Modern Slavery Engagement Officer
Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is a progressive charity that specializes in supporting victims of abuse.
Our services include support for both adult and child victims of domestic abuse, stalking, sexual violence, exploitation and modern slavery, as well as women in the criminal justice system.
We offer sensitive and holistic support services which help victims escape from violence, cope with trauma and rebuild their lives.
We place victims' voices at the heart of our work and develop our services in response to need, working with an extensive range of partner organizations to help victims get the right support.
BCWA services span across the Black Country including Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall, with some services covering Birmingham and the wider West Midlands.
We are looking for exceptional candidates to join our growing and successful organisation.
Job title: Modern Slavery Engagement Officer
Positions Available: 1 part time position available.
22.5 hours - flexible across weekdays, evenings and weekends
Contract length: 12 months
Closing date: 5 June 2020
Interviews to be held: Provisional date 9 June 2020 (subject to change)
Please note that interviews will be held on Microsoft Teams.
Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA)'s Modern Slavery Services provide accommodation and community support to victims of modern day slavery and human trafficking across the West Midlands.
Our Modern Slavery Engagement activity works with police, agency partners and communities to improve the identification of and response to victims of modern slavery who are sexually exploited.
The Engagement Officer will support potential victims and victims to assess their needs, inform them of their rights and entitlements, and work with first responding agencies to access the National Referral Mechanism where appropriate.
Where necessary the officer will provide more long-term support and/or casework to victims.
The role will also include extensive partnership work with other agencies, to improve intelligence gathering, engage victims and access support for them, and develop prevention initiatives.
If you would like to apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed details of how to progress your application, including an application form you will need to complete and returned by the 5th June 2020.
CVs will not be accepted.
Important information for all positions
Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting then welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All qualifying 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 in accordance with the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Part 7 (2) (e)
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