Area Manager - Modern Day Slavery

<p>Thank you for your interest in working for Hestia which offers an opportunity to work for a vibrant and dynamic organisation which has a really important vision &ndash; &ldquo;Empowering People, Changing Lives&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p>

London, UK


<p>Hestia is a vibrant, London wide charity that has supported vulnerable adults and children for over 40 years. We empower people across the community to rebuild their lives, realise their potential and live fulfilling and independent lives.<br /><br />We use our 45 years of experience to support 9,000 adults and children across London. We try to help anyone who needs us, whatever their circumstances helping survivors of Domestic Abuse and their families to rebuild their lives, creating a stronger future for themselves in a safe and healthy environment.<br /><br />Contact Us: Tel: +44 (0)20 7378 3119<br /><br /></p>

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Grade: 49-50

£44,172 rising to £45,048 per annum after 1 year

Overview: <p>Want to tackle the growing issue of modern slavery?</p> <p>Hestia is the largest provider of accommodation and outreach support to survivors of Human Trafficking/ Modern Slavery in London.</p> <p>We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead our Modern Slavery Response Team promoting best practice in support for survivors, manage our lead supplier contract and work in partnership with our communications team to ensure that Modern Slavery remains firmly on the agenda of our partners and external agencies .</p> <p>You will have experience of delivering trauma informed care, have an in depth knowledge of Modern Slavery and be able to lead managers in delivering excellent accommodation and outreach services.</p> <p>Hestia is committed to assisting individuals to recover from the effects of trafficking and supporting survivors on their journey through the National Referral Mechanism recovery and reflection period. This service supports Men, Women &amp; Families.</p> <p>This newly created role is a genuine exciting opportunity to lead a rapidly expanding team, work in a fast moving vibrant organisation, tackling the growing issue of modern slavery that effects men, women and children.</p> <p>This is a great chance to ensure that modern slavery stays on the political agenda and be part of the solution to the victims of trafficking.</p> <p>We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>To be a positive member of Hestia&rsquo;s senior operations team, ensuring effective delivery and contribution to Hestia&rsquo;s organisational strategy.</li> <li>To contribute to the development of Hestia&rsquo;s strategic objectives and organisational annual planning processes.</li> <li>Developing an Area Plan for the service that links to Hestia&rsquo;s organisational aims and values, ensuring that this is delivered effectively across services.</li> <li>To identify and implement opportunities to improve service delivery in line with achieving required outcomes by developing a SMART annual, integrated business plan for the Service.</li> <li>To ensure services use Hestia&rsquo;s policies, procedures and processes to achieve objectives and to contribute to the continuous improvement of these.</li> <li>To work with the New Business and Development Team to identify new business opportunities, inform Hestia&rsquo;s tender submissions and bring new services into management through careful implementation planning and processes in consultation with the Regional Director of Operations to address capacity.</li> <li>To develop professional partnerships with other voluntary and statutory sector providers to inform better practice and develop a collaborative approach to service planning and delivery for a wide range of service users.</li> <li>To ensure that services meet their contractual and legal obligations through an effective programme of scheme audits, and that satisfactory health and safety systems are in place. To act as a bridge between Hestia&rsquo;s operational work with victims of Modern Slavery and external opportunities which emerge from the policy and partnership environment.</li> <li>Identifying, building and nurturing high-level, strategic relationships with donors, NGOs and decision makers, building a short/medium/long term pipeline of income opportunities</li> <li>Making the case for investment in work to support survivors of Modern Slavery, which will include delivery against income targets</li> <li>To identify potential funders and supporters, and with Fundraising colleagues, implement an approach and cultivation strategy aimed at securing investment in our Modern Slavery work</li> <li>Work closely with colleagues on the creation and delivery of research to influence local and central government and key agencies</li> <li>Key speeches at high profile events</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Demonstrable knowledge of the issues and current challenges of combating Modern Slavery in London and the wider United Kingdom</li> <li>Demonstrable experience of managing complex services.</li> <li>Experience of managing local project and service managers.</li> <li>Demonstrable experience of managing the development and delivery of care, housing, support, advocacy, health or community engagement services</li> <li>Demonstrable experience of working with both male and female victims of abuse, with an understanding of the impact of sexual, physical and mental coercion and control</li> <li>An understanding of the strategic environment in which modern slavery and support services are being delivered and the implications for the organisation</li> <li>Demonstrable experience of contract management and the management of complex budgets.</li> <li>Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of communication with the Media and presenting to a wider audience</li> <li>An understanding of the legislation and good practice underpinning the robust delivery of modern day slavery, health, support and community engagement services.</li> <li>Working knowledge of the legal framework and best practice for the protection of vulnerable adults and children</li> <li>An understanding of the importance of an outcomes focused approach to the development and delivery of care, support and preventative services</li> <li>Excellent oral, written, administration and IT communication skills</li> </ul> <br /><br /> <p>If you have any convictions/cautions, this does not mean you cannot apply for any of our roles, however we do require a DBS for all positions. We will ensure that any positive disclosures on DBS records are discussed with candidates and fairly assessed by an internal panel.</p>