This is an exciting opportunity to join ATLEU, a leading anti-trafficking and human rights charity. We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to take on the newly created role of Policy Manager. Working closely with ATLEU’s Director, this individual will establish a policy unit within ATLEU as part of planned expansion within the organisation to increase the charity’s overall impact and influence.
The Policy Manager will be responsible for leading and developing ATLEU’s policy, research and influencing work. With significant changes to trafficking, modern slavery and immigration law and policy, this is a critical time for survivors of trafficking and labour exploitation in the UK. We are looking for a passionate advocate, with a track-record in policy development with knowledge of and/or a strong interest in trafficking and forced migration, to work closely with, and draw on the experience of, our dedicated anti-trafficking legal team and those with lived experience of the issues that we seek to tackle.
The Policy Manager will be responsible for leading and developing ATLEU’s policy and influencing strategy and will manage and work closely with ATLEU’s new Survivor Participation and Engagement Coordinator. The Participation Coordinator will facilitate survivors of trafficking to use their first-hand experience to improve policy and practice across the anti-trafficking and legal advice sectors and help to ensure that the insights of people with lived experience shape ATLEU’s decisions and work, and that the voices of survivors of trafficking are heard in the external environment.
Our vision is fair and free society in which no one is enslaved or exploited.
Our mission is to secure safety and justice for survivors of trafficking by using and reforming.
Our strategic priorities are:
1. To increase provision of high quality, holistic, legal support to survivors of trafficking most in need
2. To improve protections for survivors of trafficking through strategic litigation, campaigning and lobbying
3. To develop ATLEU as a model of excellence and good practice, and through strong external relationships strengthen the capacity of others to meet trafficked survivors’ needs
4. To invest in ATLEU’s people and build a culture of resilience
5. To diversify ATLEU’s income streams, build capacity and drive efficiency
Our values are integral to who we are, what we do and how we do it.
There is always another way
We are persistent, resourceful and creative in our approach. We do the hard work to make justice accessible. We don’t give up in the fight for fairness and freedom.
We make the time. We listen. We hear
We take the time to really listen to our clients and colleagues. We want to restore autonomy and agency from where it was stolen. We give advice, not tell you what to do. If you fight, we fight. Our clients’ needs come first.
Knowledge is for sharing.
We lead the way in our knowledge and expertise of reforming the law. The strength of our team comes from our willingness to collaborate and share. We put our work before pride and always ask for help. Power of our knowledge comes through sharing it with others to secure justice and reform the law.
Our approach is to create lasting positive change for all survivors of trafficking through:
capacity building, to strengthen the sector’s response to trafficking and slavery, specifically, legal capability training, second-tier advice and sharing legal information and resources
policy, research and campaigns.
We are committed to an anti-racist approach which includes understanding and tackling structural racism. We recognise that race plays a major role in immigration and modern slavery policy and practice and in the way that support and advice services are designed and delivered. We are committed to amplifying the voice of survivors of trafficking and slavery within ATLEU and the wider sector and to working to ensure that people with lived experience are partners in bringing the change needed. We are committed to tackling climate change. Modern slavery actively contributes to environmental harm, whilst environmental degradation is a driver of migration which leaves people at risk of exploitation. These are key themes of our work and we are looking for a candidate who believes in our approach and will live our values
The deadline for applications is 10am on 24 January.
Please see the full application pack for details of what we would like you to include in your cover letter.
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