UNI Europa, is seeking a Director of Communications to: Lead and manage its Communications department.
UNI Europa is the voice of 270 trade unions with 7 million members across Europe. Our office is based in Brussels, Belgium with about 25 staff.
UNI Europa’s strategy is to build power for working people through strong unions and collective bargaining. Our member unions are on frontlines of changes in the world of work from new technologies, globalisation and the emergence of non-standard forms of employment. We have an ambition agenda to shape the future of work.
UNI Europa promote and advocate workers and trade union interests towards EU institutions, governments, employers’ associations and multinational companies. UNI Europa is part of UNI Global Union.
We are looking for an exceptional person in a key role: an all-in-one storyteller, campaign strategist and newshound to ensure each campaign we run uses the media and other public channels for maximum impact.
As our new Director of Communications, you will have a background in activism. You will ensure that UNI Europa has the profile it needs to deliver its campaigning, organising and policy work. You will be a key representative and strategist for UNI Europa and lead with drive, inspiration and collaboration.
Through writing, producing and commissioning multimedia content (videos, podcasts) you will manage the content for UNI Europa communications channels including the website and social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram). You will develop and deliver communications strategies in support of UNI Europa campaigns and organising to reach trade union members, communities and political decision-makers.
Reporting to the UNI Europa Regional Secretary, you will line manage one communications coordinator and be the commissioning manager for external suppliers including designers, videographers, photographers and writers. While this is a senior, strategic role, it is also a hands-on one. You will have the ability to deliver work in collaboration with affiliates and other partners.
The position will require some travelling in Europe.
The successful candidate has:
The following would be an advantage:
UNI Europa offers attractive conditions with a competitive salary and an attractive package of fringe benefits in line with seniority and work experience. This includes complementary hospital insurance and pension scheme. The job requires 20% travel.
Applications to the position must be sent to Veronique Ernould, Director Office Management and Human Resources, at email@example.com with the subject heading "Vacancy – Director of Communications” no later than 19 June 2019 and include:
Interviews are planned to take place in Brussels during late June/early July 2019.
For us to comply with data protection laws, UNI Europa does not retain unsuccessful candidate applications. If you would like to know about future employment opportunities, please visit our employment website where all our vacancies are posted http://www.uniglobalunion.org/about-us/jobs.