Do you want to

  • build relationships with people who have personal experience of immigration and asylum
  • support people to organise and campaign about immigration injustices
  • work within a committed team who will support you all the way

You could be our new Community Organiser!

Job TitleCommunity Organiser
Reports toSenior Policy Officer
Grade/SalaryStarting £23,541
Hours35 per week (flexitime)
ContractFixed-term 3 years

If you have direct experience of immigration or asylum, we particularly want you to apply. We’re committed to support you to develop in this role and if you want to talk for a chat before you decide to apply, please get in touch with Senior Policy Officer – we want to hear from you.

We are looking for someone to join us as our Community Organiser, so we can build deeper relationships with the many people who currently access our legal and support services.

We want to make sure people with lived experience are at the heart of our work fighting the injustices of the immigration and asylum system.

So, our Community Organiser will help create more opportunities for people to come together, to share experiences and to organise to change things for the better.

At GMIAU we currently have one peer-support group – the All4One youth group which is re-establishing itself after the pandemic – and our Community Organiser will support that group’s campaigning work. The post will also develop new opportunities for adults to meet and campaign.

Why we need our Community Organiser

This is a new post for us! It’s a great opportunity for someone with a strong sense of social justice and with experience of supporting people to create positive change in their community.

You’ll work with our Senior Policy Officer (Amanda Shah) and the rest of the team to make sure that at GMIAU:

  1. Our work to change immigration control is anchored in the lived experiences of people in the North West
  2. We create a wide range of opportunities for people with direct experience of immigration control to build leadership and create positive changes
  3. People are supported to bring their experiences of immigration control in the North West to GMIAU’s partnership work (with IPPR and Praxis) to create positive national-level changes

Applications close at 12 noon on Friday 7th January 2022. Interviews will be held on the 18th and 19th of January 2022 at the GMIAU offices in Crumpsall. Please read the documents below before applying.

Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

To apply, please send the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to We will acknowledge safe receipt of all applications. If you do not receive this from us it is your responsibility to contact us.

You can also return the forms by post to Applications, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, 1 Delaunays Road, Crumpsall Green, Manchester M8 4QS.

We welcome informal discussions to help you decide whether you want to apply.