One of the priorities for us at The Circle is to ensure that the millions of women working in the garment industry receive a living wage.
We began this work by publishing, in May 2017, a report that sets out the argument that a living wage is a fundamental right. We’ve also created a strategy to guide our work in this area that has the following three key objectives –
1) Continue a gear shift in the debate on the living wage that will engage key stakeholders with tangible alternatives to the status quo.
2) Formulate and test a new legal directive that will oblige garments/fashion companies to pay a living wage in the countries they source from.
3) Create a race to the top in which companies compete to demonstrate best practice in complying with the law
We’re now looking for a Project Manager to work with our Living Wage steering group that includes Livia Firth. Jessica Simor QC, Antonella Centra and our Executive Director Sioned Jones to implement and co-ordinate this strategy
The post holder will co-ordinate and build our relationships with a broader group of allies and partners and liaise with them to ensure we remain cohesive and empathetic to each others work in regards to a living wage.
The post is initially a consultancy contract for 1 to 2 days a week over a 3-6 month period (the days and timelines are flexible to suit the individual and to meet our budget). There is a desire to seek longer term funding and the post-holder will also assist, with Sioned, in seeking out and securing this funding. Should we be successful we would wish the project manager role to continue beyond this pilot phase.
We’re ideally looking for some with experience of working in this area or at the very least enormous passion and knowledge about ending the issues facing women working in the fast fashion industry. Experience of policy making and long term advocacy would be useful in the role alongside managing a similar type of project. The person must be self motivated as it will be a home based role with some travel to London working within a small team. Organised with good communications skills the post holder must be confident working with a range of individuals including those at a very senior and influential level. From our work to date we know this post holder will need to be tenacious and have the commitment and ability to keep things on course and take new opportunities when they may arise with short notice.
To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org or to apply send your CV and covering letter to the same email address giving an indication of your availability and daily rate. Applications will be considered as they are submitted and we will appoint as soon as a suitable candidate is found.