Unseen UK is a leading organisation in the fight against modern slavery and exploitation, in the UK and beyond. After a recent review of our fundraising and outreach programmes, and armed with a new CRM database, website and brand, we’re ready to step up the fight to tackle these ills at the very heart of our society.
We are looking for a dedicated and creative digital and direct marketing professional, who can lead Unseen’s paid digital outreach programme, deliver high quality direct marketing campaigns and ensure a seamless supporter journey towards regular giving.
The Digital and Direct Marketing Officer (Fundraising) will be an important contributor to the success of our multi-channel fundraising programme, also supporting our communications objectives, building our base of support across the UK and driving forward our messaging and advocacy plans to help end the scourge of modern slavery and exploitation today.
At other organisations, this role may be known as Digital Fundraiser, Online Fundraiser, Individual Giving Officer (Digital), Direct Marketing Lead, Direct Marketing Fundraiser.
We offer a friendly, supportive work environment, generous staff wellbeing and training programme, and flexible hybrid working.
We are open to applicants with the right skills and experience from all backgrounds and sectors. For more information about the role please download our job pack below and please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Thank you for your interest in this vacancy which you can download below. We welcome applications from all sections of the community 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 this area of our workforce.
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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.
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.