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Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: Competitive salary with substantial benefit package


Established in 1990, Transport & Environment (T&E) is the European Federation of environmental NGOs working on sustainable transport. T&E’s vision is a zero-emission mobility system that is affordable and has minimal impacts on our health, climate and environment. T&E has shaped some of Europe’s most important environmental laws: got the EU to set the world's most ambitious CO2 standards for cars and trucks but also helped uncover the diesel-gate scandal; campaigned successfully to end palm oil diesel; secured a global ban on dirty shipping fuels and the creation of the world's biggest carbon market for aviation - just to name a few.

Credibility is a key asset. T&E, a non-profit organisation and politically independent, combine the power of robust, science-based evidence and a deep understanding of transport with memorable communications and impactful advocacy.

Staff in Brussels, Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Warsaw, Paris and London collaborate with 62 national member and supporter organisations in 25 countries across Europe. All together members and supporters represent more than 3.5 million people.

Purpose of Role

Transport & Environment (T&E) is seeking a strong people´s coordinator, highly motivated and proactive individual to be the link between the six national offices and T&E Brussels Headquarters, coordinating and supporting their work and making sure everyone works as one organization. The National Office Director will be a key player in T&E´s leadership team, acting as a center point of the organization creating a strong symbiosis among headquarters work and national offices, being in charge of representing the national offices but also representing and supporting the Brussels group, streamlining regional and national office work.

This is an exciting role as the organization grows outside of central offices and restructures and requires someone able to grasp the big picture and translate EU-level work into each country’s agenda, supporting and resolving country specific questions. Someone able to strategically coordinate regional and national office agendas, able to understand technical issues, EU policy and European regional and national politics at a general level to be able to define priorities. The ideal candidate will be liaising horizontally between national offices to ensure coherence and efficiency in setting the national work priorities, while at the same time making sure the permanent vertical flow of communication in both directions (national level-EU-level).

The position requires a person who has the ability to coordinate and work with a sparsely located group, making sure they are involved/engaged with central office strategies and fast changing agenda, being a helicopter view strategist who can help them set priorities that best align with T&Es objectives.

The position will work with and build consensus between Brussels central office and 6 national offices (Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Warsaw, Paris and London), forging close cooperation among all.

T&E offers the chance to help shape policies with huge implications for democracy, people and the environment in Europe and across the globe as well as a competitive salary with a substantial package of benefits. The role offers flexibility of location but would strongly benefit from being Brussels located and includes frequent travel to National Offices. T&E is looking for a person who is a strong coordinator, relationship builder, team-player with a can-do attitude.

Primary responsibilities

  • Be the link between the national offices and T&E Brussels and support national offices when needs arise;
  • Have a good technical understanding of all T&E policies, particularly those that are considered a priority;
  • Collaborate with T&E’s policy directors, to ensure a good communication flow between T&E Brussels and national offices, particularly on topics identified as priorities for T&E as a whole. This includes participation in T&E Brussels team meetings, particularly on teams working on topics identified as priorities for T&E as a whole;
  • Coordinate on a regular basis with national offices on communications related tasks, and with communications in T&E Brussels;
  • Work closely with T&E Trends and Analysis team to identify which data can be extracted for our national work;
  • Coordinate nationally specific materials, liaising with T&E Brussels;
  • People-manage all national offices’ experts;
  • Design national office strategy with the ED, establishing priorities for each of the national offices aligned with headquarters. Good eye for spotting political opportunities in each country;
  • Ensure implementation of national offices work programmes;
  • Identify funding opportunities for national offices, in close cooperation with T&E Brussels fundraiser;
  • Visit national offices on a regular basis, including relationships with members/partners;
  • Open new national offices and develop the legal status of existing ones.


This is a leadership position in a dynamic organization, being part of T&E’s leadership team, it is a strategic coordination role for a fast learner, EU policy and politics savvy candidate. The candidate must be a strong peoples person and relationship builder able to support/guide and motivate a remote working group of national offices staff and able to support the National offices complement the work of the members in the federation. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator with previous experience coordinating the work of remote teams with a good eye on spotting political and policy opportunities to add value to central and national offices work.

Essential education and experience

  • A minimum of 5 years leadership experience in strategic coordination in a relevant field;
  • Bachelor´s degree or advanced degree in relatable field;
  • Proven experience in building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders internally and externally including remote staff and coordinating strategies for a team;
  • Experience managing staff and coordinating, motivating, and coaching dispersed teams;
  • Perceptive, fast learner and able to absorb and synthesize new information rapidly;
  • Strong ability to extrapolate information, critically evaluate and strategically set priorities with effective use of limited resources;
  • Experience working with remote located staff and across cultures;
  • Strong persuasive communications and networking skills, able to build constructive relationships, engage and influence partners;
  • Organized and with strong ability to prioritize and help others set the right priorities;
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in English, other European languages would be an asset;
  • Effective interpersonal skills with a facilitative and service-oriented style;
  • Willingness to travel within Europe (c.30% of time depending on location).

Highly desirable skills

  • Knowledge of transport, climate and/or energy sectors is not required, but the candidate needs to be a fast learner able to absorb policy and politics in the sector quickly;
  • Team player with a service-oriented attitude and flexible mindset;
  • Multicultural work experience with liaising on a daily basis between a team whose members are located in different countries;
  • Strong interest in improving the transport and environmental sector;
  • Additional language skills – particularly French, Spanish, Italian, Polish or German.

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach you would bring to the role, along with your CV/resume in English BY EMAIL ONLY, to Karem Armstrong at

Please ensure that documents are sent with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” and state "T&E National Offices Director” in the email subject line. Please let us know, in your covering email, where you found out about the post.

Deadline for applications: Sunday July 5th, 2020.

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Brussels , Belgium
Contract type:
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5-10 Years
Project Management

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