Lived Experience Advisory Panel Member
Salary: This work will be paid at £300/day or £40/hour
Location: Remote working
Term: Until 31st March 2024
Reports to: Lived Experience Manager with support from the Lived Experience Coordinator
Hours: 2 days per month (with one of these being a virtual meeting of the panel)
Do you have lived experience of modern slavery and want to share your expertise in a professional environment? If so, we want to hear from you! If you have direct experience of modern slavery and are passionate about influencing positive change, we encourage you to apply.
The Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC), part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has an exciting opportunity open to work alongside the Modern Slavery PEC on its Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP). We are looking for up to five members who will play an important part in realising the Centre’s survivor engagement objectives by feeding into all areas of the Centre’s work.
Applicants will have lived experience of modern slavery and an understanding of modern slavery in the UK. Members will be supporting the Lived Experience Team in ensuring that there is meaningful input from survivors, and that survivor voice is at the centre of the Modern Slavery PEC’s work. Individuals that make up the panel will play a crucial role in helping the Modern Slavery PEC understand the experiences and perspectives of those who have been directly impacted by modern slavery and how these expert experiences can enhance the work of the Centre.
As a member of the LEAP you will be involved in supporting healthy survivor engagement and inclusion across the Modern Slavery PEC’s work and develop best practice for engaging with people who have lived experience of modern slavery. Activities will include reviewing and providing feedback on shared documents such as the ‘survivor payment standards toolkit’, being involved in the selection process of commissioned research projects, through to advising on the Modern Slavery PEC’s strategic and operational plans and priorities. As well as LEAP meetings, you will also be asked to attend quarterly meetings of a working group which brings together a number of UK-based survivor support organisations who advise the Modern Slavery PEC in key areas of its work, specifically those that involve engaging with people who have lived experience of modern slavery. You and fellow LEAP members will collaborate across all areas of the Modern Slavery PEC's work.
This work of the panel will mostly be carried out in a remote setting (e.g. working from home). On occasion, members of the LEAP may be required to travel. Travel costs will be agreed in advance. Your location of residence will have no impact on the selection process, as long as you have the right to work in the UK.
Applicants should have lived experience of modern slavery either in the UK or overseas (please note that modern slavery refers to a range of exploitative practices, whilst lived experience refers to the direct personal experiences of these practices). You should also hold the right to work in the UK.
By applying to be a panel member, you are confirming that you are an individual with lived experience of modern slavery, however, the Modern Slavery PEC will not ask any applicants to disclose or prove their lived experience of modern slavery.
Full details, including the role description, person specification and how to apply are available in the application pack below. You can also read the application guidance to help you with your application - read the application guidance here.
Application deadline: 11:55pm on 23 of April 2023.Read the job description