Victim Support Europe (VSE) is the leading Europe-wide umbrella organisation for victims of crime. It is a dynamic organisation, going through an exciting period of expansion and development. It currently consists of 50 organisations from several countries including Member States of the European Union, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland and the USA.
VSE advocates on behalf of victims, to strengthen their safety and security rights and protection throughout Europe. The organisation aims to ensure that every victim in Europe is able to access information and support services in the aftermath of crime, regardless of where the victim lives or where the crime took place.
Following several years of expansion and success, VSE is seeking its first Communications Officer. With members across Europe, activities on a global scale encompassing high profile issues such as terrorism, cybercrime and violence against women, the successful applicant will be working in an exciting and varied field where communications will not only support VSE’s profile but directly benefit victims and those working for them. As a new position, the post holder will have an opportunity to help shape and direct VSE’s communications activities and strategy.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
- Developing and implementing VSE’s communications strategy
- Contributing to improve the branding and image of the organisation;
- Developing the organisation’s presence and involvement in social media, including content delivery;
- Writing texts for different outputs (website, publications, newsletter, etc.);
- Developing or support the development of design and image for different outputs (e.g. Conference presentations, VSE reports, Communications with Members and external partners)
- Maintaining and updating the organisation’s website and intranet;
- Supporting media relations, including writing and disseminating press releases, statements, and increasing the media contact database;
- Supporting all type of communications with the members of the organisation;
- Supporting any other ad hoc needs.
- Minimum three years’ experience in journalism, communications, media and/or publication relations;
- Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, writing or a related field;
- Experience in dealing with the media;
- Adept in developing social media strategies, particularly for Twitter and Facebook;
- Strong technical skills in writing, editing and proofreading, social media and online communication;
- Web and graphic design and layout skills for publications, development of posters and banners for conferences;
- Knowledge and experience of communication systems and tools;
- Strong Computer Skills especially web and social media related;
- Excellent knowledge of English (both written and spoken) is required, as well as very good knowledge of French; any other languages are considered as an asset.
- Applicants must have the legal right to work in the EU. VSE cannot assist non EU Nationals to obtain a work permit or help with relocation costs.
The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Conditions of employment:
Permanent part-time position (19 hours per week)
Desired starting date of assignment: as soon as possible for the selected candidate
Location: Head Office of Victim Support Europe, Brussels. Some international travelling may be required.
Monthly salary: In the range of 1400-euro gross plus additional benefits
To apply: Please send your CV and cover letter including 2 references to email@example.com by 08 June 2018.
Please include the position (Part-time Communication officer) plus your name in the title of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Interviews will take place on 19 June 2018, in Brussels. Remote interviews will also be considered.