Employment Affairs Officer

Homeworking and Central London
Around £36OOO ( pro rata) depending on number of hours worked + benefits . Either full or part-Gtime
20 Oct 2020
20 Nov 2020
HR Jobs Level
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) 

An opportunity for a high-calibre HR Professional who wishes to help influence the future of a major global industry.


Job Title: Employment Affairs Officer

Salary: Circa £36,000 plus benefits (Pro rata)

Job Type: Initial fixed term contract of 1 year.  Either a Full Time or flexible working approach will be considered to identify an appropriate individual


Location:  Home and City of London as required


Closing Date: Thursday 5 November 2020  


Industry: Global Shipping Industry, Trade Association


The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the global trade association for the maritime transport sector which moves about 90% of world trade.  ICS works closely with its membership of global national shipowners' associations whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world's merchant tonnage. Established in 1921, ICS handles all regulatory and trade policy issues that may affect international shipping, representing the industry at various intergovernmental bodies including the London-based UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva.




The Employment Affairs Officer will work closely with the Director Employment Affairs and the role will involve preparation of documents, industry positions, assistance with research activities and report writing.  The role will also provide general support on a wide range of HR policy related issues and in discussions with the Trades Unions represented by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). The successful candidate will support the work of the ICS Employment Affairs department and its Labour Affairs Committee, which co-ordinates the development of the global industry’s positions on Employment Related issues and their representation at external meetings at bodies such as the ILO, IMO and WHO.  In due course this may involve some international travel.


This would be an ideal second or third post position but substantive knowledge of the shipping industry is not required.  The successful candidate will ideally be a fully qualified CIPD member with a good degree, excellent written English, communication skills and a keen interest in international employment affairs, with an ability to explain complex arguments clearly and concisely, and a willingness to present arguments when required.  The ability to understand a wide range of political, commercial and occasionally technical issues quickly, with a sound HR approach is also necessary, as well as being competent with basic statistics and data analysis. A second language would be advantageous.


A job description with application details can be found on the ICS website from 20th October 2020.   http://www.icsshipping.org/about-ics/ics-vacancies. If applying directly to ICS, applicants should include a C.V. and single page letter of application. These should be forwarded to natalie.shaw@ics-shipping.org .