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MS-COS Community of Practice Facilitator

2.5 days per week (18.75 hours, 0.5 FTE); 6 months contract
£33,000 per Annum ProRata
Responsible to
Director of MSCOS Community of Practice
Closing date
27 days holiday Pro Rata plus 4% matched pension contribution, Sick leave Scheme

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Helen Bamber Foundation which is currently hosting the Modern Slavery Core Outcome Set Community of Practice, as well as the partners of the wider MSCOS study and Community of Practice project: Kings College London, Survivor Alliance, University of Nottingham Rights Lab and University of East London.  You will also be working with the MSCOS Research Advisory Board, which is comprised of professionals with lived experience of modern slavery/human trafficking.  The Community of Practice is engaged in continuous contact with anti-trafficking stakeholders across all fields of discipline, including survivors and survivor leaders, frontline practitioners, NGOs/civil society organisations, councils, authorities, government departments, academics and other experts whose work directly relates to the Modern Slavery Core Outcome Set. 

The MSCOS Community of Practice is designed to share perspectives and connect anti-trafficking practice across the disciplines and geographical locations, in accordance with the 7 Core Outcomes of the MSCOS (see  MSCOS Community of Practice requires maintenance and upkeep of the MSCOS website and discussion pages and resources; social media updates; regular email and pdf format MSCOS practice updates in a designed format for subscribers and all aspects of facilitation of online expert forums, as well as production of soundclouds and podcasts. 

The MSCOS Community of Practice Facilitator will work alongside the Director of the MSCOS Community of Practice to support them by facilitating, co-ordinating and administrating all aspects of the MSCOS Community of Practice.  This includes overall responsibility for record keeping, data maintenance and monitoring and subscriber management and accounting and payroll for the MSCOS Research Advisory Board. They will be directed, and also contribute to the visual presentation and maintainance of the MSCOS Community of Practice social media and website communications, and the provision of well designed, visual practice updates.  They will communicate effectively  verbally and in writing with stakeholders from all backgrounds to promote wide engagement with the MSCOS project across the anti-trafficking sector.  This includes co-ordination and technological facilitation of online expert forums and recording of podcasts and soundcloud.

This post is suitable for a person with proven experience in facilitation and administration of multi-stakeholder projects, who has experience, or a strong and demonstrable interest in the anti-slavery, anti-trafficking, or other related fields).

Of primary importance are excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills as well as a proven ability to support and deliver communities of practice, learning networks or other professional interest groups.

The post holder will be highly organised and self-motivated as well as being able to adapt to different team settings.  They will be experienced with different group facilitation methods and will be equally confident working within the parameters of task-based instruction and using initiative to create and further develop the work of the MSCOS Community of Practice.  This role would be a good fit for a professional looking for a secondment opportunity or for someone looking to build a profile relating to evidence-based practice and policy making.

The successful candidate will be employed by the Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) which is a stakeholder in the MS-COS project and Community of Practice.   They will be supervised by, and report to, the Director of the MSCOS Community of Practice.

How To apply

Please note that the successful candidate will be offered the job subject to suitable references and an enhanced DBS check. If appointed, you will be required to give your consent to HBF to receive regular updates on your criminal records status throughout your employment. 

Please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter by Friday 29/09/2023 @9 am. Your application should outline your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience that matches the listed responsibilities and person specification to

we will interview on a rolling basis as this post is urgent.  Please allow the standard deadline for applications.

Please state in your cover letter when you would be available to start the role. In setting the salary regard has been had to the NCJ payscales.

Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible following the closure of the role at our offices in central London. For any queries, please contact Rachel Witkin at

 We regret that we can only respond to applicants who make it to the interview stage. No agencies.


Equal Opportunities

The Helen Bamber Foundation and Asylum Aid is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as we are keen to make sure that our staff, trustees, volunteers and ambassadors reflect the communities we serve and the wider community we work in at every level within the organisation. We particularly welcome applications from Minority Ethnicities.

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