Administrative and Information Assistant, Part time 2- 3 days/wk (14-21 hours/wk)
About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity to join the award winning human rights charity the Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU). We are looking for someone who is as passionate as us about protecting the rights of survivors of trafficking and slavery.
This is a new role at ATLEU which will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to develop their skills and grow within the organisation. It would suit someone looking to build on and apply great administration experience in a new organisation or someone seeking to develop a career in charity operations and administration. This role presents an excellent opportunity to deepen knowledge and gain experience whilst contributing to ATLEU’s mission and helping to increase the charity’s impact.
The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a small team with a varied workload. The role includes routine, essential duties as well as responding to the needs of a dynamic and growing workplace. You will need to be comfortable working independently and problem-solving in a fast-paced environment. We are seeking someone who is highly organised with has excellent communication, numeracy and data skills. You must have a strong customer focus with the ability to be discreet, maintain confidentiality and demonstrate a commitment to ATLEU’s mission and values.
We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly welcome applicants from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
ATLEU is a young and dynamic national charity providing legal representation to survivors of trafficking and slavery and is the only charity in the UK which provides a dedicated and comprehensive legal advice service to this group. Our mission is to secure safety and justice for survivors of trafficking and slavery.
ATLEU is at the forefront of this vital and fast-moving area of law, bringing high-profile strategic challenges that shape the way the law develops and strengthening the protections for all survivors of trafficking.
Legal advice is an essential component in obtaining the support, safety and redress that survivors need to move forward. ATLEU works intensively with survivors over several years often assisting with multiple matters, helping to regularise their immigration status, obtain identification as a victim of trafficking, access treatment, support and appropriate housing, and claim compensation.
The number of trafficked persons living in the UK today is thought to be in the tens of thousands. In 2019, 10,627 potential victims of modern slavery were identified by the Government, a 52% increase from 2018.
ATLEU advises and trains hundreds of professionals working with survivors of trafficking each year to improve the availability and quality of advice and support for survivors nationally. In some parts of the UK survivors are waiting for 12 months to see a lawyer. The problem is acute in the north of England and in response ATLEU opened its doors in Sheffield to improve access to this essential support which plays a crucial role in fighting trafficking in the UK today.
ATLEU is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the London Legal Support Trust and was awarded both the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award and the Marsh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Fight Against Modern Slavery Legal Award in 2016. In 2019 ATLEU was shortlisted for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award in the access to justice through IT category for ATHUB.org.uk, its online legal information resource for professionals working with survivors of trafficking.
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