Post Detention Project Coordinator-Vacancy

An exciting new opportunity has arisen with Samphire for a Project Coordinator in our Post Detention managing the Lived Experience Steering Group.

Samphire’s vision is for a society which is inclusive and compassionate towards migrants. We seek to improve the lives of people released from immigration detention and experiencing destitution in the UK, and to support the development of well-informed, cohesive and diverse communities in the Dover area and beyond.

Post Detention Project Coordinator – Lived Experience Steering Group

£25,419 – £27,514 per year

Permanent, Full-time


The Post Detention Project Coordinator -Lived Experience Steering Group provides support to people released from immigration detention in UK with the aim of alleviating destitution, improving quality of life and developing integration and confidence. They coordinate expert by experience advocacy including the Post Detention Lived Experience Steering Group

The coordinator will support people who have been released from detention and quasi detention have their voices heard and rights met. Through our freephone helpline they will also advise former detainees on their rights and entitlements, enable them to access essential services and empower them to take action that will improve their lives. Through contributing to Samphire’s policy and advocacy work they will seek to influence the wider debate about migration for the benefit of our client group and society more generally.

For a Job Description & Person Specification and Equal Opportunities Form, please click on the following links:

Post Detention Project Coordinator JD & Person Specification

Equal Opportunities Form

If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments please get in touch.

Please send your CV and cover letter that addresses all points at Person Specification and outlines why you are suited and passionate working towards creating the society which is inclusive and compassionate towards migrants to (subject line: Post Detention Project Coordinator) along with a completed Equality data form.

For further questions, please contact Indre Lechtimiakyte, Legal and Migrant Support Manager on or 01304 242755.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 18th of May 2022. Interviews will be held on the 23rd, 24th, 25th May.
This post is permanent with funding currently secured for two years from the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.