
- Work alongside Management Committee to prepare and submit funding applications.
- Work closely with the Chair to maintain organisational records;
- Act as an account signatory.
Website / Publicity & Profile
- Ensure the MHDVG website is updated and managed;
- Look for opportunities to expand the profile of the MHDVG.
- Stay up to date with current Immigration and Detention issues;
- Additional tasks as agreed by Management Committee.
- Experience or knowledge of current Immigration & Detention issues;
- Good organisational and networking skills, and the ability to work independently;
- Ability to work to self-imposed deadlines;
- Personal experience of volunteering; experience of supporting others in a volunteering role, either as a volunteer or in paid employment;
- Personal or work experience of supporting vulnerable people;
- A sensitive approach to immigration and asylum issues;
- Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with a variety of individuals and organisations;
- Good problem solving skills;
- Ability to maintain clear and concise records;
- Comprehensive computer literacy and numeracy skills with experience of Word, Excel, and Internet use;
- Experience of monitoring and evaluation;
- Understanding of the importance of confidentiality;
- Commitment to and ability to implement equal opportunities policy across all aspects of the role;
- Track record of successfully sourcing funds;
- Experience, or basic understanding of, website management;
- Driver with own transport.
Please send a CV, a letter of application, and the contact details of two referees by post or email.
MHDVG, The Sycamore Centre, 33A Hungerhill Road, Nottingham NG3 4NB
In order to be considered for interview, candidates should indicate in their letter of application how they fulfil some or all of the criteria above. Please include specific examples, either from voluntary or paid work or from personal experience.
Please give the names of two persons who you wish to provide a reference for you. The first would normally be your current or most recent employer. The other must be from someone who is able to comment on your aptitude for the post.
If you are currently out of paid employment, or have never been employed, you need to name someone who knows you well who is able to comment on your suitability for the post that you have applied for. This should not be a friend or relative.
Closing date: Friday 16 March 2018 (with interviews taking place the week of 9 April)