Senior Project Officer at Impactt Limited

Impactt is recognised as a leading consultancy specialising in ethical trade, human rights, labour standards, gender and international development. We work with major brands, retailers, governments, academics and NGOs to maximise the positive impacts of global trade on workers and local communities. We are change-focused, practical and innovative.

Impactt designs and implements practical projects which improve workers’ lives and livelihoods whilst strengthening the sustainability of global value chains. We offer a fast-paced, challenging work environment; lots of scope for professional development and the chance to lead on managing projects with global scale that have a real impact.  We are looking for an ambitious self-starter, keen to take on responsibility and excel as part of a talented and dedicated team.  

Personal attributes*:

You should have and display the following personal attributes:

  • Passionate about Impactt and the work we do, energy and enthusiasm
  • Integrity
  • Reliable & Adaptable
  • Self-management and excellent team player
  • Empathy with others and ability to respond accordingly
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and people management
  • Initiative

Job Description

You will have the following responsibilities, working with the rest of the UK team and all Impactt offices:

  • Proactively lead, manage and grow a number of medium to large clients/accounts and support growth of larger ones
  • Understand, articulate and respond to clients’ needs
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with clients
  • Independently write clear, concise, proposals for and sell standard and more complex non-standard products to more advanced clients
  • Demonstrates a proposal conversion rate consistent with Impactt’s requirements
  • Able to speak at external events
  • Lead on some marketing materials/activities e.g. write Impactt’s blog and newsfeed as and when required; support the development/implementation of other initiatives
  • Demonstrable excellent project management skills, including*:
    • Focusing on Key Objectives
    • Finances – knowledge of project management software a plus – this includes knowledge of basic accounting
    • Resources Planning and Briefing
    • Activities Timetabling, including monitoring on-time work progress
    • Risk Identification,  Solutions Finding & escalation to adequate manager
  • Excellent time management and able to time manage team effectively, ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery
  • Following Impactt’s administrative and project management procedures
  • Championing at least one key product area
  • Achieving team utilisation target for billable/revenue generating work & minimising time spent on non-billable and non-revenue-generating work (e.g. administration)
  • Proficient in basic Office packages i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Experience

  • Ethical / Social Audit Experience or understanding of factory set-up*
  • Strong understanding of Social Compliance Agenda*
  • Strong understanding of how supply chains work*
  • Strong Data Analysis Skills involving advanced use of excel and large data sets
  • Strong Reporting Skills including recommendations
  • Strong Presentation & Facilitation skills
  • Basic or Theoretical Knowledge of Accounting
  • Strong capacity to work with international teams
  • Experience of managing a team

Salary

Competitive salary plus benefits

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK as we are unable to sponsor visas.

Where to Send Your Application

Interested and qualified applicants should send a covering letter and detailed CV to [email protected] by Tuesday 5th April 2016 by 5PM. Please ensure your CV has details of your qualifications, experience, and personal contact details. Your application will not be considered if you do not send a covering letter.

Job title: Senior Project Officer

Location: London

Closing date: 5 April 2016

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