The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) is looking for a Communications Manager to join its Secretariat in September 2019.
Full Time, Open-ended contract
Deadline for applications: 22 July 2019
Interviews: early August
The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) was founded in 2003 to bring the patient perspective into European health policy, to increase the capacity and capability of the patient community to exercise voice, and through its involvement in European projects to help deliver patient focussed healthcare. More information: www.eu-patient.eu.
EPF is looking to appoint a new Communications Manager to lead the Communications function at EPF. Working with the Senior Management Team, EPF Board, wider Secretariat Team and a Communications Officer, you will be responsible for developing a new Communications Strategy, which will be incorporated into a wider EPF Strategic Development Plan. It is likely that the Strategy will facilitate the establishment of a new communications portal alongside the development of individual programmes linking to each of the three principal areas of EPF activity.
The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, well versed in the use of a range of communication tools, who is able to work within a complex and rapidly evolving environment with a broad range of stakeholders and stakeholder groups. With significant prior experience working in a communications environment, the candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of patient empowerment within a European health systems context.
We will undertake a first stage longlisting assessment process, with successful shortlisted candidates invited to an Assessment Centre (interview, in-tray exercise and written paper) in early August. A formal offer will be made to a successful candidate with a view to taking up the post in early September.
Candidates are asked to submit a CV and single page covering letter to email@example.com, clearly setting out their motivation and suitability for the post based upon the outline Job Description and Person Specification. Deadline for applications: 22 July 2019.
The post is offered as a permanent, full-time appointment. Salary will be dependent on an assessment of the skills and experience of the successful applicant and will be coupled with various benefits (lunch vouchers of 8 euros/day), transportation costs within Brussels region, health care (hospitalisation and ambulatory care) and pension insurance.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 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.
Starting date: September 2019
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: EPF Office, Brussels