Principal Advisor – Human Rights in Supply Chains

Hope for Justice Flexible United Kingdom Other Remote working

Company Description

Slave-Free Alliance is an international social enterprise, wholly owned by global anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice. Slave-Free Alliance started in 2018 and provide services to global companies and public bodies seeking to protect their operations and supply chains against the risks of modern slavery and labour exploitation. If you’re looking to make a difference, this is the place for the you.

Slave-Free Alliance and Hope for Justice are committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. Slave-Free Alliance and Hope for Justice are a global organisation with staff from a wide variety of backgrounds, and ensure through our recruitment processes that we continue to welcome candidates from all walks of life. If you feel that your skills and experience fit one of our advertised roles, and you share our values and passion for human rights then we strongly encourage your application regardless of your background.


We have an exciting, brand-new opportunity for a Principal Advisor – Human Rights in Supply Chains to join our Slave-Free Alliance (SFA) Consultancy team.

As a Principal Advisor - Human Rights in Supply Chains, you will expertly lead a team of Advisors who work to support SFA members and clients to address the risk of modern slavery and labour exploitation in their operations and supply chains, while maintaining a lead advisor position for a smaller portfolio of members. Working closely with our Consultancy Director, the Principal Advisor will drive transformation in the Consultancy team and co-develop and deliver a new strategy. Acting as an SFA ambassador, you will support and enable organisational growth and develop strong strategic stakeholder relationships to grow and maintain the SFA membership and client base.

To be successful in the Principal Advisor role you will need to have experience in managerial and strategic level roles and transforming and growing high-performing and dynamic teams, with the ability to create and deliver goal-orientated strategies. You will be passionate about team development and driving organisational growth. You will ideally have strategic and operational knowledge of business and human rights, ESG, and best practice within the private sector to provide effective support to the SFA Consultancy Team and SFA members and clients.

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing, social enterprise with a well-respected reputation and proven track record of supporting over 120 organisations of all sizes and from many sectors to build their resilience to modern slavery and labour exploitation.

For full details of this role please download the attached role profile.


  • 7+ years’ experience in managerial and strategic level roles driving team performance and setting up teams for success (essential)
  • Proven experience supporting a small organisation through rapid growth by implementing effective and scalable team management systems (essential)
  • Experience managing a team of consultants with a track record of implementing strategies to improve efficiencies, embed consistency, grow a high-performing team, generate high-quality output and deliver business growth (essential)
  • Project management skills with experience in managing complex, multi-stakeholder projects and directing resource and budget plans to ensure successful project delivery (essential)
  • Effective leadership skills with the ability to direct, influence and persuade (essential)
  • Strategic experience in human rights/ESG/corporate responsibility in a private company and/or consultancy (desirable)
  • Strategic and operational knowledge business and human rights, ESG and best practice within the private sector (desirable)
  • International experience (desirable)
  • Experience of working with technology solutions for business and human rights (desirable)

Other information

Benefits of working at Slave-Free Alliance and Hope for Justice

Slave-Free Alliance and Hope for Justice are committed to supporting our staff’s wellbeing and offers competitive salaries and a range of additional benefits to our staff.

Hope for Justice is a Living Wage employer, accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

As part of Slave-Free Alliance and Hope for Justice, you will benefit from an excellent package including:

· 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

· 1 day Marriage Leave

· Enhanced employer pension contributions

· Company sick pay

· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

· Access to our Employee Rewards Platform, providing discounts and offers for well-known retailers

· Free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for staff and their family

· Professional development opportunities

· Professional memberships paid

· Flexible and hybrid working

Role Details

Job type: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: 9th August 2024

Applications will be reviewed and interviews held on a rolling basis. The advert may be removed prior to the closing date if the position is filled. If you are interested in this role please ensure to submit your application as soon as possible.

Location: Flexible / Remote (UK-based, with UK & International travel)

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records checks, in line with our Global background checks policy – to view this please click here. Hope for Justice participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme, as part of the referencing process we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We would like to inform you that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we regret that we are not able to respond individually to all applicants. Rest assured that all applications are carefully reviewed, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps in the selection process. Thank you for your understanding.

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