Detention Action is a growing organisation working to challenge immigration detention, unjust deportations, & other areas of the Hostile Environment in the UK.
There are three main strands to Detention Action’s work supporting people in detention. Firstly, the core of Detention Action’s work has always been to provide emotional and practical support to people detained through one-to-one visits. Secondly, Detention Action provides casework and emotional support to people in detention from the office, accessible through a freephone service.
Thirdly, Detention Action provides holistic and accessible advice and support on-site in the detention centre by holding regular advice workshops, which allow people in detention to develop trust relationships with Detention Action through face-to-face contact and ongoing work on their diverse needs.
We also also campaigns for reform to immigration detention policy and practice, drawing on evidence obtained from our frontline work, and run an alternatives to detention project for people who have had criminal convictions and who are experiencing or at risk of indefinite detention.
We campaigned for an end to the Detained Fast Track asylum process, successfully bringing a strategic legal challenge which led to the suspension of the process in 2015 and we continue to campaign against its re-introduction. In 2020, we have brought several prominent legal challenges, preventing the removal of those due to be deported on a charter flight to Jamaica in February, and pressurized the Government into releasing the majority of people detained during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are looking for a Philanthropy Manager to steward and develop our successful fundraising programme.
Focusing in the first instance on our trust fundraising and individual giving programmes, our successful candidate will embed a range of newly-created financial and management procedures to ensure the smooth running of internal fundraising operations, as well as developing our case for support. They will effectively steward existing donors, develop opportunities for new funding relationships, and will work with senior staff to develop and implement a new fundraising strategy.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate individual who is looking to make their mark and join us in defending the rights of people in detention at a critical time for our organisation and the wider immigration and human rights sector.
The closing date for applications is 9am, Tuesday 19th April.
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