SDS is recruiting!

SOAS Detainee Support attempts to break the isolation of immigration detention, and supports people to take control of their cases and resist their imprisonment and deportation.  Our vision is a world with no borders or incarceration.

We are currently recruiting two part-time Coordinators to facilitate the group’s support for individuals in immigration detention, and strengthen the group’s impact in challenging the current immigration and detention system.

This role is 12 hours per week, fixed term for 12 months.

Job description and person specification here.

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How to apply:

Send a CV and covering letter addressing the points in the Person Specification to no later than 12pm on Friday 23rd February 2018.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 6th March 2018.

Help us crowdfund for solidarity visits to immigration detention

Help us to visit and support people in immigration detention, reducing isolation and offering practical support to stop deportations and quicken release.

Right now…

2,930 people are locked up in immigration detention centres across the UK, without charge or trial, for indefinite periods of time. People are wrenched out of their families and communities, often detained in raids on their homes or workplaces, or picked up on the street. The detention system is violent and incredibly harmful, and these centres have become notorious sites of mistreatment and human rights abuse. Working class people of colour, like in the prison system, are significantly overrepresented in immigration detention.

What are we doing about it?

Volunteers with SOAS Detainee Support visit people in detention every week, reducing isolation and offering practical support to stop deportations and quicken release.

Since 2005, we have worked alongside hundreds of people whilst they are held in detention and after their release. In the last 12 months alone, we have worked in solidarity with just over 100 people in detention. More and more people in detention are getting in touch with SDS and requesting visits. This autumn, we’ll be training a new cohort of visitors to be able to support more people in detention. But to keep the visits going, we need your help.

Donate here: