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Area Lead – Anti Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery (Hull / Humberside)

  • Job Title: Area Lead – Anti Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery (Hull / Humberside)
  • Reporting to: Service Manager
  • Direct Reports: Project Support Workers and Volunteers
  • Salary: £23,000-£25,000pa (pro rata)
  • Hours: 21 hours per week (with future potential to become full time)
  • Location: Based in Hull, with regular regional and occasional national travel

Job Summary

The role is part of an exciting new project in Hull, aiming to develop upon our existing work with women who are victims (or potential victims) of modern slavery, human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Humberside and to further enhance our services to women whose lives are affected by violence and abuse within existing and emerging BAMER communities in Hull.

The existing project, funded by the Big Lottery develops skills, knowledge, responses and services to women who are victims (or potential victims) of modern slavery, human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The newer element of the project will aim to develop wider services to support women from BAMER communities affected by violence and abuse most prevalent in those communities including Domestic Abuse, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence and FGM. The project development is based on need, feedback and demand in Hull.

Key Tasks:

  • support and line-manage support workers to provide a high quality front-line service to women affected by Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, ensuring that Ashiana’s values, policies and procedures are embedded into service delivery;
  • receive referrals from relevant agencies and allocate cases to workers appropriately;
  • oversee rota systems and ensure all aspects of the service are adequately covered;
  • ensure good joint working practices are established and maintained with relevant parties.
  • attend partnership meetings and deputise for Service Manager as required;
  • assist the Service Manager to develop new services in line with women’s needs;
  • ensure that service targets are met, and that internal and funder monitoring requirements are achieved.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement Ashiana’s Business Plan and ensure continuous improvement of the service.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders in order to ensure that women are referred to the project
  • Establish and participate in relevant strategic and operational networks
  • To oversee the management of risk within the team, including making decisions about accepting
    women to the project in accordance with Ashiana policies.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with local agencies delivering services for women in
    order to enhance service delivery through signposting opportunities. This will include putting in
    place information sharing arrangements.
  • To represent Ashiana at local, regional and national level and to develop effective inter-agency
  • Responsibility for maintaining standards of services to women in line with Ashiana requirements,
    including the practical implementation of equal opportunities policies.
  • To encourage participation of women in relevant decision-making affecting the running of the
    project in line with the service user involvement practices.
  • Responsibility for supporting and implementing Health and Safety guidelines in relation to
    support workers and women as far as is reasonably practical
  • Responsibility for completing monitoring reports for Ashiana Board and other bodies as
  • Manage the delivery team, ensuring they are working well as a team with a clear understanding
    of strategic goals and the associated tasks relevant to their respective roles.
  • To have overall responsibility for the planning and monitoring of support worker workloads to
    ensure that the team meets targets.
  • Support, direct and supervise project staff, which will include overseeing and monitoring
    performance and contributing to the identification of training needs.
  • To participate in supervision and appraisal procedures and co-ordinate team training and
    development activities
  • To manage and support the projects training and development element, including quality
    assurance of programmes as well as delivery where appropriate
  • To manage and account for the projects finances including monitoring expenditure against
    budgets, banking, petty cash accounting and keeping such financial records as required
  • To work in partnership with Ashiana CEO to develop and deliver sustainability for the project

Other Requirements

  • To take part in any training relevant as determined by your line manager via supervision
  • To work in accordance with Ashiana’s Diversity Policy.
  • To work in accordance with Ashiana’s Health and Safety policy and associated procedures.
  • Undertake any additional tasks as reasonably required as determined by your line manager
  • To travel as required by the role
  • To work within and promote the values and policies and procedures implemented by Ashiana
    and be involved in the development and review of policies and procedures as determined by
    the CEO and Trustees
  • To undertake any duties and responsibilities as determined by Ashiana that may require
    working unsociable hours for example evenings and weekends


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