Independent Modern Slavery Advocate (IMSA)

Hope for Justice Manchester United Kingdom Programmes Hybrid

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 equity, diversity 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.


Hope for Justice is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic professional to join our UK Advocacy Team as an Independent Modern Slavery Advocate (IMSA), who is able to work directly with survivors, offering legal advocacy and specialist support and advice.

As an Independent Modern Slavery Advocate (IMSA), you will provide advocacy and victim services to survivors of modern slavery in the UK - managing a caseload, conducting assessments and developing pathways for survivors.

Key Result Areas:

  • Progressing caseload from initial assessment to closure, addressing identified needs
  • Building and maintaining partnerships with other organisations (including state and NGO) to create opportunities for survivors of modern slavery
  • Supporting the Reforming Society agenda – providing evidence base for reform; providing advice and training, where necessary, to agencies in the community to improve responses to victims of modern slavery thus creating lasting structural change

This is a UK-based role within our UK Advocacy Team.

For full details of this role please download the attached role profile.


  • Strategic and operational knowledge of modern slavery and broader Human Rights legislation
  • Understanding of the legal rights and obligations of victims of modern slavery – including an understanding of immigration, housing, community care, welfare benefits, public law, civil law (including access to compensation), debts and victim rights in the criminal justice process
  • Advocacy, research and drafting skills
  • Experience of leading interviews using a trauma informed approach
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Previous work with vulnerable adults, ideally with a legal or social work background
  • Enhanced DBS check

Other information

Benefits of working at Hope for Justice

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

Hope for Justice is 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

Role Details

Job type: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: Up to £27,560, dependent on experience

Closing date: 6th June 2024

Applications will be reviewed and interviews held on a rolling basis. The advert may be removed prior to the closing date if the position is filled. If you are interested in this role please ensure to submit your application as soon as possible.

Location: Flexible (UK-based, Hybrid / Remote role - Occasional travel to the Manchester head office will be required)

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 – to view this please click here. 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 their 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. Thank you for your understanding.

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