|Date posted||11 March 2022|
|Applications closing date||Ongoing|
|Type||Freelance / Contract|
Introduction to Impactt
Impactt is a leading consultancy specialising in ethical trade, human rights and labour standards. We work with major brands, retailers, governments, academics and NGOs to maximise the positive impacts of global trade on workers and local communities. With offices in the UK, Bangladesh, China, India, and a wide network of consultants across Europe, Asia and Africa, we are internationally recognised for our change focused, practical and innovative approach. Impactt works with a wide range of stakeholders, from large retailers and government bodies to factory workers and local communities. Often the experiences and languages of these different stakeholders are so far apart that they do not ‘see’ or interact with each other. Impactt helps to bridge the gap and deliver real change on the ground.
What is the Associate Talent Pool?
We are looking for freelance consultants to work on a variety of new and exciting projects worldwide. We often have short-term assignments that we need qualified consultants to deliver on our behalf. This could range from reviewing and developing policies, benchmarking industry initiatives to gathering and analysing feedback fieldwork. On occasion, it may involve delivering fieldwork/training on behalf of Impactt.
How does it work and who should apply?
Please note: This is not a full-time role. Once you have successfully applied, you will join our pool of associate consultants and we will contact you with the latest short-term and long-term assignments as and when they come up. You will have the freedom to work on projects that interest you and receive a contract form for each project you support on.
|Category||Description||Essential / Desirable|
|Qualifications||Degree or equivalent qualification in a related field such as management, international development, business studies, Human Rights, or successful proven track record in sustainability/social/ethical trade||Essential|
|Experience||Minimum of 4 years of experience in an international business/development/ ethical trade/sustainable or responsible sourcing operations, customer relationship management, continuous improvement role ethical/social audit experience or understanding||Essential|
|Ethical/social audit experience or understanding of factory setup.||Essential|
|Project management experience incorporating the planning and progressing project management activities using general project management principles, using initiative and judgement.||Essential|
|Significant experience of working/responding independently and dealing with unforeseen problems and circumstances.||Essential|
|International and cross-cultural work experience with a sensitivity to a multi-cultural global environment/working in developing countries.||Essential|
|Significant experience in or exposure to social compliance auditing and/or beyond compliance activities.||Essential|
|Substantial experience delivering fieldwork independently.||Essential|
|Knowledge and skills||Extensive knowledge of ethical trade, how supply chains work and the social compliance agenda.||Essential|
|Excellent data analysis skills involving advanced use of Microsoft Excel and large data sets.||Essential|
|Excellent report writing skills||Essential|
|Excellent presentation, training and facilitation skills.||Essential|
|Detailed operational knowledge of ethical trade/responsible sourcing/the social compliance agenda beyond compliance activities.||Essential|
|Proven analytical and problem-solving capability||Essential|
|Proven communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate, motivate, influence and build relationships.||Essential|
|Understanding of relevant policy and legislation (Labour laws, ILO conventions, and international legislation) to area of work.||Essential|
|Proactive and highly organised, with strong time management, problem-solving and planning skills.||Essential|
|Able to meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.||Essential|
|Knowledge of project management principles.||Essential|
|Other||Ability to occasionally travel nationally and internationally to the locations that Impactt conducts its business.||Essential|
|Committed to the values and objectives of Impactt||Essential|
The post holder should have and display the following personal attributes:
- Passionate about Impactt and the work we do.
- Strong self-management and good team player.
- Strong sense of initiative and great capacity at working on their own.
- Pro-active, thinking about future actions.
- Adaptable and solutions orientated.
- Reliable, strong integrity and ethical behaviour.
- Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
- Empathy with others and ability to respond accordingly.
Application and Closing Date
To apply for this role, please submit a cover letter and your CV detailing your work experience applicable to this role. If your application has been successful, a member of our team will contact you to arrange an interview.
By submitting your application below you understand and acknowledge that this is not a full-time role as an employee of Impactt and that you will only be contacted with applicable short-term contracts based on your location, experience, skillset and language proficiency. You will have the freedom to work on projects that interest you. You will receive a contract to sign for each Impactt project you support on.