Director of Fundraising, Communications and Operations

Salary: £53,542 – £58,171 per annum full-time, pro-rata for part-time (dependent on experience)
Contract Type: Full-time – 40 hours per week (part-time may be considered for the right candidate)
Location: Unseen’s head office in Bristol / flexible
Closing Date: 3 December 2021
Closing Time: 12:00
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Unseen is working towards a world without slavery. We provide safehouses and support in the community for survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery. We also run the UK’s Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline and work with individuals, communities, businesses, governments, other charities and statutory agencies to stamp out modern slavery for good.

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.

As a strong and inspirational leader, you will be responsible for setting the vision and direction for your various teams. You will lead multi-disciplinary fundraising, communications and operations teams, including administrative and HR functions for the organisation.

Your drive and determination will be core in helping the organisation achieve its income generation targets as well as optimising cross-organisational operational frameworks and processes.

Using your significant communications experience you will ensure all of Unseen’s internal and external communications channels and networks are maximised and utilised appropriately to meet the organisation’s goals.  Your leadership style will ensure you strive to get the best out of your teams, and you will have a passion for personal growth and learning as well as a track record in developing others to succeed.

Evidence of working collaboratively with colleagues to deliver challenging and ambitious projects, to time, is essential.

The successful candidate will be passionate about Unseen’s work and able to articulate its values with confidence and professionalism to stakeholders, partners and funders. Full and ongoing training and supervision are provided.

The successful applicant must be able to travel to Unseen’s Head Office in Bristol regularly.

We are looking for someone to start in the first quarter of 2022 (subject to satisfactory references and completion of induction).

Please refer to the job pack for more details.

To apply

To apply, please submit a personal statement (of no more than 3000 words in total) setting out why you think you are suitable for the role (approximately 1500 words) and please specifically answer the following three questions (max 500 words each, 1500 for all three questions).

  1. What experiences, skills, qualities and values would you draw on in the role of Director of Fundraising, Communications and Operations? (500 words max)
  2. Describe a positive strategic development you have taken forward, outlining your contributions to this success and lessons learnt. (max 500 words)
  3. Unseen works with many strategic partners, can you describe where you have used your experience to influence key partners? (max 500 words)

 

The personal statement and answers to the 3 questions combined should be no more than 3000 words.

To make our recruitment process as fair as possible and to reduce bias we will be shortlisting based on your response to these three questions using “blinding” and “chunking” processes, so please make sure that each of your responses to the questions above stand on their own merits and do not rely on information from any other responses you give.

We also ask for you to submit your CV, but will only use this to provide context if you are invited to interview, it will not be used in shortlisting.

 

Please send your application (personal statement and questions as outlined above), your CV, plus an equal opportunities form (available below) to jobs@unseenuk.org

 

Please note: we do not expect you to fill in Unseen’s standard application form for this role, please follow instructions as above. If you have any questions on how to apply please contact jobs@unseenuk.org

 

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.

Any queries, please email jobs@unseenuk.org.

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Director of Fundraising, Communications and Operations

Salary: £53,542 – £58,171 per annum full-time, pro-rata for part-time (dependent on experience)
Contract Type: Full-time – 40 hours per week (part-time may be considered for the right candidate)
Location: Unseen’s head office in Bristol / flexible
Closing Date: 3 December 2021
Closing Time: 12:00
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Unseen is working towards a world without slavery. We provide safehouses and support in the community for survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery. We also run the UK’s Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline and work with individuals, communities, businesses, governments, other charities and statutory agencies to stamp out modern slavery for good.

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.

As a strong and inspirational leader, you will be responsible for setting the vision and direction for your various teams. You will lead multi-disciplinary fundraising, communications and operations teams, including administrative and HR functions for the organisation.

Your drive and determination will be core in helping the organisation achieve its income generation targets as well as optimising cross-organisational operational frameworks and processes.

Using your significant communications experience you will ensure all of Unseen’s internal and external communications channels and networks are maximised and utilised appropriately to meet the organisation’s goals.  Your leadership style will ensure you strive to get the best out of your teams, and you will have a passion for personal growth and learning as well as a track record in developing others to succeed.

Evidence of working collaboratively with colleagues to deliver challenging and ambitious projects, to time, is essential.

The successful candidate will be passionate about Unseen’s work and able to articulate its values with confidence and professionalism to stakeholders, partners and funders. Full and ongoing training and supervision are provided.

The successful applicant must be able to travel to Unseen’s Head Office in Bristol regularly.

We are looking for someone to start in the first quarter of 2022 (subject to satisfactory references and completion of induction).

Please refer to the job pack for more details.

To apply

To apply, please submit a personal statement (of no more than 3000 words in total) setting out why you think you are suitable for the role (approximately 1500 words) and please specifically answer the following three questions (max 500 words each, 1500 for all three questions).

  1. What experiences, skills, qualities and values would you draw on in the role of Director of Fundraising, Communications and Operations? (500 words max)
  2. Describe a positive strategic development you have taken forward, outlining your contributions to this success and lessons learnt. (max 500 words)
  3. Unseen works with many strategic partners, can you describe where you have used your experience to influence key partners? (max 500 words)

 

The personal statement and answers to the 3 questions combined should be no more than 3000 words.

To make our recruitment process as fair as possible and to reduce bias we will be shortlisting based on your response to these three questions using “blinding” and “chunking” processes, so please make sure that each of your responses to the questions above stand on their own merits and do not rely on information from any other responses you give.

We also ask for you to submit your CV, but will only use this to provide context if you are invited to interview, it will not be used in shortlisting.

 

Please send your application (personal statement and questions as outlined above), your CV, plus an equal opportunities form (available below) to jobs@unseenuk.org

 

Please note: we do not expect you to fill in Unseen’s standard application form for this role, please follow instructions as above. If you have any questions on how to apply please contact jobs@unseenuk.org

 

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.

Any queries, please email jobs@unseenuk.org.

information for applicants

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application form

equal
opportunities form

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.