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Would you like to get involved in campaigning against immigration detention? 

Our No Pride In Detention campaign is steered by a group of LGBTQI+ people with lived experience of the UK asylum system. We have been working together for the past year to develop and launch the campaign, and have secured the support of over 4,000 people and 19 organisations for an end to the detention of LGBTQI+ people.  

We are now opening up the group to new members for 2023, so read on to find out how you can get involved. 

Who can join? 

  • Are you LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and/or intersex)? 
  • Have you been through the UK asylum system and/or been held in UK immigration detention, and been granted leave to remain? 
  • Are you passionate about improving our asylum and detention system to help LGBTQI+ people fleeing persecution? 

If your answer to the above questions is yes and you are willing to volunteer your time with us, we would love to hear from you. We especially encourage applications from people who have experienced immigration detention as this is the focus of our current campaign.  

No previous experience of campaigning is needed – your life experience and passion are more important than work history, and our staff will support you to develop any skills you need. 

What will it involve? 

You will help to steer, deliver and evaluate our No Pride In Detention campaign, attending online planning meetings with other group members roughly every other month. You will also have the option to attend other campaign events and activities, but anything beyond the regular meetings is optional. Find out more in the Role Description or check out our Campaigns Advisory Group page for more information on current members and activities. 

What support are we offering? 

This is a voluntary position but we will cover any pre-agreed expenses needed to enable you to take part (e.g. travel, mobile top-ups, childcare). We ask that you tell us what you hope to get out of joining the group so that we can support you to achieve that goal, as well as helping you to develop any knowledge or skills you will need for the role. 

How to apply 

You can apply online or download an application form to complete and email to us. If you need to apply in a different format (e.g. by sending us a video) or if it would prove difficult to complete the form, just let us know and we’ll try to arrange something that works for you. The deadline is Sunday 26 February but we encourage early applications.  

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat with our Campaigns Manager or a current member of the group before applying, please email us to arrange this.