E8, London
£28,000 per year
Temporary, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for someone who can ensure the voices of people with lived experience of immigration detention are front and centre of all of our communications and online activities.

If you are interested in using your communications, digital and fundraising skills to help us have a genuine impact on the lives of people in immigration detention, then we would love to hear from you!

We’re looking for an ambitious, creative and motivated individual to join our small staff team as Communications Officer. This is a brand new role for the organisation and you will have the chance to shape it and make it your own. 

AVID is an equal opportunities organisation, committed to increasing diversity. Applications from people with lived experience of detention or the immigration system are encouraged. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled people regardless of background. 

Communications Officer

£28,000 per annum, full time (37.5 hours)

Initially fixed term for six months, funding is sought to extend this to a permanent role 

The Communications Officer will lead on all aspects of our external communications and digital work, ensuring that AVID can extend its reach, accessibility and influence on behalf of people in immigration detention. Putting the voices and experience of people in detention front and centre of our communications work, this is a unique opportunity to apply your communications and digital skills to raise the profile of a small charity which regularly punches above its weight in policy and influencing. Working closely with the Director, and AVID members, you will develop and deliver strong content across a range of online platforms, amplifying the voices of people in detention and the volunteers who support them. You will also apply your digital skills to creating new and innovative ways of servicing our membership and stakeholders, as well as building successful individual giving campaigns. 

The role includes coordinating AVID’s online presence to ensure we reach as many people as possible and help them to access timely, informative and accurate content on the challenges facing people subject to the hostile environment and in immigration detention. You will optimise digital tools to help build our engagement through our website, newsletter, social media and other online formats. The role will lead on taking a creative approach to expanding our communications portfolio, including through video and audio. As well as creating engaging content to meet these aims, you will help to build our membership base and contribute to our sustainability by raising funds online. This is the perfect opportunity for someone seeking to use their skills flexibly, creating powerful communications content that seeks to empower, strengthen and inform. 



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AVID (Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees)

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Posted on: 19 June 2020
Closed date: 10 July 2020
Job ref: AVID/CO
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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