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Vacancy: Maritime Policy Advisor

Contract: Permanent

Location: London, United Kingdom

The ITF is an international federation of transport workers’ trade unions recognised as the world’s leading authority on the working and living conditions of transport workers. We passionately defend workers’ rights and support our unions to improve the working lives of their members. We support and connect trade unions from 150 countries around the world so they can assist their members and communities to secure rights, equality and justice. We are the international voice representing 20 million transport working men and women across the globe. The ITF Head Office is based in London, United Kingdom. International offices include Amman, Hong Kong, Montreal, Abidjan, New Delhi, Ouagadougou, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney.   

The successful candidate will support the Maritime Coordinator and the Maritime Section Coordinators with the effective delivery of ITF Maritime Policies in the delivery of the section’s priorities through:

  • Drafting relevant section policy documents
  • Coordinating the sections and departments policy development.

The successful candidate will have excellent tact, communication and diplomacy skills, as well as strong and significant experience of policy research, development and implementation, as you will be the key contact with responding to policy enquiries as directed by the Maritime Coordinator and to advise and communicate with ITF Sections, Regions and Departments  on implementing policies. You must have the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with key affiliates, governments and international bodies. You will have a keen eye for strategic thinking, to interpret and analyse data to communicate to different audiences. Due to the nature of the organisation and the role, knowledge of a second language would be an advantage.

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

This role offers a starting salary of £50,510.00 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 here.

If this sounds interesting to you, please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to by 20 July 2020. Interviews are due to take place 3 – 7 August 2020.

Please note that due to COVID-19 all interviews will take place via video conference.


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