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£70,729.00 per annum
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Job location
Central London
Full time
About this Role

The ITF is an international federation of transport workers’ trade unions recognised as the world’s leading transport authority. We fight passionately to improve working lives, connecting trade unions from 150 countries that may otherwise be isolated and helping their members to secure rights, equality and justice. We are the voice for 20 million members working men and women across the world. The ITF Head Office is based in Borough, London. International offices include Amman, Hong Kong, Montreal, Abidjan, New Delhi, Ouagadougou, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney. 

The successful candidates will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic work programmes for the sections at the direction of the Maritime Coordinator, the General Secretary and Sections’ governing bodies. A key part of the role will be to establish methodologies and processes for recruitment, training and development of the sections team as well as leading the sections and allocating resources. 

You will lead project planning in conjunction with affiliates and lead the development and implementation of sections work plans that reflects global strategic directions and priorities. 

The successful candidate will have significant experience of effective leadership at a senior management level, including developing and leading on the successful implementation of key organisational strategies within a national trade union or in a social movements context. Furthermore, you will have demonstrable high level understanding of global political and environmental issues that impact on seafarers and inland navigation workers. Excellent communication skills including fluency in English and strong presenting, advocacy, debating and report writing skills are a must. Due to the nature of the organisation and the role, knowledge of a second language would be an advantage.

Further information

Further details about the role and the person specification can be found in the attached job description. 

This role offers a starting salary of £70,729.00 per annum, plus a non-performance related guaranteed bonus equating to 1/12th of your annual salary. 

The ITF offers a highly competitive final pension salary scheme, flexible working as well as the opportunity to work in a state of the art modern office building in central London. For further information on the staff benefits that we provide please see our website. 

If this sounds interesting to you, please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to by 5 July 2020. Interviews are due to take place 13 - 17 July 2020. 
Please note that due to COVID-19 all interviews will take place via video conference

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