UK and Europe Advocacy Manager

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Anti-Slavery International
Closing date: 20 Sep 2021

Exciting opportunity to lead advocacy to end modern slavery in the UK and Europe with Anti-Slavery International, the world’s oldest human rights organisation.

Our vision is freedom from slavery for everyone, everywhere, always. We believe that modern slavery is a contemporary issue of the highest importance, and we are determined to work with others to make sure people can be free from slavery across the world.

This role is critical to the delivery of our five-year strategy, and offers the successful candidate opportunities for creativity and achieving positive impact within a dynamic organisation, through the following areas of responsibility:

Strategic Advocacy Development

• Work with the Head of Influencing and Programmes, the UK and Europe Programme team and key roles across the organisation to support the implementation of Anti-Slavery International’s wider organisation strategy (2020-2025), particularly in the areas of human trafficking and migration in the UK and Europe and other areas as relevant, notably business and human rights and child slavery.

• Lead the implementation of the UK and Europe Programme’s advocacy strategy to reduce human trafficking, push for better protection for those who have been trafficked to or within the UK, and building on our work with individuals with lived experience.

Advocacy, Policy Engagement and Representation

• Representing Anti-Slavery publicly, including at senior levels in government, public meetings, stakeholder meetings, and conferences in the UK and Europe, and the media.

• Building and maintaining links with: decision-makers and policy influencers, including other organisations working on issues of modern slavery and human trafficking in UK and Europe; The legal community and leading Anti-Slavery International’s strategic litigation work as relevant; The donor community in close cooperation with the Fundraising and Communications team.

• Preparing targeted external policy briefs and internal briefings on modern day slavery in the UK and Europe, in particular on human trafficking and the need to involve people with lived experience, and drawing from our projects and research

Team Leadership and Management

• Provide strategic leadership, line management and mentoring for Project Coordinators, Officers and Assistants, the Parliamentary Officer and consultants in the UK and Europe team, ensuring timely, quality implementation of the projects, including reporting to donors and other stakeholders.

Advocacy and Research Project Management

• Oversee the design of new, strategic projects, and extensions to existing projects where relevant, working closely with Anti-Slavery’s fundraising team to explore funding avenues, build and maintain relationships with key donors, and prepare project funding proposals and budgets.

• Oversee the implementation of existing projects currently under the UK and Europe Programme, notably UK anti-trafficking advocacy, research and legal projects.

• Explore opportunities to build on the UK and Europe Team’s growing body of work designed and produced together with individuals with lived experience of modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK and Europe.

• Work closely with Anti-Slavery’s Safeguarding Manager to ensure that our work with individuals with lived experience in particular is conducted in a safe environment and sensitively to their needs, and with our MEL Manager to monitor and evaluate the projects.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience, gained over at least 5 years: Significant experience of working on human rights issues, in particular on modern slavery, human trafficking and/or labour rights and in a UK and/or EU context; Experience of leading strategic advocacy, preferably on relevant human rights issues; Experience of representing an organisation at a high-level and in the media; Experience of leading, managing and mentoring staff; Experience of developing influencing strategies and designing projects; Experience of developing funding proposals and overseeing projects and programme and project budgets; Excellent oral and written communication skills.

We offer excellent terms and conditions, including 30 days’ annual leave, pension contributions, flexible hours, a combination of home and office-based work, and an Employee Assistance Programme.

£38,207 - £42,063 per year

Based in Stockwell, London.

Applications deadline 09.00 Monday 20 September 2021. Interviews will be held in the week of 27 September 2021.

How to apply:

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