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Ethical Specialist

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location   England (London & Greater)
Town/City   Camden
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Company Name   Ted Baker
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Ted’s Guide to what the Ethics Specialist does around here…

Ted’s Mission Statement

Our Mission is to build a successful company through the creation of a leading designer brand. By conducting ourselves in an efficient and courteous manner and by maintaining Ted’s high standards and integrity, we pride ourselves in always being in a position to satisfy the needs of our customer. In order to protect the ethos and persona for which we have gained an enviable reputation, we always ask ourselves the question: ‘Would Ted do it that way?’

Where does this role fit within Ted's Team?

This is a great opportunity to join Ted’s growing Ethics and Sustainability department which provides the platform to influence and maintain real change across the brand. If you have the experience, passion and ambition, apply today.

As Ethics Specialist, your role will manage the People side of Ted’s ethics and sustainability programme. This is split between two areas; 90% of this role will lead on the delivery of our supply chain ethics programme and 10% will support on the implementation of Ted’s community and charity programme.

Main responsibilities

•        Lead on the global ethics roadmap and engage Ted’s wider teams on ethical issues

•        Work with your team (including one direct report) to manage and maintain supplier profiles, audit results, improvement plans and platforms such as SEDEX and OAR

•        Manage the operational execution of ethical programmes for specific territories including assessing audit reports, creating action plans and rating first tier suppliers

•        Oversee ethical data collection and management including analyst of sourcing territories, non-compliances, severity, rate of occurrence, remediation actions

•        Deliver monthly internal reporting and regular briefings

•        Work with Sourcing and Production teams to ensure prospective new suppliers’ meet Ted’s expectations

•        Formulate action plans with defined objectives, targets and responsibilities to support agreed upon ethical trade and sustainability focus area and to ensure they are implemented efficiently and effectively

•        Ensure internal controls, processes and measurement systems are in place to support ethical efforts

•        Identify areas for strategic programmes and partnership, piloting and evaluating the success of approaches and developing coordinated rollout plans

•        Manage Ted’s relationships and contributions towards worker rights multi-stakeholder initiatives and working groups

•        Work closely with the Communications teams on ethical and sustainability issues, implement communication strategies to publish the company’s ethical trade efforts and promote broad awareness of initiatives both internally and externally

•        Lead on the development and implementation of Ted’s human rights and worker rights policies

•        Lead on Modern Slavery Act delivery requirements to include writing of statement, develop and implement improvement actions, chair internal cross-departmental Modern Slavery Working group and training of internal teams

•       Visiting and assess factories (including oversees travel) to maintain and develop supplier relationships

•        Develop and deliver impactful, relevant training to Ted employees and suppliers; including design and delivery of training, toolkits and webinars.

•        Support the implementation of Ted’s communities programme across the wider business

•        Support the management of Ted’s charity and volunteering partnerships

Tools of the Trade…

Proven experience navigating supply chains; suppliers, factories and subcontractors

Working knowledge of ethical matters particularly in fashion production

Previous experience in the retail ethical trade sector

Proven experience of factory auditing and remediation processes (e.g. SMETA, BSCI, SA8000)

Experience working with SEDEX database

Strong experience using Microsoft including Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Excellent presentation skills, with the confidence to present at board level and to external stakeholders

Excellent writing and editing skills

Good understanding of cultural and social nuances and sensitivities needed to work effectively with multiple stakeholders across the world.

Ideally have studied related subject at university beneficial but not necessary

Ideally have experience in visiting factories and implementing improvement plans from the visits

Team management skills beneficial but not necessary

Personal traits…

•        Good organisational skills, with ability to prioritise work load efficiently

•        Collaborative work ethic contributing towards a positive team dynamic

•        Adaptable and self-aware

•        Excellent attention to detail

•        A proactive self-starter who can manage a complex workload

•        Excellent communicator

Ted’s Values…

•        Authentic             We have the freedom to be our ‘best self’, being true to ourselves and others

•        Kind                      We try to do the right thing: for each other, our communities, our planet and for Ted

•        Curious                 We are hungry to explore, innovate and think differently

•        Courageous          We have the confidence to be brave, have fun and discover the unexpected

•        Inclusive               We embrace and respect individuality and celebrate difference & diversity

Ted Baker is committed to equal opportunities and embraces diversity, understanding the needs and benefits of a balanced, inclusive workforce. We do not tolerate any harassment or discrimination towards any of our candidates or employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.


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