The Clewer Initiative 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.
You will be employed by The Clewer Initiative (TCI) as your main employer. You will be seconded for 50% of your time to work with its sister agency, The Anglican Alliance.
We are looking for an experienced individual to join our team who understands the importance of business support and customer service in the context of a social action project against modern slavery situated within the Church of England. This role requires an ability to set up and then maintain office systems for a dynamic project with multiple stakeholders and other participants. These systems will include finance, data analysis, safeguarding, volunteer and general governance support to TCI board and lead officer. There will also be some more basic administrative work coordinating events, assisting individual community mobilisation programmes, in some cases with the lead officer and/or development officer, so that sustainable projects are developed which conform to the national pattern.
TCI is part of the National Church Institutions and systems will be expected to comply with their general governance, in the first instance.
You will be committed to working collaboratively in a small team, be a proactive and creative problem solver and have experience of working with volunteers within a church context. In addition to this, you will need to demonstrate competency and accuracy in working with data systems.
The main responsibilities;
The Clewer Initiative (50%)
Secondment to the Anglican Alliance (50%)
The Anglican Alliance
Please see attached job description for more details of main responsibilities
The ideal candidate should have;
Proven Ability Knowledge and Experience:
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