EU Communications Advisor

Global Witness
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Mar 23

Position description

Are you passionate about protecting our planet? Do you have the skills and creativity to communicate this challenge – and the solutions – to the European Union and its citizens?

About Global Witness

For over 25 years, Global Witness has fought to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites. Through bold and hard-hitting investigations, campaigning, and advocacy, we have catalysed change across the world to challenge the systems that enable these harms.

Our work is needed now more than ever.

For us to succeed, we need to embody the principles we fight for, strive for greater cohesion, solidarity, and inclusion internally and across civil society and stay ahead of the curve by learning from allies and other social and political movements that share our mission.

Only together can we protect one another and the planet to build a better, more just future.

About the role

We’re looking for a Communications expert to work with our EU facing teams, to protect our climate from toxic fossil fuel companies, with a specific focus on fossil gas.

You’ll be responsible for helping to shape our communication strategy throughout the European Union and supporting the implementation of that strategy. Working closely with our campaigners in Brussels, and our US/UK based communications team, your tasks will involve drafting press releases, meeting journalists, identifying opportunities for us to engage with the salient stories of the day, as well as supporting campaigners to make sure their work is heard.

You’ll be a creative individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Collaborative by nature, you’ll work with campaign and policy colleagues to define objectives, consider audiences and choose the right communication channels to get the best possible campaign results.

You’ll also have an excellent understanding of the Brussels media landscape, including some well-established journalist contacts, as well as experience of engaging with other EU-based stakeholders.

The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and allies is critical in this role, so you must thrive in an environment where you frequently work with others to achieve impact.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. During the pandemic, we are all working remotely and have the flexibility to continue to work remotely until the end of 2021.

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 23 days holiday (exc. Public holidays), healthcare insurance and flexible and agile working arrangements.

This role is based in Brussels. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Brussels.


Application instructions

Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and a one page cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the Person Specification to [email protected] by 5pm Monday 12 April.

Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: EU Communications Advisor and please use the following file name protocol for your CV and cover letter: First Name_Last Name_CV and First Name_Last Name_CoverLetter.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview please let us know.

This is clearly an extraordinary time but we are committed to making this as easy as possible for candidates. Interviews will take place virtually and someone from the Global Witness interview panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.

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