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Reference: 72561

Date Added: 3 September 2019
Closing Date: 16 September 2019

Job Title: Policy & Advocacy Manager

Working For: Fairtrade Foundation

Location: London

Salary: £34,756 per annum

Job Details

Everyone is talking about trade these days – but who will speak out in the debate for the farmers and workers in low income countries who grow the food we eat? You could be Fairtrade’s voice at a time of great change. Fairtrade are now looking for a Policy & Advocacy Manager (maternity cover) to lead vital public policy work on the role of trade and business in addressing poverty, and to support our parliamentary and government relations work. If you can bring the right mix of policy expertise, political insight and influencing skill, this is an opportunity to make a real difference.

Working as a key member of our well-regarded Policy Team, you’ll be responsible for leading our advocacy work on trade policy and the role of business in poverty reduction. You’ll also look after important government and parliamentary relationships, building support across political boundaries. You’ll already have a good understanding of relevant policy issues, and be keen to build expertise in new and emerging policy areas. You’ll be able to cut through the noise with clear and compelling verbal and written communication, getting Fairtrade’s messages through in ways that are strategic, influential, and which reflect the priorities of Fairtrade farmers and workers. Staff at all levels across Fairtrade will look to you for expert advice to inform their areas of work.

The Fairtrade Foundation is a passionate and ambitious development organisation committed to tackling poverty and injustice through trade. We are best known as the independent, not-for-profit body behind the FAIRTRADE Mark.

Fairtrade is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade deliver for farmers and workers.

Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK, represented by the Fairtrade Foundation.

The international Fairtrade system (of which the Fairtrade Foundation is a member) works on behalf of farmers and workers to drive sustainable livelihoods, empower producers and workers, and make trade fair.

The Fairtrade Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Contract type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)

Hours: 28 Hours (4 Days a week)

Closing Date: 16 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Application deadline: 10am on the closing date

Interviews will take place 25 September 2019

Start Date: ASAP

Application Details

Please complete an Online application at Job Vacancies page

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/What-is-Fairtrade/Work-for-us/Current-vacancies

Website: https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

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