Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Friday, 9 January 2015

A job for L.I.F.E.

L.I.F.E. is a recently formed european organisation established to represent the interests of the Low Impact Fishers of Europe. Its mission is to achieve conditions in which fishing is performed in a sustainable manner and small-scale low impact fishermen and women in Europe can maximise their social and economic viability.

L.I.F.E is setting up an office in Brussels and is seeking an experienced and highly motivated candidate to lead the Policy and Communications work in the demanding political environment of Brussels and also manage its EU office.
The main duties and responsibilities will involve working closely with and deputising for the Executive Director, contributing to and implementing the political and communications strategy of L.I..F.E, building the profile of the organisation in Brussels, liaising with EU Institutions and Media, advocacy on behalf of members, producing policy documents, political and media briefings and managing the office and staff.

The Deputy Director will report to the Executive Director.

The successful candidate will have:
  • Proven experience of political advocacy and communications with the ability to identify political opportunities and achieve change.
  • Knowledge of the EU Institutions and their working practices
  • A clear understanding of the politics of fishing together with an equal understanding of marine environmental issues as they affect fishing and vice versa.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An academic qualification
  • Proficiency in English and French;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Budgetary and staff management skills
  • Willingness to work unsocial hours and travel as required
Employment conditions:

- Remuneration: between 50K€ and 60K€ annual gross salary depending on experience.
- Post to commence as soon as possible
- This is a fixed-term appointment for an initial period of one year
- Location: Brussels, Belgium

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV in English along with a covering letter to:  A copy of the full job and person specification is available on request from the same e-mail address and has been posted on the LIFE Facebook page: Facebook page
CLOSING date for applications:  Sunday 11th January 2014