Senior Legal Officer - Consumer and Digital Policy

BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation

Senior Legal Officer - Consumer and Digital Policy

BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation

Brussels, Belgium

Full-time indefinite employment contract

BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, is looking for a senior legal officer to reinforce its Legal and Economic Department, in particular on files related to consumer rights in the digital economy, online platforms and the Internet of Things.

The tasks of the position will include:

  • providing intelligence, information and advice to the BEUC secretariat and BEUC member organisations on consumer issues related to EU consumer and digital law and policies;
  • more specifically, supporting BEUC teams in their work on files related to consumer law, platform liability, data economy, product liability and Internet of Things;
  • preparing responses to consultations, position papers and technical briefings on these issues;
  • undertaking EU advocacy work in these fields including representing BEUC and its member organisations in external meetings and at conferences;
  • maintaining and developing contacts with EU officials, Member of the European Parliament, member state national representations and other relevant stakeholders.

The main qualifications we are looking for are:

  • an advanced University degree in Law (a specialisation on consumer law and/or ICT law would be an advantage);
  • at least 5 years of professional experience working on EU consumer and/or digital policies;
  • experience in the application of contract law, tort law and/or consumer law would be an important advantage
  • excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential; knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage;
  • a good working knowledge of the EU institutions;
  • a proven ability to understand, appreciate and explain complex legal questions;
  • a demonstrable interest in new technologies, articulating and defending the consumer interest and ensuring a fair digital transformation of our society;
  • ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • team player; ability to perform under pressure; well organised.

What we offer:

  • A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment within an organisation dedicated to the promotion of the interests of consumers;
  • Networking opportunities with numerous stakeholders and decision makers;
  • A full-time contract with a competitive package (salary, fringe benefits, extra-legal paid leave, flexi-time).

Applications for these positions should be sent by 26 September 2019 by e-mail to apply@beuc.eu with the subject line: Consumer and Digital Senior Legal Officer.

The first round of interviews is expected to take place in the week of 7 October.

Please note that due to the volume of applications expected, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Your application should include the following documents (with your name as title):

  1. A short motivation letter;
  2. A detailed curriculum-vitae;
  3. In a separate file, answers to the following questions:
  • Why would you like to work at BEUC?
    • Briefly explain the main reasons that motivate you to work at BEUC (maximum 150 words).
  • Why should BEUC appoint you?
    • Tell us why you think we should appoint you rather than other candidates (maximum 150 words).
  • What are, according to your analysis, the most important challenges EU consumers currently face in the digital environment and how can EU consumer law address such challenges?
    • Explain (maximum 250 words).

Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.

BEUC is an equal-opportunities employer.

Privacy policy: The personal data we collect during hiring processes is only used for the purposes of carrying out the selection process and is deleted once the process has ended. For shortlisted candidates, we routinely ask for their consent to keep their information for 6 months after the end of the selection process, in case other vacancies that could fit their profile open up.

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