Job Description

Independent Modern Slavery Advocate (IMSA)


Role: Independent Modern Slavery Advocate (IMSA)
Salary: £30,000 p.a.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time)
Hybrid working – Working across the Warwickshire policing area and home working.
36-month contract with the potential to extend by 24 months, subject to ongoing funding

Are you passionate about working collaboratively to deliver a multi-agency response, and person centred support for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking?

Do you have experience of safeguarding and an understanding of the criminal justice process?

Are you looking for a role with a supportive and enthusiastic team committed to improving the response to survivors of modern slavery in Warwickshire?


West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network (WMASN) (Registered Charity No. 1200309) connects the various agencies involved in tackling modern slavery in the West Midlands and beyond. We aim to develop an effective regional multi agency anti-slavery network to raise awareness, reduce the threat and harm of slavery, and rescue and support survivors of slavery in the West Midlands geographical area. Developing strategic partnerships and collaborations with other regional, national, and international organisations to tackle modern slavery, including networks, partnerships, agencies, and learning establishments, is key to the Network achieving its aim.

WMASN has been commissioned to provide an Independent Modern Slavery Advocate (IMSA) capability to work alongside Warwickshire Police and associated statutory and non-statutory partners in improving the identification of, and the response to, adult victims of slavery and human trafficking. This post is currently funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire.


Role Purpose:

The post holder will be responsible for developing a new and innovative role in seeking to improve outcomes for adult victims/survivors of slavery and human trafficking. This will involve building strong working relationships with Warwickshire Police and any associated statutory and third sector partners.

The post holder will develop a referral pathway to their service: will raise awareness and deliver training; will provide tactical advice and support to Warwickshire police; will support and advise partners; and be a facilitator for multi-agency collaborative working, reporting back to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on a quarterly basis.


West Midlands Anti Slavery Network’s organisational values are at the core of all that we do, the successful applicant will be someone who shares these values with us:

We unite
We are accountable
We are kind
The survivor is at the centre of all that we do,
We do no further harm
We encourage innovation to drive and affect change.

Employee benefits

  • 29 days holiday plus bank holidays and flexible TOIL arrangements.
  • 6% employer pension contribution.
  • Hybrid working


Application Process

In order to apply for this role, you should submit your CV and a supporting statement which evidences how your knowledge and experience fit the criteria outlined on the person specification. You should address each point on the person specification in your supporting statement, which should not exceed 1000 words. Applications that do not include a supporting statement will not be considered. Please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Closing Date for Applications – Monday 30th January 2023.
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and may contact you for a short telephone conversation before inviting you for interview.

Interviews will take place w/c 13th February (in person) with a view to the successful applicant starting in post at the beginning of April.

WMASN is committed to inclusive employment practices, and we encourage applications from people who have lived experience of the issues our organisation addresses, and applicants from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. We encourage applicants to think creatively about how they can meet the requirements of the person specification, if there are essential criteria you do not meet, so please do describe this in your application. We are looking for talented individuals who align with our values and support our mission – there are no barriers to how you demonstrate this.


The incumbent will be expected to undergo vetting to a level of NPPV Level 2 (full).

For more information: Independent Modern Slavery Advocate (IMSA) | West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network | | CharityJob