Jobs at ETI

Country Programme Manager, Turkey

The Country Programme Manager will work with stakeholders in the apparel and textile sector in Turkey to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) through the establishment, and on-going management, of a local platform – which brings together business, trade unions and civil society  to raise awareness and capacity and enable workplace social dialogue to address the root causes of the labour rights issues of vulnerable workers.

Closing date: Fri 24 June 2016

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Senior Business Advisor

Central London, England. £Competitive + Benefits

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs. We are working in partnership with Acre consultants to identify a Senior Business Advisor. 

ETI promotes respect for workers' rights around the world. Our vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.

The successful individual will report directly to the Head of Membership Services. You will work closely with private sector companies to develop and implement initiatives to result in expanding ETI’s membership portfolio.

Core responsibilities:

Regularly engage with potential and existing members, to ensure the long-term growth and sustainability of ETI’s membership.

  • Research and develop relationships with prospective business partners with the aim of onboarding new members
  • Develop and deliver a strategic plan to recruit new members, including financial targets and a programme of activity
  • Support prospective members to ensure they have the tools to develop and delivery a strategic plan to gain ETI membership
  • Keep abreast of trends and news through attending external events, remaining networked and also organising ETI events

The position is core to ETI’s Membership Services team. It requires significant expertise in client engagement and relationship management combined with the ability to influence and negotiate in a multi-stakeholder environment. You will develop new approaches to build ETI’s membership and establish systems and processes to efficiently track your progress. 

Skills and capabilities

  • Proven track record in building and developing strategic partnerships
  • Demonstrable experience of building relationships
  • Experience of implementing external standards in a supply chain in a corporate environment, preferably in retail or manufacturing
  • Strong presentation skills with experience of delivering pitches and closing business
  • Graduate degree in business, marketing or a related field with knowledge of ethical trade issues, labour standards and CR

This is an exciting opportunity to gain exposure across a range of global retailers and major trade bodies whilst also supporting a leading voluntary organisation that is at the forefront of ethical trade issues and labour standards.

Contact: Nick Daniel, Consultant |+44 207 400 5577 |


Tender - Evaluation of ETI's Tamil Nadu mill programme

ETI is seeking an evaluation consultant for Phase I of its Tamil Nadu Multi-Stakeholder programme working with young women workers in cotton mills and garment factories. Ideally we are looking for a local consultant with appropriate language skills or access to translators.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 10th June 2016.

See the terms of reference 

Tender: Evaluation of ETI's Rajasthan Sandstone programme

We are commissioning an independent evaluation of our Rajasthan Sandstone programme.

See the terms of reference

Head of Membership Services (Maternity Cover)

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) seeks a Head of Membership Services to lead the services offered to its members on a 12 Month Fixed-Term Contract. This position is paramount in ensuring that ETI attracts and retains relevant members and delivers a service of the highest quality that will assist members in their efforts to implement and support ethical practice.

ETI is a leading alliance of over 90 companies, trade unions and NGO's that promotes and respects the rights of workers around the world.


Membership Recruitment

  • Lead and develop ETI Member recruitment strategy and actively recruit new industry members
  • Oversee the application process for potential new members up to formal presentation to the ETI Board
  • Ensure the induction process for new members is carried out by the team in a timely and business like way

Membership Development

  • Lead identification of the common needs and ensure the team coordinates the provision of services to members, including training courses, to help them develop and meet their Ethical Trading development objectives
  • Oversee the implementation of the continuous improvement process that includes annual reporting, feedback and appraisal visits to provide robust critical but constructive input to members' development
  • Working closely with other units, provide and/or organise coaching for members to actively participate in ETI programme groups supply chain activity, or other relevant activity

Membership Administration

  • Provide timely and appropriate responses to members' inquiries
  • As required facilitate members' caucus functions to ensure efficient operation
  • Oversee coordination of any complaints and actions related to membership and the ETI code
  • Provide the initial response to issues related to membership, ensuring that all issues are properly tracked and recorded, that others within ETI are engaged as necessary and that ETI provides appropriate assistance where needed


  • Develop annual budgets and revenue projections, commitments and actual expenditure

Skills and Capabilities

  • Leadership - Experience of managing a team of high performing self-motivated individuals
  • Strategy and Planning - Experience of participating in successful organisational level strategic planning processes, setting organisation goals and analysing operating environments
  • Stakeholder Management - Wide experience with diverse groups of clients and stakeholders, both for profit and not for profit at senior decision maker and budget holder level
  • Specific Expertise - Expertise in engaging stakeholders in labour practices and/or, Human Rights


  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Diplomacy and ability to communicate vision

This an exciting opportunity to become part of the Senior Management team of the Ethical Trade Initiative, contributing to overall organisational strategy and growth as well as leading on membership engagement.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Josh Jeffries at Acre

Direct Line  +44 (0)20 7400 5853

Programme Support Officer

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a ground-breaking alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations working together to improve the lives of workers in international supply chains.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a support officer to help strengthen ETI’s ability to improve working conditions by supporting the development and implementation of a series of collaborative work programmes that aim to achieve widespread, lasting change for workers. You will be involved in supporting the Head of Department and Category Leaders, organising meetings, taking minutes and learning about global supply chain issues.

You should have experience in providing support for development or human/workers rights programmes in terms of admin, research, information gathering, and presentation development.

This is a full-time post with an annual salary of between £20,000 and £28,000 plus benefits, commensurate with experience.

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2106

Download the application pack here. For further enquiries about the role contact Angela Byer at 

Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning 6 June 2016

CVs will not be accepted.  No agencies please. 

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