Victim Navigator - East Midlands Special Operations Unit (2 Year FTC)
Co-located within Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire
Justice and Care is a charity dedicated to saving lives and breaking the grip of slavery. We support the rescue of victims of slavery and human trafficking, empowering them to rebuild their lives.
We work with the police to pursue and dismantle criminal networks, secure communities at risk from traffickers and spark systematic change.
We are looking for a Victim Navigator, to join us on a full-time, fixed-term contract for two years.
- Salary starting from £35,000 per annum, dependent on experience
- 25 days’ holiday per annum, plus Bank Holidays and birthday leave
- Private healthcare
- Support a ground-breaking charity that is restoring lives
If you are passionate about doing whatever you can to combat modern day slavery and have experience working with vulnerable people, this is the perfect opportunity to make the slavery and human trafficking victims’ recovery that bit easier.
You’ll be playing a critical role in supporting victims of these horrific practices and enabling the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
So, if you want to have a genuine positive impact on some of the most vulnerable people’s lives, then we want you to bring your expertise and enthusiasm to our pilot project.
As a Victim Navigator, you will support a pilot project to help broker and manage contact with victims of slavery and human trafficking.
Specifically, you will test the feasibility and value of adding a Victim Navigator into the East Midlands Special Operations unit working across the East Midlands.
Acting as a bridge between identified victims of slavery and human trafficking and police efforts to bring exploiters to justice, you will help victims across a number of investigations to navigate services and benefits. You will provide them with individualised advice, enabling them to secure the best post-identification support possible.
Additionally, you will learn and share lessons for government and national police strategies, identifying a successful model that could be promoted and replicated. Assisting in assessing the impact of the pilot, you will inform on the improvement of other local, regional, national and international services.
To be considered as a Victim Navigator, you will need:
- Relevant experience working with vulnerable people
- Experience working in a cross-cultural setting
- To be passionate about doing whatever you can to combat modern day slavery
- The ability to prioritise complex and wide-ranging opportunities
- Excellent networking, communication, diplomacy and listening skills
- The ability to work as part of a team
- An adaptable and self-motivated approach
- A degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in social work or legal disciplines
- A full, valid driving licence, access to your own vehicle and a willingness to travel as needed
Experience working with the police and other government agencies would be beneficial to your application, as would a thorough and up-to-date understanding of policy and practice in Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Experience in budget ownership and reporting on KPIs would also be advantageous, as would diverse language skills.
Please note, this role requires candidates who have lived in the UK for at least three years and will demand travel within relevant ‘source countries’.
The closing date for this role is the 2nd January 2022.
Other organisations may call this role Victim Support Officer, Case Worker, Navigator Mentor, Slavery Victims Support Officer, Human Trafficking Support Worker, Slavery Victims Support Worker, or Human Trafficking Support Officer.
Webrecruit and Justice and Care are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
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