Human Rights Manager - Food

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 10/08/2022


Human Rights Manager - Food

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

Everyone is entitled to have their human rights and freedoms respected, whoever they are and wherever they live and work.  But it’s something we don’t take for granted. 
Our responsibility to respect human rights goes beyond our colleagues and our customers. It also includes the communities we operate in and the people who work throughout our supply chains, where the risks to those rights and freedoms are greatest and can be systemic. Addressing these risks means getting to the root causes and collaborating with colleagues, suppliers, other retailers, trade unions, NGOs, governments and other industry experts.
That’s why our human rights strategy - rated top of Oxfam’s Supermarket Scorecard for the 4th year running - needs human rights experts that can lead not just our business but our industry too. 
If that sounds like you, we want to hear from you.  We have an exceptional opportunity to join our human rights team focusing on our global food supply chains.   

The hiring managers for this vacancy are Eric Anderson and Sophie Cochrane.

You will be responsible for

  • Leading the delivery of our human rights strategy in key areas to tackle human rights risks in our business operations and supply chains.  Key areas may focus around priority product categories (such as tea or seafood), high-risk geographies (such as South East Asia), or high-risk indicators (such as living wage gaps).
  • Ensuring robust due diligence on human rights risks and remediation of adverse impacts, aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights.
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to better identify and understand human rights risks and to develop solutions to mitigate and manage those risks.
  • Engaging colleagues and suppliers to meet our human rights policy requirements (aligned to the Ethical Trading Initiative's base code).
  • Responding to enquiries from media, Non-Governmental Organisations, investors and other key stakeholders as a subject matter expert on human rights issues
  • Representing Tesco at external events and through multi-stakeholder initiatives to drive our human rights strategy and help gain recognition for Tesco as a trusted business leader in respecting human rights.

You will need

Experience relevant for this job:

  • Experience of human rights / labour standards / International Development programmes in a commercial context
  • Managing complex business change projects with strong influencing/collaboration skills
  • Multi-stakeholder working with external stakeholders (NGOs, trade unions, media)
  • Line management

Operational skills relevant for this job:

  • Building relationships and networking
  • Influencing multiple stakeholders
  • Project management
  • Communication, listening and facilitation skills
  • Innovation and creative thinking
  • Dealing with complexity and problem solving

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays).
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay.
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home.
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want.

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues.

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you. Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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