The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner is providing funding for 2 years to enable the establishment of an Anti-Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT) Network in South Yorkshire. Therefore, in conjunction with South Yorkshire Police, Snowdrop and City Hearts, Ashiana are seeking a MSHT Partnership and Community Coordinator to be based within the Ashiana Team.
The network will provide opportunity to offer a more joined up approach to informed decision making and action planning regionally, cross regionally and nationally offering better information sharing, services and influence on policies affecting this client group. Experience has shown that to tackle MSHT we need to raise awareness effectively and gather information to know and understand what the true picture is and use this information to empower communities to become resilient against MSHT.
Ashiana, Snowdrop and City Hearts are the main providers of support for Survivors of MSHT in South Yorkshire. Together the organisations offer a wide range of support including accommodation, crisis interventions, support and advocacy within safe houses and on an outreach basis as well as long term move on support. All organisations have extensive experience in the field and are recognised as lead providers and experts in the field both locally and nationally.
With the support of the Network Chair, the post holder will schedule an achievable programme and strategy to accomplish the following outcomes:
- Improved partnership working in South Yorkshire through sharing of good practice leading to better early identification of victims, increased confidence to report, improved investigation and increased prosecutions of MSHT
- Improved care of survivors through defined support pathways
- Increased awareness of front line staff of MSHT and increased confidence in its identification
- Increased community awareness and resilience through partnership awareness raising campaigns and events
- Improved trust and confidence between victims and survivors, public, private and third sectors relating to MSHT
- Communicate issues at key operational and strategic meetings in a range of professional sectors to respond to MSHT
- Gain clearer intelligence of the picture of MSHT by gathering and collating information through a robust data dashboard to feed into sector reports and future initiatives
This post will require someone who is able to work effectively in partnership with key stakeholders to develop further the multi-agency and community model. To provide excellent organisational and coordination skills with a strategic vision and approach.
The post holder will need to be able monitor and evidence the effectiveness of this model to inform future strategy in building resilience into communities.
For an informal chat please call Nicola Lambe, Chief Executive on 0114 2555740.
Ashiana is committed to ensuring our workforce is reflective of our service user population and is therefore committed to increasing representation of staff of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds across all roles and at all levels.
Successful applicants will be required to have a satisfactory enhanced disclosure through the DBS scheme.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19th December 2018 at 5.00pm