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We are looking for a highly skilled and passionate individual to support survivors of human trafficking and modern day slavery build hope-filled futures and pathways to independence.
Role start date: Immediate Start
Reporting to: Day 46 Programme Manager, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham. Office based with travel across the region and occasional national travel.
Salary: 3 days pro rata up to £25000 per annum plus pension contributions.
Hours: Part time at 60% (structure of working week can be discussed). Some evening and weekend work required. Further hours may be available based on funding.
Funded by: Reaching Communities England, Big Lottery Fund and Peoples Postcode Lottery
Are you passionate about supporting survivors of trafficking into hope-filled futures? Do you have employability and coaching experience and are able to support individuals in moving forward with their lives? Then this role could be for you!
ABOUT THE SOPHIE HAYES FOUNDATION
We were founded in 2011 by Sophie Hayes a survivor of trafficking and the author of‘Trafficked’. The success of her book shared her experience and funded the launch of the Sophie Hayes Foundation. The mission of the charity continues to be Empowering Survivors of Trafficking to Build Hope Filled Futures.
SURVIVOR SUPPORT: We support survivors of trafficking and modern-day slavery through:
DAY 46 PROGRAMME: Our confidence-building and employability workshops, delivered in safe houses and community venues.
DAY 46 OUTREACH: 1:1 employability coaching enabling access to college education, volunteer placements and work.
DAY 46 Plus: Long term community and leadership development for survivors of trafficking
RESEARCH: We provide credible research on topics related to human trafficking and engage with the academic side of the topic.
ADVOCACY & AWARENESS: We help survivors to tell their story, if they choose to, in any way they feel comfortable with. We use their stories as platforms to create awareness and instigate global social & political change regarding human trafficking.
You can read more about us here.
MORE ABOUT THIS ROLE
The Sophie Hayes Foundation is a recipient of funding from the Big Lottery to expand the Day 46 Programme across 7 cities throughout England to reach over 150 survivors of trafficking with confidence and employability workshops, coaching and placements from 2017-2020.
This is a unique role at a pivotal time for the Sophie Hayes Foundation. The successful candidate will work for our Birmingham based Day 46 Programme Manager to manage and deliver the new Birmingham Outreach service – coaching survivors of trafficking in confidence and employability, helping them access the opportunities that will unlock their futures such as training, education, work experience and volunteering.
This is a role designed for someone who is people focused, has an eye to detail, is a skilled coach, encouraging, insightful, creative, organised and willing to adapt to changing lives of those you are supporting. You will have perseverance and a high level of flexibility, a good dose of empathy, be quick to listen, understand and lead women forward as they navigate a challenging transition in their lives. You will have initiative with an ability to adapt ideas into action, alongside strong partnership skills as you build relationships with referral partners across businesses, social enterprises and colleges in the Midlands area.
BEHAVIOURS AND REQUIREMENTS
Coaching and development: Able to bring the best out of others, committed to individual growth
Stakeholder engagement and partnerships: Able to build strong, effective relationships
Autonomy and initiative: Self-leadership and personal initiative
Drive: You make things happen
Organised: Able to process details, create structure and follow process.
Responsibility: You do what you say you will do and take accountability.
Flexible: Able to mange and support where needed.
Teaching, coaching and training: Experienced in teaching others and bringing out the best in those around you. Curious, insightful and committed to the growth of everyone you work with.
Forming partnerships: Experience in building alignment with partners over a shared agenda. Experience in influencing others for a common goal and managing complex stakeholder relationships.
Case support work: Experienced in supporting vulnerable individuals to overcome challenges, advocating for them, following up and breaking down barriers to progress
Employability: Experienced in employability, helping people access work, training and education, and understanding the commercial workplace is a strong advantage in this role.
INDIVIDUAL CASE WORK
Employability Coaching – focused on identifying strengths, purpose and career planning, in a manner and approach consistent with the Day 46 Programme (focus on identity, hope and empowerment). Provide insight and input into the employability aspects of the Day 46 Programme.
Identifying and matching individuals on placement, training or work shadowing opportunities
Working in collaboration with NGO partner case support workers to support the activation of longer term training plans in a suitable location for the individual.
PARTNERSHIPS CREATION AND MANAGEMENT
Build and maintain relationships with employability and training partners across the Midlands in partnership with the Birmingham Day 46 Programme Manager (and elsewhere in the UK as defined through the programme delivery).
For each participant who experiences the Day 46 case work support, identify at least one suitable placement or training experience that will further their career in the right direction. Continue to review the success of this placement with placement providers, resolving any issues as they emerge and working to continually enhance the experience and outcomes for all parties involved.
With the Birmingham Day 46 Programme Manager, create and maintain training partnerships available for Day 46 graduates around Birmingham, which can be used for matching purposes.
Work in partnership with the awareness team to build collateral that can build our credibility with potential new and current partners
Ensure we comply with our safeguarding principles, policy and procedures
MONITORING, REPORTING AND EVALUATION
Manage Big Lottery KPI’s and People’s Postcode terms of grant related to the Outreach Component of the programme. Collate qualitative and quantitative data and stories for use in the final funding report for Big Lottery
Support monthly trustee reporting and annual reports.
Continually enhance and improve the outreach service based on feedback.
SUPPORTING THE WIDER ORGANISATION
Ensure that there is regular and effective communication between you and the wider team in regards to the overall programme and case work progress.
Ensure excellent recruitment, people development, management and support for outreach and oganisation wide volunteers, unlocking potential and ensuring high quality of delivery and service.
All other duties as assigned.
Please note: We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified indivduals regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
However, this post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
TO APPLY, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR COVERING LETTER AND CV VIA THE CHARITY JOBS WEBSITE BY 5PM FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER. INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE 24TH, 25TH AND 26TH OCTOBER IN BIRMINGHAM SO PLEASE HOLD THESE DATES IN YOUR DIARY.