Policy Adviser: Textile and Garment Supply Chains

Salary: Starting salary £20,389 per annum (FTE £34,290)

Location: London, SE11.  Will consider flexible and home working

Hours of Work: Part time, 22 hours per week. 

Contract: 1 year fixed term contract with planned extension

Traidcraft Exchange is an international development charity which uses the power of trade to bring about lasting solutions to poverty.  It runs development programmes in South Asia and Africa, and does advocacy and campaigning in the UK to promote justice and fairness in international trade. We are proud to have been at the forefront of shaping the discourse around trade justice and advocating for small-scale farmers, workers and artisans worldwide.

Traidcraft Exchange’s policy unit has focused on improving fairness in international supply chains for over a decade, with a focus on stopping the unfair purchasing practices of international businesses, which contribute to poverty and poor working conditions for their suppliers in the Global South.  We have won an award for our ground-breaking trade policy advocacy campaign on Brexit and more recently have worked with partners around world to successfully advocate for a new EU law stopping European food businesses from purchasing from their suppliers in an abusive and unfair manner.

The global garment industry is highly profitable, dominated by powerful multinational brands. However, the people making our clothes, very often in the Global South, see little of these profits. Workers are often in precarious employment, working unpredictable hours and in unsafe conditions. We are looking for a Policy Adviser who can liaise with stakeholders in garment supplier countries to fully understand the nature and impact of abusive purchasing practices in the garment sector.  You will explore legislative options for stopping abusive purchasing practices in these international supply chains, be a strategic and exceptional coalition builder who wants to make a real difference to the way garment supply chains operate, and someone who will build on our reputation and ability to punch above our organisational weight. You will have a proven track record of building effective relationships across different cultures, developing strategic advocacy plans, have experience of communicating to a range of audiences and be able to work independently.

If you want to play a role in promoting fairer and more ethical forms of garment trade, enjoy cross cultural working, are tenacious and solutions orientated and like the idea of playing a vital role in a small and specialist organisation, this role could be for you.

Interested? You can download the job description and application form using the links below:

Policy Adviser Job Description

Application Form

Please submit your completed Application Form via recruitment@traidcraft.org

Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 7th October 2019

Provisional date for interviews: Provisionally 11th or 14th October 2019