The Passage, in partnership with Westminster City Council, are piloting the role of modern slavery navigator for the homelessness to navigate through the victim’s journey to support and recovery. The project will capture data in terms of numbers of homeless people who are victims of modern slavery and also the impact of taking a navigator approach to victim support. The project has the initial duration of one year but it is hoped it will have a life well beyond the pilot as the project develops.
The Modern Slavery Navigator will support the Anti-Slavery Coordinator while providing front-line support to victims. The Navigator will take potential victims of modern slavery step-by-step through the victim support process until they are in a safe place (i.e. in the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and/or safe assisted voluntary return). Working closely with homelessness services in Westminster, their work will focus on vulnerable adults safeguarding and safety in pre-NRM, post-NRM and no-NRM situations (i.e. service users who refuse to enter the NRM but are nevertheless victims of modern slavery), while taking on board the risk of re-trafficking and/or further exploitation.
The Navigator will take on the role of advocate ensuring victims have their voice heard and their desired outcomes are attained. The role also involves accessing expert legal advice to challenge poor legal decisions, to access criminal justice systems and to facilitate the victim’s access to services.
The successful candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable people who present with complex support needs in a person-centred and psychologically informed way and will also have excellent knowledge of modern slavery, the Modern Slavery Act, the National Referral Mechanism and the Human Trafficking Foundation Survivor Care Standards.
The Passage strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Benefits include 33 days annual leave including bank holidays, Group Pension Plan, Life Assurance and Cycle to Work Schemes.