The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK is recruiting a Detention Outreach Manager
JRS UK is seeking a Detention Outreach Manager. This full-time senior post, will lead JRS UK’s accompaniment, service and advocacy on behalf of those who are detained in the Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre (Harmondsworth and Colnbrook), and line manage the Detention Outreach Officer.
Detention outreach is a core strategic priority for JRS UK and is a common theme of work for JRS country offices across Europe.
This busy and varied role combines face-to-face pastoral accompaniment of people in detention with management of a volunteer visitor network, liaison with chaplaincy services and IRC management, informal casework, referral to specialist agencies, and collaborative working with other NGOs on advocacy.
This role would suit someone with highly developed listening skills, personal resilience and emotional maturity to respond to the emotional and spiritual needs of detainees, accompany them and support staff and volunteers to do the same. They will need outstanding interpersonal skills to navigate complex relationships with stakeholders, including managers within the detention facility, Home Office staff, other NGOs and JRS staff across Europe, as well as managing the varied network of volunteers they manage (many of whom are drawn from religious orders).
The Detention Outreach Manager needs to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the immigration and asylum policy context, particularly as relates to immigration detention and the specialist work of other NGOs, and must be able to apply that to situations affecting individuals in practice.
Duration: Permanent contract
Location: JRS UK office, Hurtado Jesuit Centre, London, UK; with regular travel to Heathrow IRC
Salary: £ 30-35k pa; full-time
Pension: Additional 10% of salary of employer’s contribution.
To apply: Send a cover letter and CV to the Director, Sarah Teather (firstname.lastname@example.org) The cover letter should outline why you are applying for the role and how your experience and skills meet the job description and person specification. CVs without cover letters will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: midnight Thursday 6th August 2020
Interviews will likely be held in London on 12th of August.