work with us

If you are looking for a fulfilling new role, join our team and work with us to eradicate slavery in all its forms. Unseen works with individuals, communities, business, governments, other charities and statutory agencies to stamp out slavery for good. To do that, we need experienced and committed people who share our vision and values

why work at Unseen?

Our people are driven by our values and work together to successfully deliver our strategy. Everyone at Unseen plays a role in tackling modern slavery and exploitation. Once recruited, we aim to support our people to succeed in their roles and grow both personally and professionally.

what we offer

33 days of annual leave (including public holidays), rising to 38 days with length of employment.

Flexible or hybrid working options available.

Enhanced sick leave of up to 60 days.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which offers a complete resource of wellbeing services for employees.

Current vacancies

Thank you for your interest in joining our team.  See our current vacancies below.

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Salary: £26,780 FTE (pro rata 20 hours p/w at £14,282.67)
Contract Type: Permanent Part-time
Location: Hybrid and remote working within the UK. Periodic days in the office in Bristol and Biggleswade (locations subject to change). Right to work in the UK is required.
Closing Date: 1 June 2024

Unseen is working towards a world without slavery. We provide safehouses and support in the community for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery. We also run the Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline and work with individuals, communities, businesses, governments, other charities, and statutory agencies to stamp out slavery for good.

Purpose of the role:

The purpose of the role is to provide administrative expertise for the Helpline and Board Operations across a wide range of functions to support day-to-day service delivery, including:

  • Facilitate elements of HR, Finance, IT, facilities management, and event management.
  • Provide administration support for the Board of Trustees and Trustee sub-committees for their quarterly meetings.
  • Ensure accurate records of Board meetings are maintained for the organisation.
  • Manage communications between board members, executives, and external stakeholders.
  • Act as the point of contact for the Charity Commission.
  • Spearhead development project and initiatives for the Helpline and Board of Trustees.

 

To apply: 

  • Please complete Unseen’s application form for the role which includes a personal statement of 500 words outlining your suitability for the role, some personal details and equal opportunities questions, and;
  • Please send a copy of your CV to [email protected] with reference to the job title.

 

The deadline for applications is the 2nd of June 2024 at midnight.

Interviews will likely be held during the week of the 3rd and/ or 10th of June 2024.

As an organisation focused on equality and diversity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and all backgrounds, including those with a lived experience of modern slavery, those from ethnic minority groups, those with disabilities and those from the LGBTQ+ community.

References from previous employers will only be contacted after a job offer. If there are valid reasons for this not to be possible, please mention this on your application.

Any questions, please contact [email protected].

Salary: £12.41/Hour
Contract Type: Casual Work
Location: Accommodation Services (North Somerset or North Bristol)
Closing Date: 31 December 2025

Purpose of the role:

The Organisation requires casual workers (Bank Staff) because of the fluctuating demands of the business.

The Bank Support Worker (Safehouse Support Worker) will be based at our safehouse accommodations in either North Somerset or North Bristol and the primary purpose will be to provide survivors with high quality support and oversee the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the safe houses in support of the Accommodation Support Officers.

 

To apply: 

  • Please complete Unseen’s application form for the role which includes a personal statement of 500 words outlining your suitability for the role, some personal details and equal opportunities questions, and;
  • Please send a copy of your CV to [email protected] with reference to the job title.

The Vacancy is a permanent advert and as such has no closing date applicants will be reviewed on a monthly basis by the Support Service Managers.

As an organisation focused on equality and diversity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and all backgrounds, including those with a lived experience of modern slavery, those from ethnic minority groups, those with disabilities and those from the LGBTQ+ community.

Any questions, please contact [email protected].

Promoting Inclusion and Diversity

As an organisation focused on equality and diversity, we welcome applications from all
sections of the community we serve including those with lived experience of modern slavery,
those with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and religion, people of colour, those with
disabilities and those from the LGBTQ+ community.

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about us

about us

Our mission is simple: to put an end to slavery for good. We do this by supporting survivors of modern slavery and trafficking and working collaboratively with our partners to put an end to exploitation.

our team

We are proud of the expertise and experience of everyone in our team. We’re working together to put an end to modern slavery and human trafficking in order to bring about positive and transformational change.

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our impact

Since Unseen began in 2008, we’ve supported over 800 survivors of modern slavery through our safehouse and outreach services and identified over 30,000 potential victims through our Helpline.

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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.