Head of Modern Slavery Policy Unit
Head of Modern Slavery Policy Unit London, EC4R If you have experience of policy reform, this is an incredible opportunity to bring about positive change on a systematic level and help to banish modern slavery within the UK. About Us Justice and Care is a charity dedicated to saving lives and breaking the grip of slavery. We rescue victims of slavery and human trafficking, empowering them to rebuild their lives. We work with the police to pursue and dismantle criminal networks, secure communities at risk from traffickers and spark systematic change. We’re currently working in partnership with the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), an organisation that puts social justice at the heart of British politics and makes policy recommendations to achieve positive, lasting change. Now, we are looking for a Head of Modern Slavery Policy Unit to lead the Justice and Care and CSJ joint policy unit, which ensures that fighting modern slavery remains a political priority in the UK. The Rewards - Salary of up to £60,000 DOE - Private healthcare - Pension - Support a ground-breaking charity that is restoring lives We bring together the world’s specialists to fight slavery and human trafficking. In the UK, our team includes those who’ve worked in the heart of government, the media, think tanks, the police and within large charities. It’s a dynamic place to work, offering the chance to exchange knowledge and collaborate with an experienced, like-minded team. Our vision is of a world where every captive is free, and every perpetrator is brought to justice. If you believe you can help us to trigger change on a national scale, we want to hear from you. The Role As Head of Modern Slavery Policy Unit, you will oversee the Justice and Care and CSJ joint policy unit, delivering a high-profile policy and advocacy programme to combat modern slavery in the UK. In this important role, you will launch and support initiatives to embed modern slavery into the mainstream political discussion and create a strategy for modern slavery policy implementation, including legal reform and campaigns. Reporting to the CSJ Policy Director and CEOs within both organisations, you will: - Recruit and build a team to support the success of the joint policy unit - Oversee the work of Policy Researchers - Engage with high-level politicians and influencers to ensure modern slavery remains a focal point - Strategically engage with the media to increase coverage of our research, including writing press releases and giving interviews - Write briefs and speeches for parliamentarians - Support fundraising efforts for the unit About You To join us as our Head of Modern Slavery Policy Unit, you will need: - Previous political engagement experience - Excellent knowledge of the modern slavery issue, with experience of working in this field - Experience of implementing policy (and preferably legal) reform - A successful track record of dealing with key influencers from other organisations - Experience of engaging with policy experts Other organisations may call this role Senior Anti-Modern Slavery Advocacy Manager, Head of Policy, Head of Campaigns, Head of Social Justice Campaigns, Senior Policy Advisor, Social Justice Campaign Manager, Senior Campaign & Advocacy Manager or Head of Engagement. Those with experience in Political Engagement, Policy Reform, Legal Reform or combatting Modern Slavery are also encouraged to apply. Webrecruit and Justice and Care are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. So, if you are ready to make a positive, transformational impact as our Head of Modern Slavery Policy Unit, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.