Right to Remain is recruiting for a brand new post, based in Manchester, to work on the These Walls Must Fall project.
About the project
Detention is one of the most harmful aspects of the immigration system. Over 30,000 people are detained without time limit every year, in prison-like conditions, just because they don’t (yet) have the correct immigration papers. Tens of thousands more live with the threat of indefinite detention hanging over them, or with the trauma of past detention. Detention harms those detained, those at risk of detention, families, communities and our society as a whole.
These Walls Must Fall is a Right to Remain initiative to build local campaigns to challenge the use of immigration detention in the UK. The project is building a network of campaigning groups that will come together locally, regionally and nationally under the These Walls Must Fall umbrella, to help create the environment where significant and lasting reform of detention can happen, and ultimately to bring an end to detention.
The project is mobilising campaigning in areas without detention centres, focusing on where people are taken from (communities) rather than solely on where they are taken to (remote detention centres). The Community Campaigner will help to build alliances between the asylum/migrant groups that Right to Remain works with and other social justice allies, including community and activist groups and networks, faith communities, trade unions, and other local groups, organisations and people of influence.
About the job
Post: Community Campaigner (North West England)
Salary: £26,000 pro-rata (£13,000 for 17.5 hours per week)
Part time (17.5 hours per week), 12 month fixed-term contract
Manchester-based, with some travel within the UK required
Deadline to apply: 9am on Monday 21 August 2017
Interview date for shortlisted candidates: Thursday 31 August