Survivor Support Co-ordinator | SAMS

Survivor Support Co-ordinator | SAMS

Overview: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking destroys people’s lives. To help survivor’s in their recovery, the Survivor Support Co-ordinator will facilitate community-based support through developing a volunteer support program and helping survivors access support.

Southend Against Modern Slavery (SAMS) Partnership is a charitable organisation held within The Together Free Foundation (CIO). Since it’s emergence in 2018, SAMS has developed an assets-based community partnership with the purpose of working towards a slavery-free Southend-on-Sea. Twenty-five partner organisations (third sector, statutory and law enforcement) have partnered through initiatives relating to awareness-raising, safeguarding, intelligence gathering and survivor care. The Survivor Support Co-ordinator (SSC) will join the SAMS team, comprising an antislavery co-ordinator, community intelligence lead, steering group and partner organisations.

Job Summary: To co-ordinate care for survivors of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT) within the Borough of Southend. Support to be offered to survivors of MSHT who 1) have chosen not to access the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), 2) are leaving the NRM and integrating into the community within the Borough of Southend. The SSC will be a primary point of contact for survivors, who will conduct needs-based assessments. Wrap-around support would be offered through: 1) sign-posting to local partner organisations; and, 2) connecting the survivor with front-line volunteers who will act as befrienders, mentors and practical helpers. The SSC will recruit, train and oversee these volunteers in providing support, as well as overseeing the case-load of support. Due to the project being in its infancy you will have the opportunity to give direction and vision to the work and to work alongside a committed team. Being based within the Southend area and home-working is needed.

10-12 hrs / week
Salary £24-000-£28,000 per annum/ pro rata (40 hrs/week)

To Apply: The closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th January 2021.

A successful candidate will be appointed subject to references and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, age or religion or belief.

More information about this role:

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For an informal conversation or further information, please contact Dan Pratt (Antislavery Co-ordinator) dan@samspartnership.org.uk

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk