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Modern Slavery PEC Advisory Group Member - invitation for Expressions of Interest

The Modern Slavery PEC’s Advisory Group consists of members with extensive experience relevant to the work of the Modern Slavery PEC. The group exists to act as a critical friend to the Centre Director and the Centre as a whole. Members are asked to give advice and guidance on a number of important matters which are fundamental to the delivery of the Modern Slavery PEC’s objectives. The Advisory Group’s advice is not binding, but the Centre is expected to take it into account and report back to the AHRC/UKRI regarding how it has done so.

We invite expressions of interest for membership on the group following the successful completion of the first term by our initial Advisory Group. The membership term is 18 months.

This invitation is open to individuals at a senior level with substantial demonstrable expertise in work related to modern slavery, of working with multiple stakeholders and of providing strategic advice at an organisational or sector level.

We are seeking to appoint a maximum of 12 members, with representation from the research community; relevant business, policy or other organisations relevant to Modern Slavery; civil society; as well as from the public policy community.

The main responsibilities of Advisory Group members are to advise the Centre on:

  • its vision, Strategic and Operational Plans
  • on the overall shape, coverage and development of the Centre’s research and policy impact programme
  • on the effectiveness of the Centre’s links and relationships with the PEC’s wider stakeholders
  • the coherence, scope and alignment of the Centre’s funding calls
  • advise on the risks or issues which may significantly affect delivery.

These responsibilities will be undertaken through quarterly meetings of up to two hours, with additional time required for the reading of papers, with potential ad hoc working groups on particular matters, on which the Centre is in need of advice.

The Modern Slavery PEC is committed to being inclusive and diverse, and particularly encourages expressions of interest from women, people with disabilities, black, Asian and minority ethnic applicants, LGBT+ applicants and other minorities. The Centre would especially welcome expressions of interest from those who have lived experience or who have been directly affected by modern slavery. The Centre is committed to being a values-based organisation and has integrated equity and survivor-involvement into its strategic delivery plan. In the spirit of our values, we therefore commit to proactively challenge bias and offer a fair and equitable process in relation to all of our appointments.

To express an interest in becoming a member of the Advisory Group, please submit a short covering letter setting out your reasons for expressing an interest, how you meet the membership requirements and what specific qualities and experience you will bring to the Group. Please submit your expression of interest by Sunday 13 June 2021 by email to office@modernslaverypec.org.

Informal enquiries about the role of a member of the Advisory Group may be addressed to director@modernslaverypec.org.

Read the full expression of interest pack