The European Environmental Bureau
a network of 180 environmental citizens’ organisations
is recruiting a full-time
Senior Communications & Press Officer for Chemicals
Are you passionate about making a difference during a transformative time for protecting people and the environment from hazardous chemicals? Do you subscribe to our values?
The European Environmental Bureau might have just the right job for you.
Toxic pollution, alongside of climate change and biodiversity loss, is one of the main planetary threats we are facing. Yet, in today’s political agenda-setting, toxic chemicals remain largely understated.
The European Commission’s publication of the ‘Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability’, signals its zero-pollution ambition and commitment to the European Green Deal. The momentum and political will is there for us to design the transformative agenda we need to mainstream chemical pollution – and you can help.
As part of the EEB’s Communications Team, you will use your communications expertise to support the policy officers working on chemical pollution in reaching their policy and project objectives. You will do so by translating scientific and policy language into impactful narratives and ensuring that the intended audiences are reached. The EEB has created a new chemicals communications network that gather communications officers from a broad number of NGOs and tries to boost the communications impact of our NGOs network. Our communications work on chemical pollution places a special emphasis on media relations, reactive communications approaches, and the building of partners and allies.
We are therefore seeking a talented and committed senior communications officer who will be based at the EEB office in Brussels and be part of a dynamic and expanding communications team.
The EEB is the largest and most inclusive network of environmental citizens’ groups in Europe. We are also the only one that works on such a broad range of issues. We campaign for progressive policies to create a better environment in the European Union and beyond.
Following the framework provided by the Communications Team, support our work on chemicals by:
To help the policy team on chemicals achieve their objectives, you will:
Please send your CV, a cover letter explaining your motivation to apply for this position and the response to the task below to email@example.com. The subject line of your email must clearly state: ‘Senior Communications Officer (Chemicals)’. The deadline for applications is 2 April 2023.
What do you think is needed to achieve this goal and that political parties prioritise chemical pollution as a major issue and include in their political agenda an ambitious chemicals law reform that reduces the proliferation of hazardous chemicals in our environment? (max. 300 words)
Location: As our contracts fall under Belgian law, the candidate must commit to being officially registered in Belgium and working most of the time from our office in Brussels. This currently entails structural teleworking (with at least 1 day in the office per week depending on the position).
Deadline for Application: 2 April 2023
Proposed starting date: As soon as possible
Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to limited staff resources and numbers of CVs anticipated, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
The EEB is an equal-opportunities and family-friendly employer. We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates.
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