Unseen is expanding!

Posted by Kate Garbers on the 8th August 2016 in Unseen, Opportunities, News, Jobs

I had a moment the other night when I momentarily panicked! From the inside, and as the Managing Director of Unseen, I know that our recent spate of advertising for new job opportunities is a good thing, a positive indication of the steps we are taking to move forward with our mission to work towards a world without slavery. However, it dawned on me, how may this look to our supporters – would people be concerned by the number of adverts? Would people wonder what was going on? Were people leaving us? What is going on inside the charity many of you support? So I have decided to write this brief update so for those of you who have your finger on the pulse and have observed the recent increase of job adverts across our social media pages!

This is an incredibly exciting time for us at Unseen as we are currently navigating the process of moving Unseen from a charity predominantly focussed in the South West to a larger organisation with a wider, national scope and remit. Change is rarely easy or comfortable but it is proving to be a challenging, invigorating and stimulating time for all involved, trustees, senior management and the wider team and we are excited at the potential of what we believe we can achieve and hey, no-one said working towards a world without slavery would be easy!

As you may be aware we have recently been selected by Polaris, who run the USA National Helpline, and seed funded by Google.org to run the UK’s Modern Slavery Helpline. This project will be based in Bedfordshire and is currently recruiting for Helpline Advisors (Helpline Advisor Jobs)

We are also looking to expand Unseen’s ‘power house’, our back office. We have reached the time when we have to increase our infrastructure to ensure that all the frontline projects we deliver can continue to run successfully, we are also aware that funding core costs is not always what funders and supporters want to do and yet it is vital as it keeps the organisation running effectively. Investing now in this department is a vital step in not only maintaining our existing work but allowing us to build for the future and develop new, systemic approaches and models as we continue to work to tackle modern slavery. In light of this we are about to advertise for a Fundraising Coordinator, a Fundraising Administration Officer and a Finance Officer, so watch this space if you think any of these would float your boat (Fundraising Jobs)

We have also just finished advertising for a support worker for both our Men’s safe house and our Resettlement and Outreach community based support services; again the demand for these services has meant we have had to increase the staffing levels.

So we have a range of exciting employment opportunities either about to be advertised or that are currently open for applications, so take a look (Unseen Jobs) and consider joining us as we continue to work towards a world without slavery. This is indeed an exciting, if not rather busy time!