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Volunteer role - Drop-in facilitator volunteer (Moving on project) - London

Come join our volunteering team to help change the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society. Ranked 2023 Q3 by Best Companies as the 6th best charity to work for in the UK, Medaille Trust is one of the UK’s leading charities in the fight against modern slavery. Our innovative model is based on three principles: Prevent, Protect and Pursue.  We are one of the UK’s largest providers of survivor services, with ten safehouses and six outreach hubs, staffed round the clock by specialist staff, working with more than 600 men, women and dependent children each year.  We work to raise awareness in the UK and to provide preventive work in source countries. Our Pursue work helps survivors to engage with police and within the legal  system to seek justice and to secure convictions against their perpetrators.

 

We are looking for a Volunteer to help support us with facilitating drop ins and tasks will include:

 

•Providing support, signposting and guidance to clients attending the weekly drop in service

 

•Providing support in a range of practical areas, including but not limited to housing, finances, form filling, accessing other services

 

•Holding supervised one to one sessions with drop in clients

 

•Updating and developing essential admin systems and research signposting options for our drop in clients

 

•Supporting Case Workers and the Local Coordinator with admin tasks as required

 

This role would suit someone who has experience of navigating statutory systems and detailed understanding of the social sector, however this is not essential as it can be learnt and developed within the role.

 

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and have a wide range of experience and motivations. Whatever your reason for deciding to volunteer, we want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and know just how much we value your support.

 

This role requires maturity, and an ability to engage with female adults in a trauma informed way, while working alongside staff members to deliver the service in line with agreed procedures and systems.

 

Volunteers need to:

•Be at least 18 years old

•Be female as this role is restricted for females under the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010

•Be willing to show regular commitment weekly which may involve travelling to different hub locations in London

•Be computer literate and have a good standard of spoken and written English

•Be willing to have an enhanced DBS check

•Have the ability to work in a sensitive and sometimes challenging environment with an awareness of our clients’ vulnerabilities and awareness of confidentiality procedures

•Have knowledge and understanding of human trafficking issues or willingness to learn

•Have an understanding of the importance of professional boundaries in the role

 

To apply please complete an application form and email it to volunteering@medaille-trust.org.uk

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