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National Manager

Organisation : Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA)

Location : Melbourne (Fitzroy)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Management, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics

Sector : Community Support Services, Industry Associations, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Accreditation body upholding the rights of Australian garment workers
  • Would suit candidates with advocacy and campaigning experience
  • Melbourne based, permanent full-time

The Organisation

Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) is a collaboration between industry and the trade union movement which protects and upholds the rights of Australian garment workers. ECA is working towards a transparent and ethical Australian textile clothing and footwear (TCF) industry that encourages manufacturers to participate in a voluntary accreditation and labelling system.
To be accredited, manufacturing operations are audited, including outsourced locations in Australia, to ensure workers and homeworkers throughout the supply chain are being paid appropriately, receiving legal entitlements and conditions.

The Role
Leading a small team and reporting to the Committee you will oversee the development and implementation of strategies and policies, develop and secure partnerships with government and other relevant bodies, build and strengthen relations with policy makers and stakeholders whilst preparing submissions and reports.
You will also oversee the administration, promotion and industry and consumer participation in both the accreditation process, and the labelling system to identify and support ethically made Australian TCF products.
Other responsibilities will include;

  • Preparing the agendas and reports for Committee meetings and AGMs
  • Financial and governance policies and procedures and budget management
  • Managing the contractual and reporting arrangements of all funding agreements
  • Assisting the accreditation advisors with challenging matters and conflict resolution
  • Providing administrative support including office management & staffing requirements

Skills Required
You have developed your people management and operational experience in advocacy and policy driven cultures such as the Union movement, NGOs or government sectors. Ideally you have an in-depth understanding of working on socio-economic issues and a commitment to the values and objectives of ECA.
Your strategic mindset and excellent communication skills will enable you to lobby high-level decision makers and expertly manage and influence a diverse range of stakeholders. Additional skills you will offer include:

  • Collaborative team leadership and organisational management
  • Networking skills including government sector engagement
  • Campaign promotion experience and a commitment to worker’s rights
  • Experience in developing policy positions and writing submissions
  • Planning skills to identify and evaluate effective advocacy tactics
  • Track record of public speaking and presenting, and liaising with the media

If you want to use your advocacy and organisational experience to improve policy decisions and social outcomes for marginalised workers, apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above and why you are the best fit for the role. Alternatively contact Lois Freeke on 03 8080 8977 to discuss your interest.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA)

How to apply


Please quote in application: National Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #Management, #Manufacturing_Transport_and_Logistics
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Industry_Associations, #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights

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