Location England
Job-type Permanent
Salary USD$100,000 - $125,000
Reference 20726

*IRMA operates fully remotely, with team members located globally. This role can be flexibly based in a wide range of locations around the world, with requirements for occasional travel. There will be opportunities to meet with the team throughout the year.

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) envisions a world in which the mining industry respects human rights and the aspirations of affected communities; provides safe, healthy and respectful workplaces; avoids or minimises harm to the environment; and leaves positive legacies.

Mining is a complex and intensive process that causes environmental and social change no matter where it occurs. Founded in 2006 by a coalition of non-governmental organisations, affected communities, mining companies, trade unions, and businesses using minerals and metals in their products, IRMA has developed a set of standards and a third-party independent verification system to measure social and environmental performance at mine sites globally.

As interest and engagement in IRMA continues to grow, it is now seeking an individual to join its team to serve as IRMA's Mining Engagement Lead. The successful candidate will work closely with the Deputy Director, Executive Director and the team of sector and regional leads.

In this role, you will be:

  • Supporting mining companies to find value for their engagement with IRMA

  • Guiding mining companies to use the IRMA Standard and system as a tool to improve mines' social and environmental performance

  • Developing tools, materials, and interactive sessions to engage and educate mining sector stakeholders

  • Facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration to support shared solutions across communities, investors, civil society, governments, academia, and media

  • Driving continuous improvement of the IRMA system, ensuring that IRMA is accountable and responsive to mining companies

  • Stewarding IRMA's relationships with mining companies and representing IRMA in conferences, meetings, and webinars

You will bring:

  • A collaborative and mission-led mindset, with an understanding of voluntary initiatives like IRMA as one tool to drive positive change

  • Experience in mining and extractive industries gained from within the mining industry, standards sector, voluntary initiatives, NGO, labour advocate or affected communities

  • A solutions-oriented and diplomatic approach to leadership and stakeholder engagement

  • Comfort with public speaking and presentation delivery

  • Understanding of the unique interests, concerns, and value of IRMA's stakeholder sectors, and respect for IRMA's model of equal service, accountability, respect, and value delivered to all stakeholders affected by mining

Rarely do opportunities arrive to drive true sustainable change across an entire sector. If you're looking to collaborate with stakeholders to embed responsible mining practices on a global scale, then reach out to Lawrence Hallett at Lawrence.hallett@acre.com for more information.