Labour Rights Manager

  • 12-month fixed-term contract (ongoing employment after 12 months possible)
  • Full time preferably (possible 4 day/week)
  • Location: Sydney
  • Mix of work from home and office work required
  • Occasional travel required (within Australia).

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a small team in a high impact not-for-profit. Contribute to achieving real improvements in labour conditions for vulnerable workers in the property services industry.

About the Cleaning Accountability Framework (CAF)

CAF is an independent not-for-profit organisation that exists to end the exploitation of vulnerable workers and to promote human rights and responsible business practices in the property services industry.

CAF works with the union, government, academics, and the property services industry to protect and advance the rights of cleaners in Australia, and to address modern slavery risk in supply chains. Specifically, CAF has developed and promotes an industry-agreed standard that applies to property assets and is independently verified by CAF.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Oversee the CAF Certification scheme and implementation of the CAF Certification Strategy
  • Play a leadership support role to the CEO
  • Manage the CAF Certification team, comprising a small team of 3 (compliance officer, worker engagement officer, liaison officer)
  • Oversee the certification database
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Liaise with the marketing and communications team to promote certification activities
  • Provide general oversight of CAF activities, assist with day-to-day operations, and ensure a smoothly functioning and efficient organisation;
  • Other relevant duties as may be required.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in industrial relations, human and/or labour rights practice
  • Postgraduate tertiary qualifications or undergrad qualifications + commensurate professional experience
  • Commitment to upholding workers’ rights.
  • Team management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level project management skills, with the proven ability to provide high-quality project delivery within resource and time constraints.
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills that can be applied to a range of settings, with attention to detail.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including relationship management skills and the proven ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders with competing agendas, handle sensitive issues, and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical skills and/or experience with data analysis/data science

 Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Understanding of responsible procurement, supply chains and/or property services

Remuneration

  • Salary dependent on skills and experience + 12% superannuation + 6 weeks’ annual leave

How to apply

Please submit a current CV (max 1 page) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria max 2 pages). In addressing the selection criteria, your cover letter should include how your experience, abilities, knowledge, and personal qualities would enable you to perform the duties and responsibilities and succeed in the position. Please refer to specific examples from your recent professional history in your response. Submit your application to careers@cleaningaccountability.org.au using the subject line Labour rights manager.

Compliance Officer

  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Location: Sydney
  • Mix of work from home and office work required

This is an exciting opportunity for someone early in their career who wants to step up and contribute to improving labour conditions for vulnerable workers in property services industry. This role is suited to someone who has a keen eye for detail which will enable them to identify human rights breaches and work with our wider Certification team and stakeholder base to resolve them.

About the Cleaning Accountability Framework (CAF)

CAF is an independent not-for-profit organisation that exists to end the exploitation of vulnerable workers and to promote human rights and responsible business practices in the property services industry.

CAF works with the union, government, academics, and the property services industry to protect and advance the rights of cleaners in Australia, and to address modern slavery risk in supply chains. Specifically, CAF has developed and promotes an industry-agreed standard that applies to property assets and is independently verified by CAF.

The CAF Certification Scheme includes a robust assessment of procurement, contract management, and employment practices as part of the application for certification, and a worker-driven supply chain accountability mechanism to promote ongoing compliance throughout the duration of an asset’s certification.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Identify labour rights issues in consultation with the worker engagement officer
  • Assess workplaces, employers and supply chains against the CAF Standard
  • Report on compliance at CAF sites
  • Liaise with businesses in the property services industry, the CAF Certification Panel, the Fair Work Ombudsman, and the union on labour rights issues
  • Managing the CAF compliance database, applications and files
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders regarding ongoing compliance processes;
  • Provide general oversight of CAF activities, assist with day-to-day operations, and ensure a smoothly functioning and efficient organisation;
  • Other relevant duties as may be required.

Essential selection criteria

  • 2-3 years’ experience in a relevant domain
  • Undergraduate tertiary qualifications
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good understanding of and interest in labour rights
  • High level project management skills, with the proven ability to provide high-quality project delivery within resource and time constraints
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including relationship management skills and the proven ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders with competing agendas, handle sensitive issues, and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong research skills and/or experience with data analysis/data science

Desirable selection criteria

  • Understanding of responsible procurement, supply chains and/or property services

Remuneration

Salary range, dependent on skills and experience:

  • $70,000 – $80,000 (base salary)
  • 12% superannuation + 6 weeks’ annual leave

How to apply

Please submit a current CV (max 1 page) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria max 2 pages). In addressing the selection criteria, your cover letter should include how your experience, abilities, knowledge, and personal qualities would enable you to perform the duties and responsibilities and succeed in the position. Please refer to specific examples from your recent professional history in your response. Submit your application to careers@cleaningaccountability.org.au using the subject line Compliance officer.

We’re always looking for talent

Passionate about labour rights? Interested in working with us? Introduce yourself to the team now: careers@cleaningaccountability.org.au