Senior Industrial Relations Advisor

Ethical Trading Initiative


  • Location: London
  • Salary: £37,000 to £47,000 per year
  • Contract Type: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 22/02/2017

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations working together to improve the lives of workers in international supply chains. We are seeking to recruit an exceptional Senior Industrial Relations Advisor to be responsible for the provision of high quality industrial and employee relations advice and services to ETI and its members which delivers on the ETI 2020 Strategy commitment relating to Freedom of Association, Collective Bargaining and Worker Representation.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in a vibrant initiative that seeks to make a difference to the lives of poor workers around the world. In 2015 we launched our ambitious 2020 Strategy to demonstrate the value of multi-stakeholder engagement in increasing workers’ access to their rights and providing evidence of the UN Guiding Framework on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in practice.

This is a senior role and requires someone with global understanding and proven experience of working with companies, trade unions, NGOs, policy makers international labour rights organisations and the international industrial relations community.

Applicants should have: 

  • A degree or post graduate qualification in a relevant area (international relations, law)
  • Experience of working in a senior role in a trade union, international development or global commercial organisation
  • Experience of leading development and implementation of strategies and plans
  • Knowledge of international development/global trade/international labour rights
  • Good understanding of the current political landscape both nationally and internationally
  • Experience of drafting and presenting complex information to a variety of audiences in a clear and accessible way

For more information about the role and how to apply go to or contact Angela Byer at [email protected]    

Closing date: 4pm on 22nd February 2017

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 6th March 2017.