Manager, Impacts & Innovations - ISEAL, London

Manager, Impacts & Innovations - ISEAL, London

Position summary

The Impacts & Innovations Manager will be responsible for an evolving portfolio of projects designed to measure and increase impacts and value of sustainability standards.  She/he will also manage collaborative projects on specific sustainability issues such as decent work, gender and living income.  These projects bring together standards and key partners in business, government, and the non-profit sector to find new approaches to addressing critical social and economic sustainability challenges.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the use of metrics for monitoring and evaluation and social aspects of sustainability.


Metrics, measurement, and evaluation 

  • Lead efforts to develop and align sustainability indicators among ISEAL members 
  • Provide technical support to ISEAL projects with measurement and metrics components
  • Serve as staff expert on the ISEAL Impacts Code, providing technical input on compliance reviews and Code revisions
  • Provide technical advice and training to ISEAL members on monitoring and evaluation topics and lead the development of interpretations and guidance 
  • Conduct training workshops and provide tailored services to the ISEAL community and external clients on the Impacts Code, monitoring and evaluation, and theory of change

Project Development and Implementation

  • Provide thematic leadership on specific social and economic sustainability issues and projects
  • Lead implementation of projects, including developing technical content, internal and external coordination, facilitating working groups, supervising consultants, event planning, producing communications outputs, and managing project M&E
  • Represent ISEAL in project-related external events
  • Prepare donor reports, support development of new projects
  • Supervise/line manage project support staff as required

Essential Attributes / Skills /Knowledge

  • Postgraduate degree in any relevant subject or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training
  • Experience in developing and managing grant-funded, collaborative sustainability projects 
  • A strong background in measurement and metrics, through education and experience related to monitoring and evaluation, the development and analysis of sustainability indicators and data, and/or supply chain metrics and measurement  
  • Knowledge and experience with social aspects of sustainability, including decent work, gender and livelihoods, particularly as they relate to natural resource and primary production sectors (e.g. agriculture, mining and minerals, textiles and garments, forestry, manufacturing, etc)  
  • Strong presenting, facilitation  and convening skills and experience in leading collaborative projects and developing partnerships
  • Ability to communicate complex topics in a simple way to a wider more generalist audience, both in writing and through verbal communication
  • Well-organised, with strong process and project management skills and ability to establish priorities and work to deadlines and supervise project consultants and other staff 
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Other Relevant Information:


This is intended as a long term position with an initial contract of one year

Salary band:        

£44,000-50,000 p.a., depending on experience

Working Hours:    

Based on a full time equivalent of 37.5 hours per week. 


Applicants need to provide evidence that they are entitled to work in the UK.  For                                 exceptional candidates, ISEAL may provide assistance with visa applications 




The post holder will be required to undertake regular international travel including                                    overnight stays (approx. 20%)

Annual Leave:      

25 days per annum (including office closure btw Christmas & New Year) 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a current CV and a statement explaining how they meet the selection criteria for the position to 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted, with a view to first interviews in early October – so early submission is recommended We regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

The ISEAL Alliance strives to be an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this process is expected.