Finance Officer

Salary: £23,690.00 to £25,000 per annum (pro-rated for part-time hours) depending on qualifications and experience.
Contract Type: Permanent Part-time
Location: Unseen’s head office in Bristol (hybrid approach with the option for fully remote if required).
Closing Date: 1 October 2023
Closing Time: 23:59

We are looking to appoint a part time Finance Officer with a focus on finance administration and bookkeeping to support the day-to-day operations and running of the charity. You will join a small, friendly and committed Operations and Finance team working at the centre of a dynamic, ambitious and fast-moving charity. You will be working closely with the Financial Controller,.

We are looking for an adaptable, proactive, and detail oriented individual, with exceptional organisational skills, to take on this multifaceted role. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a proven ability to manage a varied and fluctuating workload, are essential skills for this role. Specific experience of financial administration and fundraising administration, including the use of databases, raising sales invoices and processing purchase invoices is particularly desirable. You will need to demonstrate your ability to fulfil the criteria from the Finance Officer person specification included in the job pack.

We offer a friendly, supportive work environment, generous staff wellbeing and training programme, and flexible hybrid working. There is development opportunity within the role to assist with the management accounts and attend training courses.


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.

To apply:

  • Please complete the application form and equal opportunities form which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
  • Please also submit a covering letter with your application (CVs will not be not accepted).
  • Please return your completed forms and covering letter to [email protected].

Any queries, please email [email protected].

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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.