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Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Around the world, we are growing a movement of abolitionists who believe freedom is worth the fight. Our team works from more than 30 locations across five continents. If you’re looking to make a difference, this is the place for the you.

Community Engagement Specialist (East Midlands)

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society – do you share our passion to live in a world free from slavery?

Hope for Justice is seeking a multilingual Community Engagement Specialist, to be based in the East Midlands, to work with at-risk communities, law enforcement and business to develop an effective community-based approach to address modern day slavery, while developing effective networks and building trust with victims to help them escape their traffickers.

This role requires someone with fluency in English and either Bulgarian or one or more other Balkan languages, alongside other specific skills.

The role will depend on using local and cultural knowledge and language skills to engage effectively with potential victims and with key stakeholders in these communities.

The ideal candidate will have fantastic communication skills and well-developed emotional intelligence. They will be a confident self-starter, able to work unsupervised and with an understanding of the sensitivities and discretion required when working with vulnerable people.

This is an outstanding opportunity for anyone seeking to develop skills in community-based work while making a profound difference to the lives of people trapped in modern slavery.

Change lives
End slavery

Location: Leicester, UK. *Please note that with the current Covid 19 restrictions, there will be a requirement to initially work from home for office and administration activities, though office space and meeting facilities are available through partners *

Full-time

Closing date: Sunday October 11th, 2020

To apply: Email your covering letter, resume and completed Application Form to applications.uk@hopeforjustice.org

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

HR Adviser (UK)

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society – do you share our passion to live in a world free from slavery?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, highly organised and solution-focused HR professional to join our growing HR team, to support with the delivery of high quality and efficient HR functions across the organisation.

Our HR Team delivers a range of HR services, covering the full employee life cycle. We are looking for an experienced HR professional who has had exposure to the full generalist remit, with comprehensive experience of recruitment, managing ER cases, supporting employee wellbeing and development, as well as assisting to drive forward key HR projects.

The role requires a person with good all-round generalist HR experience and proven experience advising, guiding and supporting line managers across multiple locations.

For full details about this exciting position, see the Role Profile below. 

Change lives
End slavery

Location: This position will be home-based initially, until Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Thereafter, it will be based at head office in central Manchester.

Full-time

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package

Closing date: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Note: Early applications are welcomed, as preliminary interviews may be conducted throughout the process

To apply: Email your covering letter, CV and completed Application Form to applications.uk@hopeforjustice.org

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

Communications Officer (Fixed-term – Maternity Cover)

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society – do you share our passion to live in a world free from slavery?

Hope for Justice is recruiting for a Communications Officer on a fixed-term (until October 2021) and part-time basis.

The successful candidate will be an excellent writer and storyteller, able to use social media, news releases and printed materials to engage new and existing supporters with our work.

You will use your exceptional English language skills, media savvy and knowledge of marketing channels to inspire our donor base and raise awareness of the issue of modern slavery.

Working alongside our busy and growing Global Communications team, who are experienced in graphic design, copywriting, creative marketing, video production and web development, you will turn statistics, news and updates into engaging and emotionally impactful stories, social media posts, fundraising appeals and reports. You will also help with media enquiries and in proactively securing positive coverage of our charity’s work in the media.

We are looking for someone with at least three years of experience in communications or a related sector with creative writing at its heart. Someone with voluntary or professional experience with a charity or other fundraising-driven non-profit organisation or social enterprise would be especially desirable.

Change lives
End slavery

Location: This position will be home-based initially, until Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Thereafter, it will be based at head office in central Manchester.

Part-time (3 days a week, flexible working patterns considered). Fixed term until October 2021.

Closing date: Sunday October 18th, 2020

To apply: Email your covering letter, resume and completed Application Form to applications.uk@hopeforjustice.org

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

Programme Development Specialist

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society – do you share our passion to live in a world free from slavery?

Hope for Justice is seeking an exceptional candidate with at least five years’ hands-on experience developing programmes in the Global South to join our team as Programme Development Specialist.

The core of this role is the development of innovative projects and programmes, working collaboratively with survivors and partner organisations to conceptualise new ways of working based on the best available evidence about what works. The role will also involve taking our established body of mature programming and seeing how it can be contextualised and applied in new communities and geographies.

The role involves working alongside those responsible for securing funding for our projects, ensuring we are developing great, survivor-centred programmes that are also highly fundable. It will also give technical input and strategic input into the overall direction of travel for Hope for Justice’s programming as we seek to bring an end to modern slavery.

The successful candidate will have experience of the anti-trafficking sector and a relevant qualification in project/programme management. The role will suit someone with a proven expertise in relationship-building, facilitation of workshops and working groups, critical thinking, and a fundamentally ‘hands-on’ attitude.

This role is truly flexible – it can be based out of any of Hope for Justice’s main offices in Europe (UK/Norway) or Africa (Ethiopia/Uganda). We welcome applications from candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds and with lived experience of modern slavery. For full details about this exciting position and the full list of essential skills and experience, see the Role Profile below. 

Change lives
End slavery

Location: This position will be home-based initially, until Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Thereafter, it will be based at one of Hope for Justice’s main offices in Europe or Africa.

Full-time

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package

Closing date: Monday 5th October 2020

To apply: Email your covering letter, CV and completed Application Form to applications.uk@hopeforjustice.org

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society – do you share our passion to live in a world free from slavery?

Hope for Justice is seeking an experienced MEL Manager to join the team, based in Manchester.

The MEL Manager is responsible for leading monitoring, evaluation and learning activities and processes for all global programmes. As well as developing and overseeing research activities, usually in conjunction with external research bodies, which enable to Hope for Justice to generate and share learning and good practice.

To succeed in this role you will need to have post graduate qualifications in related fields, as well as significant experience in learning evaluation, program evaluation, and monitoring & evaluation in a diverse field. Alongside this, and an ability to explain MEL concepts and terminology, you will have a breadth of experience from project concept development to strategic planning and project management within the fields of child protection and human trafficking/exploitation.

Another key skill needed for the role is the ability to design and manage monitoring systems including data collection (methods and tools), storage and analysis which promotes learning. As well as experience of carrying out monitoring and evaluation of programming, using these systems, in both the global North and global South.

In order to successfully lead MEL at Hope for Justice, you will also need to have detailed contextual understanding of holistic modern slavery programming, covering prevention, rescue, restore and reform practice areas.

This is a key role for Hope for Justice and we would welcome applications from candidates with diverse cultural knowledge and experience. For full details about this exciting position and the full list of essential skills and experience, see the Role Profile below.

Change lives
End slavery

Location: This position will be home-based initially, until Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Thereafter, it will be based at head office in central Manchester.

Full-time

Salary: £38,600 to £40,600

Closing date: Wednesday 7th October 2020

To apply: Email your covering letter, CV and completed Application Form to applications.uk@hopeforjustice.org

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

Lead Community Engagement Specialist (East Midlands)

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society – do you share our passion to live in a world free from slavery?

We are seeking a resourceful, multilingual and inspirational Lead Community Engagement Specialist to oversee our team focusing on outreach, awareness and intelligence-gathering in the East Midlands region.

The successful candidate will have a key role in pioneering our programmes in Leicester and the surrounding area, working closely with partners, community service providers and most importantly with potential victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. The role requires someone able to build networks and relationships of trust.

You will lead a team of Community Engagement Specialists that is expected to grow quickly, so you will need to have experience of leading and managing teams, delivering presentations, working as part of multiple-agency teams, supporting vulnerable people and what it means to take a trauma-informed approach to this work.

This is an exciting and important new role that will truly transform lives for people trapped in exploitative and brutal conditions.

The role requires cultural knowledge of at-risk communities in the East Midlands region as well as fluency in English and Punjabi, Gujrati and/or Hindi.

For full details about this exciting position and the full list of essential skills and experience, see the Role Profile below.

Change lives
End slavery

Location: Leicester, UK. *Please note that with the current Covid 19 restrictions, there will be a requirement to initially work from home for office and administration activities. Office space and meeting facilities are available through partners.*

Full-time

Closing date: Sunday 11th October 2020

To apply: Email your covering letter, CV and completed Application Form to applications.uk@hopeforjustice.org

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

Head of Events

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society – do you share our passion to live in a world free from slavery?

Hope for Justice is seeking an exceptional candidate to join us as Head of Events, to design, deliver and lead on world-class in-person and virtual events.

Hands-on experience of events management is a must, as is an ability to demonstrate evidence of a process of continuous improvement in events management.

The Head of Events needs to think strategically and long-term about the events we deliver and the formats of those events, engaging colleagues from across different teams. You must understand the specialist requirements of fundraising events in particular and have a record of innovation and successful project management.

This is a results-driven role so you must be flexible and organized in your approach, able to deliver under time pressure and to targets. You will have budget-holding responsibility and be expected to produce reports for Hope for Justice’s Executive team and Board.

Change lives
End slavery

Location: Nashville, Tennessee, US

Full-time

Closing date: Thursday October 15th, 2020

To apply: Email your covering letter, resume and completed Application Form to applications.uk@hopeforjustice.org

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

Volunteering with Hope for Justice

Help us to change lives and end slavery!

Do you want to be part of something incredible? At Hope for Justice, we’re proud to work with a community of amazing volunteers – and we’d love you to join us!

Volunteers are the heartbeat of our movement to end slavery. By joining the team at Hope for Justice (wherever you are in the world) you can be part of making huge change happen in virtually every continent. Under the UK Government Furlough scheme people are allowed to volunteer their time. Take a look at some of our current volunteering opportunities below – whatever you do, you’ll be helping to bring fresh hope and the promise of a new start to thousands of men, women and children.

  • UK Fundraising & Partnerships (Internet research support for our Trust and Grants team / Supporter communications via email & phone / Research into global/institutional donors)
  • US Fundraising & Partnerships (Internet research support for our Trust and Grants team / Supporter communications  via email & phone)
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  • Business skills (Project management / Business analysis / Continuity planning)
  • General administration
  • Internal communications
  • Film and Media (Copywriting, video editing, graphic design)
  • Research; policies, COVID-19 impact on human trafficking, support for victims of modern slavery
  • Supply chain management
  • Marketing

If you feel you have skills to offer which aren’t listed we still love to hear from you – just get in touch via the online application link below. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll be working with like-minded people, developing excellent skills and gaining valuable experience. You’ll also be joining a global network committed to one thing: living in a world free from slavery.

What our volunteers say:

“Undoubtedly the best thing about volunteering for Hope for Justice is the tremendous support and positive feedback that everyone who works at Hope for Justice gives to us volunteers” – Andrew, Hope for Justice Volunteer

To apply for any of these volunteering roles simply complete the short online application and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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