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Post Detention Coordinator

Job Role:

Post Detention Coordinator

Beyond Detention provide emotional and practical support to people detained at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (YWIRC) and support for approx. 12 months when they have been released on immigration bail and are awaiting leave to remain in the UK.  

We are now looking for a new team member to join our support services to take on the role of Post Detention Coordinator.

You will work closely with our In Detention Coordinator & Activity Coordinator, admin staff and volunteers to provide a high standard of support services, ensuring we are accessible and inclusive to all in order to meet their emotional and practical support needs.  

You will provide support to those in priority need, supervise our one-to-one volunteer befriending & case work service ensuring volunteers are matched with service users for ongoing support; liaise with and refer to specialist organisations; as well as support, train and supervise a team of volunteers who provide the befriending & case work support for your service area.  You’ll also be integral for maintaining a positive working relationship with YWIRC staff and management teams.    

You will ideally be based in our office in the CVS Building in Bedford, and depending on the role will spend part of your time in YWIRC and out in the local community. We welcome applicants from the wider regional area around Bedfordshire as we have a flexible approach to places of work. The role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

You will need to meet the following criteria to apply:

• High levels of emotional intelligence, personal resilience and professional boundaries in the work place.

• Demonstrable interest and/or experience of working in asylum, migration and /or immigration detention sectors in the UK and understanding of issues faced by people in detention and beyond detention.

• Demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable adults with complex wellbeing and social care needs.

• Demonstrable experience of providing advice and guidance to vulnerable adults.

• Strong listening and communication skills, in spoken and written English.

• Excellent organisational skills and ability to work with colleagues to ensure the smooth day to day running of support services.  

• Proven ability to develop and maintain effective administrative and IT systems.

• Proven ability to organise and prioritise own busy workload, using online systems and databases.

• Demonstrable commitment to the principles of equal opportunities.

• Ability to drive, and a full driving license.

We would welcome applicants from people who have lived experience of immigration detention and or those who have personal experience of the immigration system in this country.

To apply please send us a CV and covering letter, providing details and examples of how you meet the criteria detailed in the person specification in the job description and send via email to:

Closing date is 5pm on 2nd June 2023. Interview dates are TBC and may be online or in person.

For an informal discussion on the role or application process before applying please contact Donna-Louise Cobban, CEO via email:

Get In Touch:

Email Address:
Phone Number:
01234 272090
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Beyond Detention is totally independent of the UK government, the Home Office and the management of Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (YWIRC).