Slavery and Trafficking Victim Safeguarding Pathways Co-Ordinator
£30,000 per annum
Full time 37.5 hours per week
One-year fixed term contract (extendable to two pending successful funding application)
The West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network (WMASN) connects the various agencies involved in tackling modern day slavery in the West Midlands and beyond. We aim to develop an effective regional multi agency anti-slavery network to raise awareness, reduce the threat and harm of slavery and rescue and support victims of slavery in the West Midlands geographical area. Developing strategic partnerships and collaborations with other regional, national and international organisations to tackle modern day slavery, including networks, partnerships, agencies and learning establishments is key to the Network achieving its aim.
We are currently recruiting for a new and exciting role: Slavery and Trafficking Victim Safeguarding Pathways Co-Ordinator.
This is a new role that will be pioneering a new and innovative way of coordinating a multi-agency approach to supporting victims of slavery, trafficking and exploitation in the West Midlands. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person, they will be responsible for developing new ways of working and best practise that will lead the way in the UK whilst ensuring the best possible outcomes for victims
The role will require the postholder to take responsibility for the setting up and managing of a new system that will provide West Midlands Police and First Responder Organistions across the West Midlands an identifiable victim care pathway and safeguarding process. It will be based on the multi-agency approach used in Domestic Violence cases (MARAC) for identified potential victims of modern slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the setting up, managing and implementation of a system and process for identified potential victims of exploitation and for the management/coordination of those already identified. The role will also include assessing safeguarding requirements, care and support needs with a multi-agency approach, and monitoring the journey of each survivor of modern slavery accessing support to ensure the best possible outcomes.
The successful candidate will be required to work effectively and cohesively with multiple agencies across the West Midlands and UK in order to set up a success multi-agency approach, potentially they will be required to present on the role, process and outcomes where required. The role includes setting up a database and recording system that compliments the systems in place by West Midlands Police and ensures accurate records are kept.
You will have a good level of knowledge of slavery, trafficking and exploitation and of the relevant legislation and procedures associated with it. You will also recognise the need to have a victim focused approach and have a good knowledge of victim care and support regionally and nationally.
You will also be required take part in any vetting process that is required to enable you to work alongside law enforcement agencies to carry out this role. You will also be required to have a successful enhanced DBS check prior to commencing the role.
Experience of working within the slavery, trafficking and exploitation environment is essential and previous experience of managing multi agency forums is desirable.
Closing Date for Applications – Monday 20 April 2020 (by 10am)
Interview Date – Tuesday 12th May 2020
Please be aware that you if you are successful at the point of short listing any interviews may be done by video conferencing whilst there are still restrictions in relation to Covid 19.
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