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Reference: 85916

Date Added: 13 September 2022
Closing Date: 10 October 2022

Job Title: Rights and Migration Officer

Working For: National Survivor User Network

Location: Internet

Salary: £24,000, four days a week (£30,000 FTE)

Length of Contract: 2 years

Job Details

NSUN is a network of people and grassroots groups with lived experience of mental ill-health, distress and trauma. We work towards the distribution of power and resource in mental health. NSUN is a user-led organisation, and all staff and trustees have lived experience of mental ill-health, distress or trauma.

About the role

As part of our commitment to working towards the redistribution of power and resource in the mental health sector, we want to work in partnership with our members – user-led, grassroots groups – whose experiences and practices lie at the intersection of mental health, racial justice, and migrant justice. We are looking for someone with relevant skills to deliver a rights and migration function within NSUN’s policy team.

This work will have a specific focus on building relationships and working with campaigning groups led by and for people who have ongoing precarious immigration status. It will re-imagine, alongside our members, what equitable policy work might look like in this space.

The work will:

  • interrogate the practices in evidence, policy and funding that may keep these grassroots groups precarious
  • support the emergence of horizontal structures of partnership and solidarity, strengthening the connectivity of our members whose work is by and for racialised groups with lived experience of the migration system.

As a charity which is user led, with a specific focus on centering marginalised voices, we see this work as bridging the gap between mental health and migration policy work, which are often siloed, which leads to the mental health needs of people from racialised communities who have precarious immigration status being side-lined from mainstream mental health policy spaces.

Alongside the Policy Manager, the Migration and Rights Officer will build relationships with grassroots groups working at the intersection of mental health and migrant rights. The work will amplify and connect the grassroots work of user-led and community-based campaigning groups, and will collect, support and publicise system-changing ideas and voices.

Closing Date: 10 October 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews w/c 24th October 2022

Application Details


Website: http://www.nsun.org.uk

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