Human & Digital Rights Strategy Manager


£Competitive + Benefits


Posted 3 months ago

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Use the power of communications to make a better world.


BT are building and leading the UK digital skills movement with one simple ambition: to use the power of communications to make a better world, for their customers, for their communities and for society.


BT's ambition is to create a team to help continue to define, design and deliver their most ambitious, future-looking strategy to date - to provide digital skills, support and empowerment to individuals, led by the Digital Impact and Sustainability (DI&S) team.

Acre is proud to be working with BT to identify individuals to join the business across a range of roles; from digital literacy and the role of AI, through to human rights and climate change, all with the purpose to build more inclusive societies; made from a modern blend of skillsets required where performance and purpose meet.



BT is a technology company respected for their research, innovation and brand, capable of achieving positive impact at scale. They support emergency services, hospitals and banks, keeping economies around the world online, safe and secure, whilst also delivering large scale technology infrastructure like the creation of BT Sport. They have relationships with a wide range of customers, including 30m consumers, 1m businesses and around 1,500 multinational corporations.

BT is evolving in response to significant change in market conditions, regulation and competition. Their ambition is to build a leadership position in creating a more productive relationship with digital technology. This is an exciting time to join an influential organisation.

Human & Digital Rights Strategy Manager

Reporting to Head of Policy and Chief Counsel on Human & Digital Rights, this pivotal position leads on BT's human and digital rights policy, influencing key stakeholders across the business to ensure BT can effectively mitigate and respond to potential human rights risks and opportunities. This role gives the successful candidate the opportunity to determine and transform BT's stance on, arguably, some of society's most important and pressing issues.

  • Leads human & digital rights internal policy development, embedding this across BT & global subsidiaries
  • Engages with internal and external stakeholders to raise awareness and further develop BT's position and profile on human & digital rights
  • Responsible for researching and evaluating best practice in human and digital rights with the aim to align internally
  • Mitigates BT's risks in relation to human rights, supporting UK & global internal risk reporting

The successful candidate needs to be a human and digital rights expert with significant experience in relevant and associated sectors. You will need to have worked for a global business and be effective at building relationships as well as engaging and influencing stakeholders.

Experience required:
  • Bachelors or master's degree in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • In-depth knowledge of the human & digital rights standards in the UK and other jurisdictions
  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to develop strategic partnerships
  • Excellent Analytical and Communication skills with experience of speaking at external engagements
  • The ability to run complex programmes involving multiple internal and external stakeholders

This is an exceptional and unique opportunity to join an ambitious organisation at a key stage of growth. This role is imperative in ensuring BT is not only conducting "best in class" but is positioned as a leader in the human and digital rights arena. If you have the experience and skills required, please apply today.

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Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Chloe Hunt 0207 400 5576

Job Ref. BBBH8552