The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGO's that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe. Their vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity. Their membership includes major high street retailers, luxury fashion labels and supermarkets and they work together to drive long-lasting change for workers in global supply chains.
ETI introduced an ambitious new 5 year strategy in 2015 which has resulted in the organisation expanding and the creation of this new role as Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor.
The Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor will be responsible for identifying, creating and capitalising on opportunities to influence policy and decision makers to increase protection of workers' rights at national, local and international levels. The post holder will develop and implement an advocacy strategy that advances ETI and its members' influence with government and other key stakeholders; keep abreast of government affairs and relevant legislation from which to identify opportunities so ETI can influence, intervene or contribute; produce policy and information briefs and identify opportunities for ETI to be represented at relevant forums, events and conferences.
This role is a 3 year contract (funding linked).
To be successful in this role you will need a degree in a relevant field and significant experience in a senior policy and/or public affairs role in an international development or global commercial organisation, including leading development and implementation of policy and advocacy strategies. You will need knowledge of international development/global trade/international legal systems and an understanding of working with government and parliamentary mechanisms, processes and policy making. You will need first class communication skills, with the ability to draft and present complex information to a variety of audiences in a clear and accessible way.
To register your interest, please submit your CV via the "Apply Now" button below. Please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement in support of your application; this should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description. This should be no longer than two sides of A4. The full Job Description is available to download below.
A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted CVs in order to determine each applicant's suitability and aptitude for the role. Selected candidates will be contacted to discuss the role in more detail. As part of the selection process, candidates may be invited to meet with a consultant at our offices.
If you have any queries, please contact the Senior Appointments team at Prospectus directly on 020 7400 6373.
Interviews with the client are currently scheduled to take place on 7th April.