Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Reference 14822

Control Risks is a specialist risk consultancy that helps to create secure, compliant and resilient organisations in an age of ever-changing risk. Working across disciplines, technologies and geographies, everything we do is based on our belief that taking risks is essential to our clients' success.

They provide their clients with the insight to focus resources and ensure they are prepared to resolve the issues and crises that occur in any ambitious global organisation.

They go beyond problem-solving and give their clients the insight and intelligence they need to realise opportunities and grow. From the boardroom to the remotest location, they have developed an unparalleled ability to bring order to chaos and reassurance to anxiety.

Working with their clients, their people are given direct responsibility, career development and the opportunity to work collaboratively on fascinating projects in a rewarding and inclusive global environment.

This role is focused on delivering social compliance consulting projects for their clients across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

Applying subject matter expertise in social responsibility with a focus on labour rights and on broader human rights as part of a regional team to support clients in implementing effective social compliance programs.

The role is focused on delivering wide-ranging consultancy projects including managing short, generally fixed-term projects such as training delivery, gap analysis, risk assessments, employment practices reviews, supply chain assessments. Some projects also include providing capacity building support, and designing monitoring activities.

Tasks and responsibilities Supporting the delivery of client engagements by:

  • Report preparation and proposal/pitch development for consulting projects independently and with limited oversight to a high standard of quality

  • Acting as client liaison for projects and supporting ongoing relationships with key clients

  • Attending and presenting at client meetings

  • Project management, including delivery, resource management, delivery risk management.

  • Staying up to date with evolutions in the subject matter by monitoring external social responsibility, sustainability, and human rights developments; providing internal and client updates on current developments

  • Management of internal and external stakeholder relationships

  • Providing additional capacity for monitoring project activities, including company inspections and worker interviews

  • Supporting broader ESG workstreams with social risk and compliance subject matter knowledge

Knowledge and experience

3-5 years' social responsibility, labour rights (focus) and human rights experience, preferably in the EMEA region

Track record of successfully delivering advice and reports on time to a high quality in an in-house or consulting role

Background in social auditing or risk management consultancy

Preparation of detailed reports, with clear and concise presentation of findings

Strong communication and presentation skills

Ability to work in a team and independently

Knowledge of UN guiding principles and ILO conventions, and good understanding of labour rights issues and passion for the subject matter

Qualifications and specialist skills:

  • Graduate degree in a relevant subject area

  • Social auditor qualification (SA8000 or equivalent)

  • Proficient IT skills

  • Competencies

  • Strong commercial acumen

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Disciplined time and task management

  • A deep understanding and application of risk management

  • Track record of deploying analytical techniques to solve client problems

  • Strong written and oral communication

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills

  • Confident in approaching and dealing with clients

Behaviours All employees are expected to display behaviors reflective of our company values:

  • Integrity and Ethics

  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Commitment to People

  • Professionalism and Excellence

Apply direct or email Jamie Ferguson via jamie.ferguson@acre.com to find out more!