Location: UK Flexible
Contract type: Fixed-term to 30th November 2021, with possibility of extension
35 Hours per week
Salary: Between ?22,633 and ?25,908 per annum pro rata, depending on experience (plus Inner London Weighting of ?3,344 if applicable)
Could you play a key role in ensuring that the British Red Cross is proactively responding to human trafficking internationally?
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an individual with expertise in supporting trafficked people to join our team in the role of Anti-Trafficking Officer (International).
The role holder will support the Anti-Trafficking team by providing expert technical, operational and capacity building-support to a number of sister National Societies.
What you’ll be doing
Reporting to the Anti-Trafficking Advisor, you will support the team by providing technical advice and guidance, allowing colleagues to respond to human trafficking internationally.
Working on initiatives for a variety of international locations, you will conduct research to support in-depth context assessments,ensuring that wherever we encounter trafficking, a consistent and appropriate response is provided and the protection response is strengthened.
You will produce guidance and documentation, design and adapt training materials and deliver training to colleagues from different National Societies. In some cases, you will develop prevention materials for migrant and host communities, which highlight potential trafficking risks and which signpost these communities to appropriate sources of advice and support.
You will also monitor policy changes and the external environment and report on the impact on survivors of trafficking.
This role would suit a confident communicator, who would be comfortable engaging with a range of stakeholders at different levels within the British Red Cross and its partner organisations.
Please note that this role is presently home-based due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Once a return to the office is permitted, we anticipate that the role will be based out of a suitable British Red Cross location in the UK. The role will require occasional international travel.
This role might be for you if…
- You have previous experience of working in anti-trafficking roles, ideally gained in various international contexts in the anti-trafficking sector globally
- You have a comprehensive knowledge of the international policy context and legislative frameworks that shape the experience of trafficked people and migrants (an existing understanding of the role of the Red Cross Red Crescent movement would be beneficial)
- You understand and are able to assess the needs of beneficiaries, allowing you to signpost or refer them to appropriate services
- You have experience of working effectively with partner organisations
- You have experience of adapting and designing training materials
- You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; you’re able to build and maintain effective relations and partnerships
- You’re organised; capable of managing a complex workload whilst taking account of competing priorities
- You’re comfortable using a range of IT packages including Microsoft Office
Meet the team…
The Anti-trafficking team is a cross-organisational team working across UK and International directorate. Structurally it is part of the Refugee Support Restoring Family Links directorate.
Growing awareness of human trafficking has drawn the attention among civic society including governments, law enforcement agencies and NGOs for reasons that are complicated by the very nature of trafficking. Human trafficking places people in situations of slavery, debt bondage and exploitation; despite commitment to tackling modern slavery, survivors face multiple barriers in accessing safety, recovery and redress.
The British Red Cross’ response to human trafficking involves all directorates throughout the Red Cross and requires coordination and consolidation.
The British Red Cross is expanding and defining its response to human trafficking and the Officer role within this team i s key to support and develop activities across services at a national and international level..
Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Monday 31st May 2021 with interviews to follow on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th June (via Zoom)
Should you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting vacancy ID 2271
Please note that if we receive a very large volume of applications, we reserve the right to close advertising early. Therefore, it would be advisable to submit your application for this vacancy as early as possible.
What you get in return
As well as a rewarding career with a global charity, you’ll get access to a wide range of benefits, these include:
- 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) – pro rata for fixed-term roles
- Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
- Up to 6% contributory pension
- Flexible working policy
A little bit more about us…
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country – we’re there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination.
Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate d river checks will be completed in line with current policy.
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