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Senior Modern Slavery Accommodation Advocate

Let us introduce ourselves…

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and human trafficking.

Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support, and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

All services are client and needs led.

The team:

BCWA Modern Slavery Support Service is a specialist service providing accommodation and community support to victims of modern-day slavery and human trafficking, who have accessed the National referral Mechanism and are supported under the Home Office national contracting arrangements.

BCWA is the lead provider of services covering the West Midlands areas and some of the bordering local authorities.

The service works in partnership with key agencies to assess risk and provide tailored support plans for service users.

BCWA support, as defined by the national contract, is to ensure that victims of modern slavery receive a safe space to live, support including financial and practical assistance, and referrals to partner agencies as necessary.

Job Role

Job Title: Senior Modern Slavery Accommodation Advocate
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), based in the Black Country
Salary: £26,292.96
Closing date: 12 pm on Monday 28th June
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?

We are looking for a highly skilled Senior Modern Slavery Accommodation Advocate with excellent communication skills, compassion, and understanding of the impact of abuse and exploitation.

We are looking for an innovative candidate who has experience of working with adults, who have experienced trauma and abuse.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys problem-solving and developing their leadership skills.

The Role:

The successful candidate will provide day-to-day support to the Deputy Head of Service and to the Head of Service to ensure contract compliance.

You will be working within a challenging yet rewarding environment working across our Modern Slavery Accommodation sites and providing supervision and support to a team of Modern Slavery Advocates.

You are also required to provide a high-quality frontline service to both female and male victims of Modern Slavery (international human trafficking) and their children within the West Midlands area.

If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.

Important information for all positions

Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children, and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.

Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

- The post holder must be female.