Climate Action Network Europe is looking for a Head of Communications

Offre publiée le
06/11/2019 .

Présentation :

Climate Action Network Europe is looking for a
Head of Communications

CAN Europe, Europe's largest coalition working on climate and energy issues, is currently seeking an experienced and dynamic Head of Communications to join our team in Brussels.  This position will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to be at the center of the largest movement for global change that will affect people and the planet for centuries to come.

Required Educational/professional qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience, preferably in journalism/press or media relations;  
  • University degree or equivalent qualification preferably in communications, journalism or public relations;   
  • Working knowledge of EU institutions and processes, and in particular of climate, energy and environment policy;  
  • Journalism or media training considered an asset;
  • Native level written and spoken English; additional EU languages considered an asset.

Preferred/desirable qualifications

  • Experience of working with NGO’s
  • Knowledge or experience with coal campaigning
  • Experience, skills and abilities
  • Experience writing, editing and proofreading, with a proven ability to manage the production of various types of high quality print and digital media products;  

Experience in line management of a small team

  • Knowledge of, and existing base of contacts with European news media desirable;
  • Demonstrable experience of using digital and social media to achieve campaign/advocacy objectives;  
  • Ability to prioritise and manage diverse tasks, meeting deadlines while maintaining high editorial standards;     
  •  Experience of working in a network; internal communication skills desirable;   
  •  A good team player coupled with ability to be self-reliant and self-disciplined, and use one’s own initiative and to generate new communication ideas;  
  •  Solid grounding in Microsoft Office applications.

Main duties will include:

  • Responsible for external communications;
  • Writing, editing and dissemination of press releases and other documents, responding to media enquiries;  
  •  Organising production and editing of paper and digital publications; liaising with policy officers to generate online web articles;   
  •  Manage content and updates to the website (;
  •  Maintain a contact databases of experts and journalists;
  •  Cataloguing and maintaining CAN Europe’s media coverage;
  •  Descriptive reporting to funding organisations;
  •  Develop/liaise and maintain contacts with the media and where necessary act as a spokesperson for CAN Europe.

This position is based in the CAN Europe secretariat, which houses our team of 21 staff members, in Mundo-B, the sustainable NGO office space near the St. Boniface neighborhood of Brussels. The bright, sunny office provides an exciting work environment with a restaurant serving organic food, an outdoor terrace, two gardens and plentiful bike-parking spaces.

This position is full time and based on a Belgian open-ended contract. Remuneration for the job will be between 3.550 and 4.450 Euro gross/month, depending on the years of relevant experience (from 0 to 20 years) and subject to Belgian taxes.  Extra benefits include lunch and other vouchers, phone compensation & reimbursement of local transport costs.

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and CV in English to with “Head of Communications” as subject line

The letter of motivation should clearly demonstrate why you want the job, stating why you wish to work for a climate NGO and how your skills and experience are relevant to the job requirements detailed above

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 20 November 2019 at midnight
First round of Interviews preferably between 25 & 29 November (can be done remotely)
Second round of interviews between 2 & 6 December (in Brussels)
Expected start date: as soon as possible thereafter


Inquiries to Lionel Dehalu, Head of Operations, +32 2 894 46 77