Saturday, February 27, 2016

Communication Consultant - European Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation


FACE is looking for a Communications Consultant to join its team in Brussels. This role offers a great opportunity to take charge of communications in a stimulating, high-pressure and focused international non-governmental organisation, integrating all aspects of communications – from content production, to media relations and event management.
We’re looking for an experienced professional with a proven track record in drafting and implementing successful communication campaigns. The ideal candidate should have experience in international communications, ideally with NGOs, businesses or as a journalist, preferably with a knowledge of European affairs. He or she should be passionate about the work we do at FACE and willing to work hard to increase our reach and awareness.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsibility: Deliver FACE’s communications objectives, strengthen the network of Members and partners and support the work of the Secretariat by professionally implementing the FACE communications strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactively and creatively engaging FACE Members and other stakeholders seeking to improve the visibility for FACE;
  • Implementing the communication strategy of FACE;
  • Drafting and editing various FACE publications, including presentations, press releases and news articles;
  • Overseeing content production processes;
  • Update of the FACE website, including content creation;
  • Speech writing and presentation coordination;
  • Handling and drafting of answers to press enquiries;
  • Project management of ongoing work processes with external partners;
  • Assisting in the preparation and conduct of conferences and events;
  • Media monitoring;
  • Daily handling of FACE's social media activities;
  • Supporting the other Teams according to the FACE mission and the objectives of the Work Plan.

Key Skills:

Essential

  • Native English level as well as good working knowledge of German or Italian. Additionally knowledge of French or a Slavic language would be considered a plus;
  • Outstanding writing skills;
  • Excellent understanding of communications for NGOs, including social media;
  • Experience in press/media relations;
  • Project management skills; proven ability to plan, deliver and report;
  • Attention to detail and organisational skills;
  • Creativity; able to think laterally to devise new approaches and activities;
  • Understanding of hunting and/or EU environmental legislation;
  • A good knowledge of IT tools, MS Office, website and social media management, and elements of graphic design;
  • Ability to manage change.

Experience/Qualification

Essential

  • Relevant degree/qualification and or previous experience working in EU affairs and/or environmental issues;
  • Significant experience in a communications role, preferably at EU level;
  • Experience in a management or a team leader’s role;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an international context with organisations from differing backgrounds and varying cultures with tact and diplomacy;
  • Proven experience communicating complex policy issues to multiple audiences.

General

  • The ideal candidate should be familiar, or prepared to become familiar, with all aspects of hunting and sporting shooting with practical experience and participation on an ongoing basis;
  • Willing to work flexibly: occasional flexible hours and/or travel within Europe.
Key Relationships: All staff members, members in 35 countries, wide range of partner organisations both national and international, press and media.

Terms: Full-time, 1 year fixed-term contract
Reports to: Secretary General
How to apply: Please send your CV, a sample of your writing and covering letter to recruitment@face.eu.
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2016.
FACE is the European Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation.
Established in 1977, it represents the interests of Europe’s 7 million hunters as an international non-profit-making nongovernmental organisation (INGO). This makes FACE the largest democratically representative body for hunters in the world and is probably one of the largest European civil society organisations.
FACE Members are national hunters’ associations from 35 European countries including the EU-28. FACE also has 7 Associate Members and has its Secretariat in Brussels.

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