Bank Modern Slavery Outreach Assistant

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.

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: Bank Modern Slavery Outreach Assistant Location: West MidlandsSalary: National Minimum WageClosing date: 21 March 2024All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams Is this you?
Are you looking for a zero-hour contract supporting clients with complex needs?
We are looking for a highly skilled assistant with excellent interpersonal skills and efficient organisational skills.
We are looking for innovative candidates who have experience of working within a needs-led service, working towards contractual requirements and performance targets.

An understanding of the National Referral Mechanism and knowledge of the indicators and components of human trafficking and modern slavery is highly desirable.
This is a great opportunity for a methodical thinker with great attention to detail.

The Role: The Outreach Assistant will assist the wider Modern Slavery Outreach Support Service in their support of potential victims of modern slavery and international human trafficking (male and female victims, including their children)The Outreach Assistant may also provide initial contact and administrative support for the Modern Slavery Support Service., accepting and recording referrals into the service from the Salvation Army and providing initial advice and guidance to agencies, stakeholders and individuals at first contact.
This is a challenging role that requires a timely response to all stakeholders, excellent interpersonal skills and efficient and organised administration.

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

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CVs will not be accepted.

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.
Employment checks
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 UKUnder 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.

  • Location: Sandwell, England
  • Salary: Up to £10.42 per hour
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: 2M Employment Solutions Limited
  • Posted: 23-Feb-2024
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