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Below you will find listings of vacancies and opportunities with organisations working in combating modern slavery in the West Midlands and beyond. You can also keep up to date with opportunities by following us on Twitter @WestMidsASN.

If you require information in an alternative format please email info[@]westmidlandsantislavery.org. 


Role: Operations Manager
Salary: £30,000 p.a. (£37,500 FTE)

Hours: 30 hours per week
Location:
Hybrid: Working with and from a safe house location in Birmingham, travel throughout the West Midlands and remote working

Fixed term for 12 months. Contract extension subject to further funding. 

Are you passionate about developing trauma informed and person-centred support services?

Do you have experience of managing and co-producing services in an innovative way?
Are you looking for a role with a supportive and enthusiastic team committed to improving the response to survivors of modern slavery in the West Midlands?

The West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network (WMASN) CIC connects the various agencies involved in tackling modern day slavery in the West Midlands and beyond. 
We have developed an effective regional multi agency anti-slavery network to raise awareness, reduce the threat and harm of slavery and rescue and support survivors of slavery in the West Midlands geographical area. We develop strategic partnerships and collaborations with other regional, national and international organisations to tackle modern slavery, including networks, partnerships, agencies and learning establishments.

SafePlace – A Pre-NRM Safe House for Male survivors of modern slavery

The Place of Safety Project (SafePlace) is an independently supported, pre-National Referral safehouse for men who have experienced exploitation, addressing a gap in the sector’s support provision. The project initially focuses on the men’s basic needs such as safety, food, clothing, accommodation, subsistence and access to medical services. The project then considers each individual’s rights and entitlement to support as a survivor of Modern Slavery. Safe Place has Advice and Advocacy coordinators who work with other key organisations to help service users understand what help they should be getting and how they can advocate for themselves in the future. The key principle of the project is informed choice for the service user. Although the project’s support is short and temporary, the long-term impacts for survivors can be significant. Survivors leave Safe Place with a greater understanding of their rights, and with an ability to advocate for them in the future.

Awarded the Marsh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Fight against Modern Slavery for Rebuilding Lives (2021)

We are recruiting an Operations Manager to manage a highly skilled and passionate team delivering care and support to survivors of modern slavery and support the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network in its transition to charitable status and financial sustainability.

This role is an integral part of our SafePlace team, you will line manage a team of skilled and experienced employees as they deliver a high standard of Pre-NRM (National Referral Mechanism) care and support to newly identified male survivors of modern slavery.

The successful applicant will oversee our survivor support operations with a keen eye for quality control, monitoring, and evaluation; and work with the leadership team to develop a sustainable delivery plan for long term implantation of our SafePlace project.

Knowledge of the impact of modern slavery and human trafficking on an individual is essential, as is experience in health, social work or working with vulnerable and/or traumatised adults. A good understanding and awareness of the rights and entitlements (including immigration, housing and benefits legislation) of migrants, trafficked persons, asylum seekers and refugees is essential.


West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network’s organisation values are at the core of all that we do, the successful applicant will be an individual who shares these values with us

We unite
We are accountable
We are kind
The survivor is at the centre of all that we do, 
We do no further harm 
We encourage innovation to drive and affect change.

Employee support:

  • Regular 1-1’s with your line manager

  • Access to clinical supervision with a counsellor to manage workplace stress, vicarious trauma and wellbeing

  • Peer support from the SafePlace and wider team

  • Peer support from the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network in working groups and networking

  • Lone working support from StaySafe including access to the StaySafe team for mental wellbeing support.

  • 29 days holiday plus bank holidays and flexible TOIL arrangements

  • 6% employer pension contribution.

  • Support with your professional development and access to training opportunities

WMASN are committed to inclusive employment practices, and we encourage applications from individuals who have lived experience of the issues our organisation addresses, and applicants from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. We encourage applicants to think creatively about how they can meet the requirements of the person specification if there are essential criteria you do not meet, so please do describe this in your application. We are looking for talented individuals who align with our values and support our mission – there are no barriers to how you demonstrate this. 

An enhanced DBS check will be required.

Operations Manager Job Description

Application Form

Further Information and How to Apply

Alternatively, please contact the recruitment team on 0121 678 8899 or recruitment@bvsc.organd a member of our recruitment team will email a copy of the job description.

Please send all completed application forms to: recruitment@bvsc.org 

Closing Date for Applications – 12 pm - Thursday 12th May 2022

Interview Date – Tuesday 26th May 2022

Please note we are unable to provide an alternative interview date and all successful candidates must be available on the above date.