Communications and Membership Officer

EMSP - European Multiple Sclerosis Platform

Brussels, Belgium

EMSP is looking for a Communications and Membership Officer to drive consistent, effective and innovative communication towards members, partners and external stakeholders; and to stimulate and coordinate EMSP's membership involvement and facilitate capacity-building activities for its members.

The Communications and Membership Officer will be leading EMSP’s communications and marketing activities

  • In liaison with the Managing Director, to plan and implement EMSP’s Communications and Marketing Strategy;
  • To coordinate and deliver EMSP communications material including newsletters, epublications, annual reports, press releases;
  • To plan, coordinate and deliver all communication work from ongoing projects, supported by the rest of the team, and in close alignment with other communication experts and project partners;
  • To manage and contribute to the improvement of EMSP website and project related website, in liaison with the IT coordinator;
  • To pro-actively identify new opportunities, on how/where/when to communicate to key stakeholders about EMSP projects and to provide expertise to other team members as needed;
  • To provide communications support for EMSP events, meetings, seminars and exhibitions, including writing conference reports;
  • To ensure strong and strategic presence of EMSP on social media (including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) but potentially also other channels.

Coordinating EMSP membership will consist in

  • In liaison with the Managing Director, planning and implementing EMSP Membership strategy;
  • Coordinating the network of communications officials of EMSP’s member organisation;
  • Supporting broad membership outreach & review and organise capacity-building seminars and workshops for member organisations.



  • University degree in Communication and/or Marketing or Journalism or any related field;
  • At least three-year communication/marketing experience planning and carrying out a comprehensive range of communications activities including press and PR, website content development, social media campaigns publications and internal and external communications coordination, ideally with some experience gained in EU-projects and/or the not-for-profit sector;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; any other European languages are a plus;
  • Experience in projects facilitation and ability to solicit opinions and feedback from groups with diverse perspectives to reach common solutions;
  • Demonstrable IT and self-servicing capability including confident use of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and social media platforms;
  • Strong organisational skills and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Availability to travel across Europe.


  • Knowledge and experience of how a membership-based NGO operates;
  • Demonstrable experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Team player, creative with a structured approach. Willingness to go the extra mile and embrace new ideas.


In addition to a great working environment within a nice team…

Salary: Between 2,500 to 2,700 EUR monthly gross salary depending on experience

Term of appointment: one year contract renewable (starting in September 2017)

Hours of work: 37,5 hours per week

Other benefits: Package including lunch vouchers, transportation costs and pension insurance


To apply follow the link here by the 30th July 2017 at the latest. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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