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Vacancy: Dockers’ Senior Section Assistant

Contract:  Permanent

Location:  Borough, London

Number of roles:  1

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, Nairobi, New Delhi, Abidjan, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney. 

The Dockers’ Senior Section Assistant will support the processes essential for the delivery of the Dockers Section priorities, including responsibility for managing working groups, preparation for meetings and chairing meetings, research and data analysis and deputising for the Dockers’ Coordinator.

The successful applicant will use their proven knowledge of the maritime industry and strong written communication skills to produce in-depth reports and analysis to support the section’s campaigns and projects. You will have responsibility for coordinating communication between many different groups including other ITF Maritime sections and contacts. Key to this role is the ability to produce high-quality written documentation.

The Section Assistant will also be responsible for coordinating solidarity action requests from affiliates and unions. The role deputises for the Dockers’ Coordinator and will be required to make presentations to internal and external audiences.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate strong communication skills across different audiences and an ability and have a flexible approach to differing opinions. You will be able to draw upon your experience in a union or social movement setting to support solidarity actions. You will also have experience with producing persuasive and informative content for social media channels.

Due to the international aspects of the organisation’s work, a good working knowledge of another language would be an advantage.

This role offers a salary of £46,724 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 here.

View the job description for the role here.

If this sounds interesting to you, please apply by sending your CV and covering letter recruitment@itf.org.uk by 26 July 2020. Interviews will take place week commencing 10 August. Please note that due to COVID-19 all interview will take place via video conference.

 

 

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