Public affairs, regulatory and legal

Senior Human Rights Advisor

Imagine a future where you have a key role in strengthening the human rights management approach in one of the world’s most sustainable companies

Join us in this role where you’ll be deeply involved in the implementation of our human rights approach as a maternity cover for our human rights lead. We want to ensure that we conduct our business in a responsible manner while working towards a world that runs entirely on green energy. This also applies with respect to human rights, where we want to ensure that we meet regulatory requirements, as well as external stakeholder expectations. We have an exciting plan for the upcoming year in terms of implementing our human right management systems in Ørsted which we would like you to be part of.

Welcome to Global Sustainability
You’ll be part of the Sustainability Due Diligence and Compliance team where you, together with your colleagues, will enable the organisation to strengthen its position as a globally recognised sustainability leader. We are part of the Global Sustainability department that offers an international and ambitious working environment comprised of specialists within climate, environmental, social sustainability, and human rights. We continuously engage key stakeholders to understand their sustainability expectations, pushing the bar for corporate sustainability performance.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • implementing our human rights road map designed to meet international human rights expectations as described in international conventions and legislation, such as UNGP, CSDDD, etc.
  • ensuring that our human rights policy commitment is backed up by a strong implementation practice and a solid governance
  • supporting the implementation of our systematic approach to human rights due diligence across our value chain
  • alignment with external stakeholders and investors on our human rights approach
  • developing strong communication initiatives on our human rights approach for internal and external reporting.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • have a strong human rights expertise and knowledge of international human rights standards, frameworks, guidelines, and legislation, such as the UNGPs, core ILO standards, and existing and upcoming human rights legislation
  • know how to manage human rights projects or other complex sustainability projects in a large organisation and how to mobilise the needed support from various internal stakeholder groups
  • possess strategic orientation that allows you to identify human rights trends and stakeholder expectations, translating them into business priorities and short-term actions
  • have strong skills related to managing and reporting on salient human rights issues
  • are well-versed in your communication in oral and written English, can develop convincing top-down analyses, positions, and decision materials, and can adjust your style of communication to the audience.

Maybe you’ve read the above and can see you have some transferable skills, even though they don’t quite match all the points. If you think you can bring something to the team, we still encourage you to apply.

Join a global leader in renewable energy
Ørsted is a growing green energy major and global leader in climate action. With us you’ll play a part in driving change towards a green energy future. You’ll grow your talent in a fast-paced and high-growth industry where you have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop through challenging assignments and industry-leading experts. Here, you can perform in a friendly work environment based on trust, respect, and collaboration.

Shape the future with us
Send your application to us as soon as possible. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we’ve found the right candidate.

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Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.