BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, is looking for for a legal officer to reinforce our work on consumer rights, redress, and enforcement. The position will focus on improving the enforcement of consumer rights across the EU by supporting BEUC’s and our members’ activities. The work will have a specific focus on collective redress and representative actions across Europe.
The tasks of the position will include:
- Various tasks in the area of collective redress/representative actions (including among other things research, exchanges with various stakeholders, preparation of meetings);
- Co-ordinating enforcement activities by our members, in consumer protection law but also in other fields;
- Contribute to BEUC’s work in the field of EU consumer law with drafting positions papers and actively engaging in our campaigns.
The main qualifications we are looking for are:
- Master degree in law;
- At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in a position related to EU/national law, ideally with knowledge on EU consumer and market law;
- Previous expertise or knowledge in litigation is an asset;
- Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential; good knowledge of written and spoken of another European language an asset;
- Very good communication skills;
- Good knowledge and understanding of consumer policy and legislation is an asset;
- Experience in co-operating with an EU wide network and/or project management is an asset;
- Experience with working in a public enforcement authority or law firm is an asset;
- Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds;
- Team player: ability to perform under pressure; well organised.
What we offer:
- A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment within an organisation dedicated to promoting consumer interests;
- Networking opportunities with numerous organisations and decision makers;
- A full-time contract with a competitive package (salary, fringe benefits, extra-legal paid leave, flexitime).
Applications for the position should be sent by 26 November by e-mail to email@example.com with subject line: Legal Officer - Redress and Enforcement.
A first round of interviews will take place as from the week of 4 December.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Your application should include the following documents:
- A short motivation letter;
- A detailed curriculum-vitae;
- In a separate file, answers to the following questions:
- Why would you like to work at BEUC? Briefly explain the main reasons that motivate you to work at BEUC, using maximum 150 words;
- Why should BEUC appoint you? Tell us why you think we should appoint you rather than other candidates, using maximum 150 words;
- What are in your views the main challenges experienced by consumer groups when brining collective redress actions? using maximum 150 words.
Any incomplete application will be disregarded.
BEUC is an equal-opportunities employer.
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