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Black Country Women’s Aid
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.
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 Title: Modern Slavery Safehouse Advocate (weekend cover)
Position type: 1 Part-Time position (22.5 hours, Friday-Sunday), based in the West Midlands
Salary: £12,231,41 – £13,951.30 pro rata (£20,849 – £23,252.16 FT equivalent)
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams
Is this you?
We are looking for a highly skilled Modern Slavery Safehouse 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 successful candidate will 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. You will be involved in all aspects of case management including: risk assessment, needs assessment, journey planning, outcomes and case review when supporting clients through their recovery and reflection period. You will also be involved in all aspects of accommodation, including; health and safety, requesting maintenance support, ensuring fire safety etc.
If you are self-driven, conscientious, and 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 Disclosure and Barring Service 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.
As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:
Right to work in the UK
Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally. To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.
We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK. A copy of these will be taken. Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidate’s documents will be destroyed confidentially. You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.
Following your interview, two employment references will be sought. One of these should be your current or most recent employer.
If you have finished full-time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:
• a professional from your centre of study, for instance, a teacher, lecturer or headteacher
• GP or health visitor
• a character reference from a person who knows you
• a civil servant from a government agency
• a bank manager
All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.
BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all the latest Government guidance. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.
Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website. Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.
You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed.
Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.