Head of Communications and Events Division (m/f/d)

  • Brussels, Belgium


  • Vollzeit

    Job Level

  • Arbeitsbeginn : Ab sofort


  • Bewerbungsfrist : 08.09.2022


Salary: €9 143 per month (gross)
Contract Type: Renewable fixed term contract
Reference: Vacancy Notice n° e31/2022
Deadline for applications: 08/09/2022

Do you want to pursue a meaningful career in a dynamic organisation with a positive international impact on public health? Do you have what it takes to lead the implementation of both the EDQM’s communication strategy and a programme of successful events? Do you have a professional communications background and experience, ideally in a scientific, health or regulatory setting? Do you possess the skills and experience required to identify and take advantage of opportunities and increase and improve our online presence and social media impact? Do you have the managerial skills to motivate and co-ordinate the Division’s staff members, manage the activities of the Division and take responsibility as a member of the EDQM management team? If so, our job offer may be the right opportunity for you.

Main responsibilities of the job:

As Head of Division, you will be:

  • providing leadership and operational management for the communications and stakeholder engagement activities and playing an active role in the EDQM management team, including leading or contributing to strategic or cross-functional projects; fostering co-operation and effective synergies;
  • leading, motivating and co-ordinating the Division’s staff members and managing their activities and the use of other resources; setting objectives, monitoring progress and evaluating the results obtained whilst promoting efficacy, highquality outputs and a results-oriented ethic; encouraging professional development and a culture of excellence;
  • overseeing the delivery of activities in support of the current communication strategy, objectives and key messages, reviewing and developing them where necessary;
  • developing and enhancing the EDQM’s visual identity, growing and nurturing the EDQM’s audiences and relevant contacts across the specialist media landscape;
  • advising and working cross-functionally with other EDQM entities to devise and roll out communications materials, campaigns and projects in order to present the EDQM’s work with compelling content across multiple platforms;
  • co-ordinating the production of high quality, impactful events, conferences and training courses for stakeholders, including identifying target audiences and potential event partners; equipping staff to deliver up-to-date messages and presentations;
  • ensuring an effective risk management strategy is in place for all activities relating to communications and stakeholder relations, including developing and implementing crisis communication plans;
  • establishing and implementing EDQM document management and archives policies and procedures in relation to document management, archiving, storage, and digitisation; maintaining regular relations with other Council of Europe entities and other international organisations in order to implement relevant, common and harmonised approaches to record management, archives and documentation;
  • overseeing the EDQM scientific library ensuring a diverse and relevant range of materials is made available to users.

What we are looking for

As a minimum, you must:

  • hold a higher education degree or qualification equivalent to a master’s degree (2nd cycle of the Bologna process framework of qualifications for the European Higher Education Area) in media or communications;
  • have a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in media or communications in a similar role, preferably obtained within a scientific, health or regulatory environment;
  • have significant relevant management experience;
  • have a very good knowledge of one of the two official languages of the Council of Europe (English) and good knowledge of the other (French);
  • be a citizen of one of the 46 member States of the Council of Europe;
  • be under 65 years of age at the closing date of this vacancy notice.

Demonstrate to us that you have the following competencies:

  • Professional and technical expertise:-knowledge of finance & budget procedures;
    – knowledge of finance & budget procedures;
    – experience managing successful events;
    – excellent writing and communications skills, with the ability to condense and translate technical information into compelling and accurate key messages.
  • Management of teams
  • Leadership
  • Results orientation
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Teamwork and co-operation
  • Service orientation
  • Creativity and innovation

These would be an asset:

  • Professional and technical expertise:
    – experience of running virtual and hybrid events;
    – experience of managing large teams.
  • Relationship building
  • Organisational and contextual awareness
  • Resilience

What we offer:

  • the opportunity to contribute to delivering high quality medicines in Europe and beyond;
  • an attractive, income tax-free salary¹ and benefits package, including health insurance and additional benefits such as family and expatriation allowances (as appropriate);
  • minimum 32 working days’ leave per year and a flexible approach to teleworking;
  • a range of learning and development opportunities, including technical training, a structured induction plan and access to over 70 online courses;
  • a real cultural melting pot with over 20 nationalities working at the EDQM, located in the European quarter of Strasbourg.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are a citizen of one of the 46 member states of the Council of Europe, please submit your application using our online recruitment website.

Apply here!

Veröffentlicht am: 05.08.2022