Sustainable Aviation Policy Officer

Transport & Environment
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jul 15

Position description

Transport & Environment (T&E) is Europe's leading clean transport campaign group. We combine the power of robust evidence and a deep understanding of the transport sector with compelling communications and impactful advocacy. Created in 1990, we have shaped some of Europe’s most important environmental laws regulating the emissions of cars, trucks, ships and planes, and we play a major role in shaping transport policy throughout the continent. Our people work across Europe: our staff in Brussels, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Madrid and London collaborate with our 60 member and supporter groups to achieve our mission.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our aviation team, focused on supporting the team in its work to accelerate the transition towards zero emission aviation in Europe. The position requires a person with knowledge of EU policy-making, interest in climate policies, strong organisation and writing and the ability to work effectively in a team and meet challenging deadlines.

We offer the chance to help shape policies with huge implications for the future of the aviation industry and the environment – in Europe and across the globe.

The role will involve:

  • Supporting major policy campaigns of the aviation team, including pricing, alternative fuels and low carbon alternatives and working closely with T&E’s trends & analysis and communications teams;
  • Drafting policy papers, preparing presentations, organising and participating in meetings with policy & wider stakeholders, assisting in organisation of policy workshops and other key campaign milestones;
  • Building and maintaining good contact with policy-makers, researchers and T&E networks working on the ground across Europe;
  • Coordinating and liaising with T&E national network and members across Europe on aviation campaigns;
  • Commissioning and delivering impactful research tailored to the needs of the aviation campaign;
  • Supporting the team in delivering on major projects, including reporting and project management responsibilities.


  • Two to five years of relevant experience in either the aviation sector, EU advocacy or governance. In exceptional cases we can consider the candidacy with shorter work experience;
  • The ability to absorb and understand technical, economic and legal language, to independently develop new technical, economic or legal arguments and evidence and use them to convince key stakeholders;
  • A solid grasp of the EU political system and the role of the EP and member states in EU decision making;
  • Strong interpersonal, as well as good communication and presentation skills;
  • The ability to understand and communicate complex issues clearly and with impact;
  • A positive, can-do attitude with high work autonomy levels.

The position will be primarily based in Brussels but would involve frequent travel to key European capitals. The working language is English (which is essential), while fluency in other languages is desirable.

T&E will offer you a competitive salary in line with your experience and expertise; extensive benefits and exceptional flexibility.

Equally importantly, if you join T&E you’ll have the opportunity to devote your professional energy and creativity to the resolution of one of mankind’s greatest challenges.

Application instructions

A more flexible working schedule can be discussed. T&E is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply, please complete the application form (downloadable here) and send it together with a copy of your CV and a one-page cover letter to [email protected], clearly demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria. The email subject line should state “Aviation Policy Officer”.

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday August 10th 2020. First-round interviews are scheduled to be held in late August by videoconference. A second round of interviews will follow shortly after. The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible.

T&E anticipates a high number of applications and only shortlisted candidates for the first round of interviews will be contacted.

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