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Director of Finance & Human Resources Appointment Brief FEBRUARY 2018


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The Freedom Fund is a leader in the global movement to end modern slavery. Contents 1

Overview

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Our Values

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What is Modern Slavery?

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What We Do

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About the Role

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Responsibilities

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Qualifications and Experience

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Personal Attributes

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How to Apply


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Overview We identify and invest in the most effective frontline efforts to eradicate modern slavery in the countries and sectors where it is most prevalent. Partnering with visionary investors, governments, anti-slavery organizations and those at risk of exploitation, we tackle the systems that allow slavery to persist and thrive. Working together, we protect vulnerable populations, liberate and reintegrate those enslaved and prosecute those responsible.

Vision

The Freedom Fund has programs in northern India, southern India, Ethiopia, Thailand, southeastern Nepal and central Nepal. We currently support and fund some 100 organizations in these regions, the vast majority of which are frontline, community-based NGOs. We also work to influence global policy by commissioning and sharing research and amplifying the voices of our partners.

• We generate private funding by demonstrating how effective interventions can protect those at risk of being enslaved and free those in slavery.

Our vision is a world free of slavery. Mission Our mission is to mobilize the knowledge, capital and will needed to end slavery.

• We invest in those countries and sectors with the greatest incidence of slavery. • We analyse which interventions work best, and we share that knowledge. • We bring together a community of activists committed to ending slavery and empowered by the knowledge of how best to do so.


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Our Values EXCELLENCE *** • We seek the greatest possible impact with the funds we invest. • We invest in the most effective interventions based on the best available evidence.

AGILITY *** • We think creatively. • We respond quickly to opportunities. • We learn from our mistakes and adapt. • We oppose unnecessary bureaucracy.

• We continually strive to do better. • We pay attention to detail.

COURAGE ***

RESPECT ***

• We work in places and on issues where success may not be quick or easy.

• We value the knowledge of those most directly affected by slavery.

• We are not afraid to take calculated risks.

• We acknowledge those who have gone before us and who work alongside us.

• We speak clearly and plainly.

• We share credit when we meet with success and support each other when challenges arise.

• We are inspired by those on the frontlines of the fight against slavery.

• We never forget that donors trust us to make a real differences with their funds.


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What is Modern Slavery? Modern slavery takes many forms and is known by many names. It entraps men, women and children forced to work long days in dangerous and punishing conditions. No matter what it is called, victims of modern slavery have their freedom denied. They are used, controlled and exploited by another for commercial or personal gain. It is a crime that damages the wider health of our communities and economies and is a symptom of greater societal failures. Ending slavery not only extinguishes an injustice, but also enables people to freely contribute to their community, creating greater prosperity.


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Common forms of slavery: Forced labour Around the world, men, women and children are forced against their will under the threat of penalty or violence.

Bonded labour In fields, factories and households, people are indebted, often through deception, and forced to work to repay a “loan� under exploitative and unlawful conditions (sometimes carrying over generations.).

Sex slavery Over 4.5 million women, men and children are imprisoned by force or deception into slavery for the purposes of sexual exploitations.

Forced marriage Globally, girls and young women are forced into marriage against their will, usually in exchange for money.


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What We Do 1. Work on the frontlines: We partner with frontline organisations to directly combat slavery in defined regions where it is highly concentrated. We do this by setting up “hotspot” projects – clusters of the most effective community-based organisations in these regions. Partnering with these organisations in some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities is difficult, demanding and time intensive, but it is also one of the most effective ways to achieve large scale and sustainable impact.

2. Drive systemic change: We tackle the underlying systems that allow slavery to persist. We do this in our hotspots, engaging the government, private sector, media, social movements and other key drivers of change. We also do it through our Global Initiatives, by catalysing action on selected issues and industries that have a direct link to our hotspots.

3. Strengthen the anti-slavery infrastructure globally: We empower the anti-slavery movement, with our Movement Building Initiatives providing platforms, tools and knowledge for organisations to connect and work together more effectively.

4. Raise new capital: We bring new funding and innovative investors into the anti-slavery space, with the goal of mobilising the capital needed to work on the frontlines, drive systemic change and strengthen the anti-slavery infrastructure globally.


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Job Title

Reporting to

Benefits

Director of Finance & Human Resources

CEO

10% noncontributory pension scheme | 25 days holiday per year, plus public holidays/ Season ticket loan and childcare voucher schemes available.

Location London Office

Salary Up to £85,000 per year

About the Role The Freedom Fund seeks a strategic and highly-skilled executive leader and manager to direct and execute the financial, human resources, IT and administrative responsibilities of the Freedom Fund in all its global locations. The successful candidate will have non-profit financial know-how along with the ability to manage a variety of financial, human resources, IT and governance projects simultaneously. They will be a hands-on leader and a strategic partner to the CEO and Board. He/ she will be of high integrity, strive for excellence, be committed to hard work, take ownership of the program for all things large and small, and be a strong team player.

The Director of Finance and Human Resources is responsible for the monitoring of all financial aspects of the two Freedom Fund charitable organisations (US parent and UK subsidiary) and any overseas entities which may be set up in the future, along with global human resources, IT, risk management and governance. The organisation is going through a period of expansion and change, resulting in many changes which this post will need to play a key role in. This includes: • The possible set up of overseas offices and determination of appropriate legal structures; • Employment of staff and/ or consultants in these regions;

• New reporting systems between overseas programs and headquarters; • Ensuring new staff, especially overseas are made to feel part of the freedom fund “family” through the development and use of appropriate communication channels; • Selection, purchase and implementation of a new financial system to manage the organisation’s finances; • The transition away from outsourced bookkeeping services to an in-house provision.


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Responsibilities Strategic Leadership • Collaborate with the CEO, the Board of Directors, and the senior team to develop short- and longterm organisational strategies • Serve as the organisational lead, for both the US and UK entities on all matters relating to finance, human resources, information technology and other administrative functions • Lead, design, and manage the annual budget process along with ongoing monitoring of the budget and financial position of the organisation • Lead on all governance matters for all Freedom Fund entities – US, UK and any entities which may be held in overseas locations, ensuring all compliance matters are attended to in an efficient and timely manner • Lead on organisational Risk Management, feeding into statutory and donor requirements as they arise

• Work with the Program and Fundraising teams to provide financial oversight and support for fundraising and grants management efforts • Develop and implement policies and procedures to provide sufficient internal controls and protect organisational assets

Financial Management and Reporting • Take responsibility for the preparation of statutory accounts and audit of all Freedom Fund entities as required, including any other statutory reporting (e.g. annual corporation tax return to HMRC, VAT returns, submission of the 990 to the IRS) and other legal reporting and compliance needs • Lead on the production of management reports for the board, internal use and donor reporting • Provide oversight on the tracking of commitments from funders,

the three year projections, funding gaps and the balance between restricted and unrestricted funds • Lead on treasury management, including managing currency needs • Maintain banking, auditor, landlord, legal advisor and other key supplier relationships • Manage due diligence investigations and documentation associated with major contracts along with overseeing compliance with contract and donor reporting • Lead on financial due diligence assessments of new partner organisations


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Human Resources • Lead on organisational human resources activities, including recruitment, pay and benefits strategies, employee relations and engagement • Contributing to long-term goals around people development, including succession planning • Managing the staff appraisal process, including feedback mechanisms • Lead on recruitment strategies for the organisation, working with the Program Team for any overseas appointments • Ensuring organisational wellbeing, health and counselling policies are up-to-date and relevant in all Freedom Fund locations • Leading the analysis of employee feedback and data, with the aim of creating a better working environment and engaged culture

Information Technology & administration • Manage the organisation’s IT needs – from support, to cloud services to new equipment • Implement any outstanding actions from the IT audit • Working across the organisation to develop IT plans and strategies to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, ensuring systems are appropriate and in line with organisational need • Keeping up-to-date with the most recent technologies and advising on what new technological solutions and their implementation will meet business and systems requirements • Negotiating with suppliers of hardware and software to get the best deal, including external support if deemed necessary • Managing the space requirements of the UK office; maintaining good relations with

the landlord and leading on any negotiations as required • Responsible for managing the global insurance provisions, ensuring that this is adequate at all times • Oversight of the smooth running of the UK office


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Qualifications & Experience

Essential • Significant executive level financial management experience, reporting to the board, with proven ability to lead and build a department • Excellent financial technical skills combined with good excel skills and the ability to cover all aspects of the orgnaisation’s financial management needs if required • CCAB qualified accountant with demonstrable senior level experience gained within the charity/ not for profit sector • Negotiating and influencing at a strategic level, and building relationships and partnerships

• Managing and reporting on donor grant requirements, in particular DFID, EU and USAID • Leading and implementing on best practices in risk management • Managing the IT provision for a small organisation and some experience of using cloud services • Human resource policy development and implementation experience • Must be entitled to work in the UK without work permit sponsorship from The Freedom Fund


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Personal Attributes Essential • Strong commitment to the Freedom Fund’s vision, mission, values and goals, with a passion for human rights issues • Willingness to work as part of a team in a cooperative and supportive way • Ability to build partnerships with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds • Commitment to excellence and a relentless pursuit of results with an exceptional work ethic, strong organizational skills and a can-do attitude • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision • Strong critical thinking skills, ability to problem solve and resourcefulness

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How to Apply To apply in confidence, please forward your CV together with a 2 page supporting statement outlining why you are interested in the opportunity and how your application addresses the requirements for the role. We would also be grateful if you could let us know if you will require any special provision as a result of any disability should you be called for interview. The Freedom Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Finally please ensure that you have included mobile, work and home telephone numbers.


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Recruitment Process If you have any questions on any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Ami Jenick or Selam Petros on 020 7691 1920 or via email at: ami.jenick@prospect-us.co.uk or selam.petros@prospect-us.co.uk.


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