Policy Officer

HOSPEEM - European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association

Brussels, Belgium


Purpose of the role:

The Policy Officer will work in the HOSPEEM Secretariat in Brussels, providing support to the Secretary General and HOSPEEM Members to represent efficiently the interests of European hospital employers and to ensure that the organisation runs effectively.

Description of Tasks: 

  • Monitoring EU policy developments and initiatives in the field of health, employment and industrial relations;
  • Drafting briefing notes and HOSPEEM opinions on healthcare employment related issues;
  • Organisation, coordination and planning of HOSPEEM meetings and European Social Dialogue meetings;
  • Coordinating the activities of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital and Healthcare Sector with the Trade Union counterpart EPSU;
  • Cooperating and coordinating with relevant EU stakeholders on healthcare employment related issues (especially the European Commission);
  • Drafting, implementing and reporting of EU funded projects together with the other HOSPEEM staff members;
  • Coordinating with the other HOSPEEM staff members on issues related to the well functioning of the HOSPEEM Secretariat;
  • Communication and correspondence with HOSPEEM members and follow-up;
  • Support the Secretary General on issues arising as directed.


  • University degree in a relevant field;
  • Relevant work experience (at least 2 years);
  • Flexible and pro-active attitude;
  • Good knowledge of EU institutions, European affairs and EU decision making processes;
  • Interest in the healthcare sector;
  • Experience in European Social Dialogue process and industrial relations will be considered an asset;
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential, good knowledge of French, as well as other European languages is a strong asset;
  • Excellent drafting and analytical skills;
  • Good computer skills.

Additional requirements:

The Policy Officer will work under the supervision of the Secretary General of HOSPEEM. On a day-to-day basis the post holder will have to deal with members who are senior managers in the European healthcare sector. This will require diplomatic skills.

Multitasking, flexibility, openness and ability to work independently as well as in team are essential skills required for this post. Very good communication skills are important.

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