Independent Modern Slavery Advocate (IMSA)

Hope for Justice Manchester United Kingdom Programmes Hybrid
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Company Description

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Around the world, we are growing a movement of abolitionists who believe freedom is worth the fight. Our team works from more than 30 locations across five continents. If you’re looking to make a difference, this is the place for the you.

Hope for Justice is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We are a global organisation with staff from a wide variety of backgrounds, and ensure through our recruitment processes that we continue to welcome candidates from all walks of life. If you feel that your skills and experience fit one of our advertised roles, and you share our values and mission to end slavery, then we strongly encourage your application regardless of your background.


· Empowering survivors by providing a clear overview of their rights and entitlements in their own language, providing options and choices every step of the way

· Once the survivor understands their rights, providing a detailed assessment (legal and support needs, including an individual risk assessment and safety planning). Anticipating and understanding the barriers victims face and the advocacy needed to overcome barriers

· Ensuring smooth transfer into safe accommodation and into the community, advocating for clear pathways of support for the survivor in accordance with the non-statutory government endorsed Slavery and Trafficking Survivor Care Standards 2018, produced by the Human Trafficking Foundation

· Act as a single point of contact for the survivor and relevant agencies through all processes. Providing a point of trust for the victim and high-quality communication with all relevant agencies

· Ensure “supported” referrals to relevant legal and support agencies - including supported housing; victim/witness support; and immigration, civil compensation, public law and criminal law solicitors

· Where necessary, support attendance at appointments, empowering and advocating for the survivor’s needs and wishes to be heard in all processes, as well as supporting the survivor to negotiate these processes and overcome barriers in processes

· Assist survivors in developing confidence to do things themselves to foster independence

· Ensuring the survivor is well supported as a witness through criminal and civil proceedings and ensuring their voice is heard in these proceedings

· Establishing good working relationships with key agencies and services the survivor routinely interacts with e.g. support workers, social services, GPs and other statutory and non-statutory agencies, to help ensure clients receive coordinated help and support

· Manage a caseload to ensure every client has opportunities to access relevant services appropriate to their individual needs

· General file management and compliance with professional legal ethics, including confidentiality

· Understand and uphold the standards outlined in the Hope for Justice Safeguarding policies, acting with due care and attention to safeguard the wellbeing of anyone that comes into contact with our work and reporting concerns if they do arise.


· Educated to Degree level

· Previous work with vulnerable adults, ideally with a legal or social work background

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Benefits of working at Hope for Justice

Hope for Justice is committed to supporting our staff’s wellbeing and offers competitive salaries and a range of additional benefits to our staff.

At Hope for Justice, our values act as guiding principles for everything we do, and we are committed to upholding our values of honouring and empowering our employees. Hope for Justice are a Living Wage employer, accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

As part of Hope for Justice, you will benefit from an excellent package including:

· 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

· 1 day Marriage Leave

· Enhanced employer pension contributions

· Company sick pay

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Access to our Employee Rewards Platform, providing discounts and offers for well-known retailers

· Free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for staff and their family

· Professional development opportunities

· Professional memberships paid

· Flexible and hybrid working

Salary: £26,000 per annum

Job Type: Full time

Closing date: 4th October 2023

Location: Hybrid working- home based with occasional travel to the Manchester Head Office

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records checks, in line with our Global background checks policy. Hope for Justice participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme, as part of the referencing process we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We would like to inform you that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we regret that we are not able to respond individually to all applicants. Rest assured that all applications are carefully reviewed, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps in the selection process, this is expected to be within 2 weeks from the job application close date. Thank you for your understanding.