At Detention Forum, we have a dynamic and committed team of volunteers, who help us to engage with our 12,000+ followers on Twitter and many, many more people.

The current team of 7 volunteers come from a range of backgrounds including students, researchers, activists from our member groups, and communications professionals, and we welcome in particular interest from people who have been directly affected by detention.

We are now looking to recruit some new volunteers to join our team. Ideally you will have some experience using Twitter to promote a campaign or message, and you will be committed to our work of challenging the use of immigration detention in the UK. You should have good written communication skills and be curious to find out more about immigration detention.

We would ask successful candidates to commit a few hours during one day each week, both to tweet proactively and to respond to issues on social media – in particular supporting and amplifying the work of our 40+ member organisations.

Training and guidance are offered, and our volunteer team work remotely and occasionally get together to share good practice and ideas.

This is an exciting time to join the Forum with amendments being moved by MPs to bring about changes to immigration detention, and with even more of our members getting involved in diverse ways. We’re reviewing how we campaign in the online arena, not just as a response to the pandemic, and we are excited how using webinars and a wider collection of guest bloggers can help energise our work.

To apply please send us a maximum 400 word statement on why you would like to join our team, and what you think you could offer us. Please also let us know your Twitter handle, so we can see some of your previous tweets

Please send your applications to our project director, Jonathan Ellis: by the end of Tuesday 14th July 2020.