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Current vacancies with Unseen

Director of Fundraising, Communications and Operations

Salary: £53,542 - £58,171 (pro-rata for P/T staff, pay scale 49-53) dependent on experience
Contract Type: Full-time , 40 hours per week (P/T may be considered for the right candidate)
Location: Bristol/flexible
Closing Date: 3 December 2021

We are looking for a full-time experienced Director to join Unseen’s Senior Leadership Team to oversee our fundraising, communications, and operations activities. We are looking for an experienced leader with a record of accomplishment of working strategically, including experience of liaising at Board level.  This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated strategic thinker to join a fast-paced and ambitious organisation at a time of growth and re-organisation. Closing date: 12 midday, 3 December 2021.

caseworkers (south west)

Salary: Salary: £ 25,244.23 per annum
Contract Type: Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Location: Bristol
Closing Date: 5 November 2021

We are currently recruiting 2 x full-time Caseworkers to deliver services to victims of modern slavery and human trafficking who are being supported through Unseen’s safehouses and outreach service.

Caseworkers are responsible for managing a caseload of clients across Unseen’s services and applicants should have experience of supporting clients with complex needs to access services and support to assist their recovery and transition to independent living.

Accommodation Support Officer

Salary: £18,054.40 per annum
Contract Type: Full-time, 66.5 hours across a 2 week rota. Permanent
Location: North Somerset
Closing Date: 29 October 2021

As our team is expanding, we are currently recruiting a full-time Accommodation Support Officer (ASO) to work at one of Unseen’s safehouses; these are accommodation services for men and women who have been identified as victims of human trafficking and modern slavery.

To find out more about the role click the link below.

Promoting Inclusion and Diversity

We welcome applications from all sections of the community we serve and recognise the value that diversity adds to our work and organisation. We encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce, as well as people with lived experience of slavery and human trafficking.

Proud to be a Mindful Employer

We have made the ongoing commitment to be a certified member of the NHS Mindful Employer Network and are proud to have signed the Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health.

The mental health and wellbeing of our staff is a priority for us at Unseen, and we take seriously our responsibility to be an indiscriminatory employer. All Unseen employees have free access to the Mindful Employer Plus Advice Line, which provides access to trained counsellors for support with any matters that people may be struggling with, in any aspect of their work or personal lives. You can learn more about this and what it means to be a part of the charter at www.mindfulemployer.net.

Justine Currell

As I came to understand more about the issue, including through a visit to an Unseen safehouse, I knew I needed to do more to stop this abuse and exploitation.

For the last five years of my Civil Service career, I was the Modern Slavery Senior Policy Advisor in the Home Office and led on development of the Modern Slavery Act, including the transparency in supply chains provision and business guidance.

I joined Unseen to lead the development of the Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline, and Unseen’s work with businesses. I am regularly called upon to present at national and international conferences and use my experience of working with Ministers to influence other governments internationally to take action to address modern slavery and, in particular, business supply chain issues.

In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, music, reading and travelling.

Andrew Wallis

What ultimately compelled me to act was a report on how people from Eastern Europe were being trafficked through Bristol airport to the USA. Kate Garbers, who went on to be an Unseen Director, and I wrote to all the city councillors, MPs and the Police Chief Constable challenging them on the issue. The challenge came back to us: this city needs safe housing for trafficked women. And so Unseen began.

But we never wanted Unseen to be just about safe housing. We wanted to end slavery once and for all, and that remains our driving focus.

I chaired the working group for the Centre for Social Justice’s landmark report “It Happens Here: Equipping the United Kingdom to Fight Modern Slavery”. This is now acknowledged as the catalyst behind the UK’s Modern Slavery Act of 2015. It was a great honour to be awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours that year. On the other hand, I’ve also been described as “the loveliest disrupter you could ever hope to meet”.

This job has taken me from building flat-pack furniture for safehouses, to working with businesses to address slavery in supply chains, to delivering training, raising awareness and advising governments around the world.

When not at work, I enjoy travelling, spending time with my dog Harley, cooking, supporting Liverpool and Yorkshire CC, music (I’m a former DJ) and endurance events such as the Three Peaks Challenge and Tribe Freedom Runs – which I vow never to do again. Until the next time.