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The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is a global union federation of transport workers' trade unions.

Our HQ is in London with International offices include Amman, Hong Kong, Nairobi, Montreal, New Delhi, Ouagadougou, Rio, Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney.


The ITF constitution sets out the following aims:

  • To promote respect for trade union and human rights worldwide
  • To work for peace based on social justice and economic progress
  • To help our affiliated unions defend the interests of their members
  • To provide research and information services to our affiliates
  • To provide general assistance to transport workers in difficulty


At ITF our aim and our values are at the heart of all that we do. This has created a culture that embodies equal opportunities, democracy, respect and solidarity. We are dedicated to bringing together a diverse group of people who are determined to truly strengthen the ITF as the global voice for transport workers. We look for people who show a commitment to social justice and trade union values which are very important to us. The ITF offers a sense of belonging and welcomes applications from people from around the world in all walks of life.

1. We demonstrate solidarity

We are internationalists committed to the global Labour movement. Our strength lies in our collectivism and we stand together, across all borders, to achieve our goals.

2. We are democratic

We celebrate diversity and ensure that all of our members are equally understood, supported, and represented. Our methods are transparent and we remain accountable to our fellow workers and our communities.

3. We are dynamic

We are agile and continually develop in the way that we work. We develop foresight and anticipate change to ensure we take the lead. Learning from our proud history, we use our knowledge and experience to fight for our members.

4. We are determined

We are resolute in our pursuit of the ITF’s vision. We make commitments and we dedicate ourselves to fulfilling them. We lead by example and remain true to our values in the face of all challenges.

Pay and benefits

The ITF offers a highly attractive salary and benefits package for our staff including the following:

  • Final salary pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Attractive bonus scheme 
  • International travel for majority of roles
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Enhanced disability and sickness pay and income protection
  • Competitive service-based annual leave
  • Additional leave before Bank Holiday, Christmas and International Worker’s day closedown
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 6 month full pay maternity leave
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers scheme and unregistered childcare support
  • Eye test - optical discount
  • Opportunities for job related learning and development

Equal opportunities disclaimer:

ITF operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership


In this section you can find any live vacancies currently being advertised with ITF globally.


The ITF currently has one vacancy:


Compliance Manager

About the role:

Due to continued growth ITF now has a new opportunity for a Compliance & Governance Manager to facilitate, monitor and ensure that the organisation is conducting its business in full compliance with all national and international legislation and regulations that relate to the operation of a trade union, as well as professional standards, accepted business practices, and internal standards to deliver good organisational outcomes.

The successful person will also oversee the risk management framework that provides operational protection of organisational systems and services through the provision of control, management and delivery of the ongoing governance requirements, including assisting the Finance, Legal and Human Resources Departments in all aspects of their work in relation to organisational governance and risk; and legislatory and regulatory compliance, and including board meetings and minutes, year-end and other filings, changes in group structure and ownership, and internal record keeping and reporting.

The successful person will also be responsible for ensuring the ITF’s full compliance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), to deliver the achievement of certification, including ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and other certifications as required for the further development of the organisation.


About you

Due to the nature of the organisation, being a political organisation/Global Trade Union, it is important that the successful person for this role holds high ethical standards, is methodical and diligent whilst keeping in mind the values and objectives of the organisation. Although previous experience of the Trade Union Movement is highly beneficial, it is not essential.

Specialist knowledge of risk management frameworks that provide operational protection of organisational systems and services through the provision of control, management and delivery of the ongoing governance requirements within finance, legal and human resources operations is key.

As this is a newly created role for the organisation, the right person for this role must be able to influence management and drive change in a positive manner whilst having the ability to challenge and feedback constructively to managers. The Team this role works with are dispersed across the world and travels frequently, so it is important that you are comfortable to work independently and collaboratively through different zone differences.

As ITF is an international organisation, the successful person needs to be happy and flexible to travel long haul across the world around no more than 25% of the time.


Salary and Benefits

ITF operates transparent pay grades. This role has been graded as B2 which offer a salary range between £51,031- £60,550 per annum, depending on experience.  Please note that this salary is fixed and non-negotiable.

ITF also offers an attractive non-performance related guaranteed bonus equating to 1/12th of your annual salary.

Furthermore, ITF offers a highly competitive final pension salary scheme as well as the opportunity to work in a state of the art heritage building in central London, international travel, critical life insurance, competitive annual leave and company closure days plus much more.

 The full job decription can be found here

To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter through to: Interviews are due be taking place in November with the hope that the successful person will join ASAP after that and no later than January.