The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) is looking for a Communications Manager to join its Secretariat in January 2020.
Full Time, Open-ended contract
Deadline for applications: 17 November 2019
Interviews: early December
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.
The Role of Communications Manager
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.
Starting date: January 2020
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: EPF Office, Brussels
1. Communications Strategy:
2. Communications Platform:
3. Communication Activities:
4. Organisational Interface:
Personal Qualities & Attributes:
We will undertake a first stage long-listing assessment process, with successful shortlisted candidates invited to an Assessment Centre (interview, in-tray exercise and written paper) in early December 2019. A formal offer will be made to a successful candidate with a view to taking up the post in early January 2020.
Candidates are asked to submit a CV and single page covering letter to [email protected], clearly setting out their motivation and suitability for the post based upon the outline Job Description and Person Specification. Deadline for applications: 17 November 2019.
The post is offered as a permanent, full-time appointment. Salary range for an appropriately qualified individual with minimum five years' experience will be offered in the band of €3,150 to €3,765. This can be negotiated further for those candidates offering greater experience. The salary 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.
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