EU Advocacy and Communications Assistant

Practice Area: Public Policy

Location: Brussels


We are an international business communications consultancy – a partnership – specialists in reputation, influence & engagement. We work with our clients to ignite multiple & complex audiences through deep insight, expert storytelling & creative delivery. We employ over 450 people across Europe, Asia, Africa, North America & the Middle East, acting for over 850 clients across the globe, from large quoted multi-national corporations to SMEs just starting out on their journey

 

Role Overview:

We are currently recruiting an “EU Advocacy and Communications Assistant” to join our Brussels Public Policy team to start in January. The position is remunerated (under a convention d‘immersion professionnelle contract) and is for an initial 6 months period subject to extension. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support to the team by researching and monitoring political issues and implementing external communications projects.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research on policy issues and regulatory structures
  • Drafting reports, providing summaries, updating legislative databases
  • Contacting institutional officials
  • Attending conferences and events to network and report back
  • Executing and monitoring event registration, including preparation of event invitations, sending and follow-up
  • Supporting the implementation of external communications projects
  • Assist in drafting the new content and editorial strategy
  • Administrative tasks (answering phones, welcoming guests, supporting Office Manager)

 

Skills & Experience:

  • Academic background in European studies/political science / international relations Social Sciences or any other relevant field
  • Prior internship experience with an EU institution / consultancy / trade association is an advantage
  • Excellent research and communication skills
  • Proficiency in English and at least in one other EU official language (preferably Spanish, German, Polish, Swedish)
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Perfect command of Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Graphic design skills and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, as well as knowledge of CMS (WordPress in particular), will be considered a strong asset

 

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong motivation to learn and work in European Public Affairs
  • Awareness of political parties, major political issues and their dynamics in the EU and its Member States
  • Well-organised, sociable and pro-active attitude

 

Other Information:

  • Contract Information: Full time, Fixed term contract initially for 6 months (37.5 hours per week worked during normal business hours).
  • Right to Work Requirements: The role holder must have the right to work in Brussels.

 

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  • Move Fast – We anticipate change and respond quickly;
  • Always Connect – We combine skills, experience and perspectives that unite people and organisations; and
  • Keep it real – We are open, fair and authentic, always listening and understanding before we respond.

 

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