About Positive Money Europe
Positive Money is a think tank and campaign organisation that works to reimagine our money and banking system for the benefit of all and our planet. We are part of a growing and collective force for economic systems change. We have been working in the UK since 2010, Brussels since 2019 and the US since 2021. Our mission is to reform money and banking to build a fair, democratic and sustainable economy. To achieve this we produce groundbreaking research and policy, penetrate the media, influence politicians, and inform and mobilise the public behind people-powered campaigns.
About the role:
Together with our director and junior policy officer, the Senior Policy Officer will be in charge of maintaining and developing our engagement with MEPs, the European Commission, Member State representatives, partner NGOs and other key stakeholders, with the purpose of getting our policy demands reflected in policy decisions. You will keep them informed and strengthen our cooperation with them, including by arranging meetings and public events, talking to journalists, writing blogs, and disseminating our publications. You will quickly become a leader of the policy team and shape its strategy and oversee the work programme execution.
You are an enthusiastic networker and enjoy building relationships with a large number of people. You know how to monitor policies and craft strategies to make change happen inside the EU institutions, while understanding the necessity to combine inside lobbying with outside communication and mobilisation strategies. You are capable of coordinating different projects at the same time, solving problems, stepping in when needed, being hands-on, managing junior staff and enabling others to work with each other effectively.
Positive Money Europe operates with a small team, so you will be able to multitask, juggling different projects simultaneously, while always keeping your focus on how to maximise our impact. Our work can be technical, so you’ll enjoy tailoring messages into fine-tuned policy briefings.
Key responsibilities and main tasks
The Senior Policy Officer will report to the Executive Director.
Essential experience and skills
Our offer includes
The opportunity to join a vibrant influencing team, and play an important role in a small but growing organisation that has a real impact on the European money system debate and that is part of a global network of system change actors.
Contract: The role is for an indeterminate contract (Belgian “contrat à durée indéterminée”) with a 6-month evaluation period.
Start date: February 2023, with flexibility
Salary: €37 000 - 44 000 gross annual salary (full-time starting salary), depending on experience level. Automatic indexation of gross salary to cater for inflation.
Benefits: (pro rata if working less than full time hours)
Holidays: 5 extra legal holidays on top of the 20 statutory holidays for the first year of employment, which can be increased subject to performance
Hours: Full time (38 hours per week, 5 days). Requests for flexible working hours will be considered. The post holder will be expected to work the occasional evening or weekend for time off in lieu.
Location: The role is based at Positive Money Europe’s office at Rue Ducale 67, 1000, Brussels, but there will be occasional opportunities to work from abroad.
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Closing date for applications: Monday January 9th 2023 at 9:00 CET
Interviews will commence the week of January 15th 2023
Interviews can take place in our office or online if required.
Positive Money is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, disability and ethnicity but, as women and Black, Asian and minority ethnic people are currently under-represented within the Positive Money network, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.
Please note that to be considered for this post you must be legally eligible to work in EU / Belgium.
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