Transform Trade: Policy Adviser / Senior Policy Adviser – Garment Supply Chains Required
Transform Trade (TT) works for trade and climate justice. In South Asia and East Africa, TT support farmers, workers and artisans to benefit from more sustainable and equitable trade, and in the UK TT advocate and campaign for changes to business practices and government policy. TT are looking for a policy adviser or senior policy adviser to lead on influencing garment supply chains.
Location: London (or flexible with ability to travel regularly to London.)
Contract: Period: Full time (37 Hours) or four days a week, Flexible
Salary: Policy Adviser Band 4 (from £37,340 FTE per annum). Senior Policy Adviser Band 3 (from £41,195 FTE per annum) Depending on experience.
Role: To lead the development and delivery of Transform Trade’s policy work on garments and support broader cross-organisational work on this theme. This will include exploring policy solutions and develop collaborations to stop unfair purchasing practices in the international textile and garment sectors, with a particular focus on achieving a UK fashion watchdog (Garment Trading Adjudicator.)
TT are looking for an enthusiastic and committed policy adviser or senior policy adviser (depending on experience) to lead the organisations work influencing garment supply chains.
The ideal candidate will be part of a team of specialists influencing UK and global policy in solidarity with southern advocacy partners seeking to make the global trade system more just.
They will have a strong understanding of international garment supply chains which start in low-income countries and supply international markets, and their impacts on workers and manufacturing businesses. They will be a skilled and strategic advocate and a confident communicator who can engage persuasively with a variety of audiences. They will have recent and relevant experience of building and coordinating coalitions for advocacy, including with organisations based in the global south.
They will have a good understanding of parliamentary processes and the opportunities these present for influencing. They will be able to work effectively and collaboratively with a range of colleagues and partners, including those from different countries and cultures, and to develop and implement joint strategies for advocacy that are rooted in the realities of people in the global south.
They will be flexible, a team player, ready and willing to embrace new areas of work and the challenges of this job, and committed to anti-racist, decolonised approaches to poverty alleviation, with an emphasis on shifting power
In return, TT offer a competitive salary, flexible hours and location, friendly colleagues, and the knowledge that the ideal candidate could be helping to shape a more equitable and sustainable approach to global trade.
It is an exciting time to join the TT organisation.
Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 14th November
Provisional dates for interviews: Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th November 2022