Policy Consultant

Cruelty Free Europe
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Mar 11

Position description

Cruelty Free Europe is a new network working to end animal experiments in the European Union. Our vision is a Europe in which no one wants or believes we need to experiment on animals. We believe there is no ethical justification for using animals in experiments.

Our dedicated team are experts in their fields, combining award-winning campaigning, political lobbying, pioneering undercover investigations, scientific and legal expertise and corporate responsibility. Educating, challenging and inspiring others across the globe to respect and protect animals, we investigate and expose the reality of life for animals in laboratories, challenge decision-makers to make a positive difference for animals, and champion better science and cruelty free living.

We are currently expanding our activities at an EU level and we are seeking a Brussels based self-employed consultant to work up to 110 days a year with us, focused on the EU policy environment. We’re looking for one or more consultants who can help us put the right case, at the right time to the right person to influence change.

We would expect you to be able to demonstrate the following skills and personal attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain positive and productive relationships with legislators, decision makers and other organizations in the EU;
  • First class written and verbal presentations skills to effectively present Cruelty Free Europe’s message at the highest levels;
  • Proven commitment to animal protection and the aims and objectives of Cruelty Free Europe;
  • Developed research and analytical skills and the ability to draft briefings, parliamentary questions, letters and amendments as required;
  • An ability to work nimbly and adapt to fast-moving change, take initiative, work independently, and plan to meet challenging deadlines.


  • Excellent understanding of EU institutions and policy-making processes;
  • At least three years’ experience of working with the EU;
  • Demonstrable experience of using parliamentary processes to create change in policy, legislation and practice;
  • Experience of developing and maintaining strong relationships with key opinion formers and decision makers across the political spectrum;
  • Well developed research and analytical skills;
  • Expertise in producing and using high quality documents and briefings.


Application instructions

Our call is open until 22 March. If you are interested in working as a consultant with us, please send a copy of your CV, a writing sample and a some examples of EU policy change in which you have been involved

We plan to talk to potential consultants at the end of March with a view to starting in April/May.

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