Research Practitioner – Modern Slavery 

Twickenham, London (Greater)
£32,548 per annum
29 May 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Research Practitioner – Modern Slavery 
Location: London 
Reports To: Director, Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery 
School/Service: Arts and Humanities 
Grade: Band H (Support Staff) 
Pay Spine: 30 
Hours: 1.0 FTE (36 per week, 52 weeks per year) 
Salary: £32,548 per annum 
Term: Fixed Term (24 months) 

School/Service Information  

The Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery (CSMS) at St Mary's University is engaged in independent research to provide evidence that informs policy responses to modern slavery and human trafficking both in the UK and internationally. 

The UK government in particular is taking a strong stance on modern slavery and is dedicating significant resources to prevent and pursue this phenomenon, which has been described by Pope Francis as a 'crime against humanity'. While this new determination brings us closer to eradicating slavery, government responses continue to be hampered by key knowledge gaps. 

The Centre is working with government departments and NGOs to identify these gaps, generating empirical evidence to make the response more targeted, and generate better results for those subject to slavery and trafficking. 

Job Purpose 

CSMS is engaged in a collaborative research project with Women at the Well to assess the experiences of Albanian women accessing support services in the UK. We are looking for a practitioner to lead ethnographic research by working alongside staff at Women at the Well, while also working with the academic lead to conduct analysis and identify recommendations. 

In collaboration with the academic research lead, the incumbent will be responsible for shaping the research project, and lead on the ethnographic research. As such, the post involves frontline service provision. As the focus will be on the Albanian community in the UK, applicants must be fluent in Albanian and be experienced in the service sector. 

Disclosure and Barring Service check 

Candidates should note that a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be requested in the event of a position being offered. St Mary's University supports the Disclosure and Barring Service Code of Practice (a copy is available upon request). Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s). More detail is available in the attached policy on the employment of ex-offenders. 

If you want further information about the role and details of how to apply then please click here. 

The closing date for applications is 22 June 2018. 

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 2 July 2018.