The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) is looking to appoint a new Executive Director to commence in Spring 2019.
As we build our strategy for the new EU programming period, we are seeking a high calibre, experienced professional to support the EPF President and Board and to lead the secretariat team. The ideal candidate will be visionary, strategic, and dynamic. S/he will have a profound understanding of running a highly effective membership organisation at European level, as well as a deep commitment to the legitimate role of patients in all policies that affect them. S/he will ensure EPF’s financial sustainability with integrity and tenacity. A talented communicator, s/he will direct and inspire a multi-cultural team based mainly in Brussels and will represent EPF compellingly to the external world. S/he will also nurture important relationships established to date with our interlocutors at both European and national level.
Deadline for applications: 20 January 2019
Full Time, Open-ended contract
The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) was founded in 2003 to be the collective influential patient voice in European health and related policies and a driving force to advance patient empowerment and equitable patient access in Europe.
EPF currently represents 72 members, which are national coalitions of patient organisations and disease-specific patient organisations working at European level. EPF reflects the voice of an estimated 150 million patients living with various chronic diseases throughout Europe.
EPF’s vision for the future is that all patients with chronic conditions in the Europe have access to high quality, patient-centred equitable health and related care.
The EPF strategic goals focus on areas such as health literacy, healthcare design and delivery, patient involvement, patient empowerment, sustainable patients’ organisations and non-discrimination.
More information: www.eu-patient.eu.
Last updated: 11 December 2018
Starting date: Spring 2019
Reports to: EPF President
Location: Chaussée d’ Etterbeek 180, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Line management: Membership & Capacity-Building Manager, Communications Manager, Financial Manager, Senior Programme Manager, Director of Policy
The EPF Executive Director is responsible for advancing the major objectives of EPF, including a growth strategy, in line with its mission. S/he ensures that EPF conforms to the highest standards of integrity, transparency and independence in pursuing its vision. S/he implements policies established by the EPF board. S/he provides leadership, direction and guidance to EPF’s team and activities. S/he represents EPF externally at the highest levels and is the main media spokesperson. S/he is responsible, in cooperation with the board, for fundraising. S/he creates sustainable and effective partnerships with fellow stakeholders to achieve common goals.
The EPF offers a competitive salary, and working conditions, based on experience.
The location of the post is Brussels and will involve some European travel.
Please send a cover letter and CV to email@example.com by 20 January 2019.
The selected candidate should be prepared to start in Spring 2019.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.