Policy Coordinator on Social Dialogue, Economic Policy and Governance

European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 28

Position description

The European Trade Union Committee for Education represents 127 education trade unions in Europe from 51 countries with approximately 11 million members, vis-à-vis the EU policymaking institutions in Brussels, the Council of Europe, and other European organisations. The main work of ETUCE relates to education and labour-market policies in Europe. In addition, the organisation plays an important role in supporting and coordinating the international cooperation among its member organisations in the EU/EFTA countries and its member organisations in other parts of Europe. ETUCE is the European Region of Education International (EI). It is a Social Partner organisation at European level and a European Trade Union Federation within the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

The position

The Policy Coordinator is primarily responsible for the implementation of the work programme and development of initiatives at European level in the areas of Social Dialogue, Economic Policy and Governance as well as the coordination and support of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Education. The Coordinator’s work consists of developing policies and organising activities for ETUCE member organisations in the specific policy field, carrying out EU funded projects as well as organising webinars and conferences within the area of responsibility. This position includes the specific focus of monitoring and following-up on the European and national recovery policies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in education, with a view to inform the development of ETUCE’s policy in this area. The work aims to create practical results and actions to influence and gain the support of member organisations as well as European and national policy-makers and other actors in education. The position includes the responsibility to represent ETUCE at events and meetings with European-level institutions and organisations. Assisting in the implementation of ETUCE’s policy on Social Dialogue, Economic Policy and Governance, the Policy Coordinator reports to the European Director. In non-pandemic times ETUCE organises conferences and other activities abroad, the position entails frequent travelling to European destinations.

Key responsibilities

  • monitoring the developments in relation to Social Dialogue, Economic Policy and Governance and related issues;
  • facilitating the European Sectoral Social Dialogue in Education and relations to the European Federation of Education Employers - EFEE;
  • analysing the EU Economic Policies and Economic Governance from an education trade union perspective;
  • analysiing EU labour market policies from an education trade union perspective and employment riectives relevant for teachers and other education personnel;
  • analysing privatisation and commercialization trends relevant for teachers and other education personnel;
  • assisting the ETUCE Secretariat in the general work with member organisations;
  • drafting policy papers for the statutory bodies;
  • assisting in the preparation and follow-up of conferences, seminars, and other meetings;
  • facilitating the work of ETUCE and its member organisations regarding trade union renewal in the education sector;
  • representing ETUCE at relevant organisations, events and conferences.

Required Education and Employment Background

  • University degree in a relevant discipline or its equivalent;
  • Sound experience and a strong interest in working with the relevant areas of education trade union policies, including Social Dialogue, Economic policy and Governance and Trade Union Renewal;
  • Relevant experience, or a strong interest in European trade union policies;
  • Relevant experience in project management;
  • Excellent level of written and oral English;
  • Good command of French; Spanish, German and/or Russian are an asset;
  • Excellent communication skills, including knowledge of political communication;
  • Sound media literacy and computer skills.

The ETUCE Secretariat in Brussels is a relatively small secretariat, valuing an informal working atmosphere, close teamwork, and a high level of excellence in its work.

Application instructions

An attractive salary and conditions of service package are to be provided in accordance with the ETUCE/Staff Collective Agreement. Health and travel insurances are provided.

Applications including a cover letter and CV as well as a portfolio with supporting material of the candidate’s experience must be submitted by 07 June 2021.

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