TCI is the Church of England’s response to the continuing issue of modern slavery. Following a three year start up period TCI has secured funding to continue and expand its work, both in the UK and (from 2020) internationally.
TCI recognises the link between vulnerability and modern slavery, and the need for resilient communities. Beginning with the belief that these issues need to be tackled at a community level, TCI engages with dioceses and wider faith networks, facilitating and equipping them to raise awareness of modern slavery, identify victims, and provide support and care to the survivors. The community mobilisation process, Hidden Voices, will be the predominant methodology used in this stage of the project. In addition TCI will build a base which will enable churches to routinely and confidently engage with statutory and non statutory partners around modern slavery issues, making a significant and unique contribution. Finally, an aspiration to provide care and support outside the NRM to victims will continue to be a key constituent of TCI’s work, as will a desire to prevent individuals falling into modern slavery. The development of preventative care and work with victims outside the NRM will be a key focus for the next period of TCI.
Over the coming 12-18 months TCI infrastructure will be developed to contain all aspects of work. An expanded work programme will also be delivered. This will be done with the guidance of a board comprised of anti- slavery practitioners and an advisory group of experienced diocesan project leads. The current National Network of TCI will be utilised and developed.
We are looking for an experienced individual to join our team who has been part of the anti-slavery movement, and who also has an understanding of the Church of England. This role requires an ability to set up and then maintain diocesan projects which challenge modern slavery. Parish work will also be necessary, setting up and developing the Hidden Voices community mobilisation programme, in some cases with the lead officer, so that sustainable projects are developed which conform to the national pattern.
A knowledge of Church of England safeguarding procedures is essential as is a wider understanding of the role of statutory safeguarding in the area of vulnerability.
You will be committed to working collaboratively both in a small central team, and with multiple teams within the TCI National Network. You must be committed to reflective learning and be a proactive and creative problem solver. Experience of working with volunteers within a church context is essential.
The post will require regular national travel (2-3 days per week), no more than 15 Saturdays per year and out of hours meetings. You will be required to commit to London based team meetings and to work occasionally from Church House, Westminster.
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