Communications Officer (m/f/d)

  • Brussels, Belgium


  • Vollzeit

    Job Level

  • Arbeitsbeginn : 01.10.2022


  • Bewerbungsfrist : 09.09.2022


Join ACR+, the Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management!

The Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) is an international network of around 100 members with the shared aim of promoting circular economy on territories, including the sustainable consumption of resources and the management of waste through prevention at source, reuse, recycling and, as a last priority, energy recovery.

ACR+ membership mainly consists of local and regional public authorities as well as national networks of local authorities representing more than 1100 municipalities around Europe (EU-27, UK + candidate countries) and neighbourhood policy countries.

ACR+ endeavours to:

  • Develop the expertise of public authorities and support them in their transition towards circular economy;
  • Encourage practical action in waste and sustainable resource management;
  • Anticipate new developments and future challenges facing local and regional authorities;
  • Promote the creation of partnerships to develop eco-efficient solutions;
  • Encourage harmonization of concepts, definitions and standards.

For more information about ACR+:

ACR+ is recruiting a Communications officer.

The successful candidate will be part of the ACR+ Secretariat team in Brussels, reporting to the Secretary General and Project Managers.

Key Tasks and responsibilities

The position will involve a range of activities focusing on internal and external communication tasks of the association as well as communication tasks around different ACR+ projects. The successful candidate will also be involved in preparing ACR+ publications and reports, as well as have an opportunity to take part in different thematic events.

It includes the following:

  • Managing of ACR+ website and proactive role in proposing improvements for these websites in collaboration with the communications manager;
  • Managing social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Youtube, LinkedIn);
  • Acting as technical support for ACR+ publications and for the realisation of online and offline events promoted by ACR+ directly or through ongoing projects;
  • Drafting ACR+ weekly newsletter, and ACR+ quarterly updates;
  • Monitoring news, events and projects focusing on circular economy and sustainable resource management;
  • Supporting the implementation of various projects dissemination plans in collaboration with the project managers, by drafting news and press releases, keeping social media profiles updated and keeping active dialogue and communication activities of online and offline thematic working groups amongst others.

Profile requirements

Education and experience:

  • University degree in communication or with relevant knowledge or experience in communication and environmental topics;
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience in communication required;
  • Experience of EU funded projects or project management is an asset.


  • Perfectly fluent in English (native speaker or equivalent), good command of French, any other language an asset.

Computer skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook);
  • Knowledge in graphic design and web management.

Other skills:

  • Excellent drafting and oral communication skills;
  • High interest in ACR+ themes and activities;
  • Good knowledge of social media, interest in website management;
  • Good communication skills (oral and written);
  • Organised working style, detail-oriented, pro-active attitude;
  • Ability to work in a team as well as autonomously.

Terms and Conditions

  • Place of work: ACR+ Brussels secretariat, Brussels, Belgium. Frequent short trips abroad may be required as part of the management of EU funded projects;
  • Expected starting date: October 2022;
  • Full time job under permanent contract; economic conditions are defined according to the candidate’s level of seniority and experience. Additional benefits include 13th month pay, luncheon vouchers and flexible work arrangements.


To apply, send a one-page CV and a cover letter to Marie Cardon (, before 09 September 2022.

A selection procedure including a screening of CVs, interviews and tests and a final evaluation by ACR+ Secretary General will be organised for the shortlisted candidates.

Please note that applications will be screened as they come. Thus, the position might be closed before the closing date. We strongly invite you to send your applications as soon as possible.

Due to the large number of applications we receive for each posting, we are unable to provide feedback on all applications. Only complete application will be accepted, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Veröffentlicht am: 20.07.2022