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Communications Officer, London & Brussels

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Belgium - Europe
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 10/02/2012
Company Name ClientEarth
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Directory Entry : Environmental Jobs with ClientEarth. We work to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and research. We use the best scientific and policy analysis when choosing strategic directions. Our legal action, whether in advocacy or in cases before courts and administrative bodies, is built on solid law and science.
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Communications officer, London & Brussels

Public interest environmental law organisation ClientEarth is seeking a new member for its communications team. Based in eitherBrusselsorLondon, the communications officer will work closely with our communications, legal, and programme staff acrossEuropeto publicise the work of the organisation to a range of audiences.

About the role

ClientEarth’s communications officers fulfil a broad range of internal and external communications needs, including press relations, print marketing and web development. The successful applicant will be able to build upon their existing grounding in all of these fields, tailoring messages to suit each medium and a wide variety of audiences.

Integrating the work of our offices is an ongoing priority for ClientEarth. The communications team works closely with staff acrossEuropeevery day. Applicants should be prepared to travel at least monthly withinEuropefor short periods.

Key responsibilities include

  • Experience in developing websites and working with designers and marketing professionals is important. The role will also involve regular interaction with the press – a grounding in communications with the media is useful.
  • You will need to be able to turn complex legal and scientific issues into accessible and compelling messages. Knowledge of environmental issues and how to deploy communications to effect positive environmental change is also sought.
  • Superior written and spoken English are an essential requirement – an ability to speak a second European language would be a strong asset.
    • Regular travel between ourLondon,BrusselsandWarsawlocations will be required, depending on programme and organisational needs.

Qualifications/experience required

  • You will be educated to at least degree level with a history of fulfilling a broad range of communications roles, with a demonstrable track record of initiative and achievement in your professional life.
  • You will be an excellent communicator, able to quickly identify opportunities and risks and be able to plan strategically or react speedily with a good political sense.
  • You will have at least 3 years of experience in a similar role

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: Salaries will be commensurate with the experience and quality of the candidate and the public interest/charity sector.

To apply:

Please send us a CV and a cover letter, explaining your interest in joining ClientEarth and the contribution you believe you could make to the organisation. Please address your application to James Thornton, Chief Executive, ClientEarth, The Hothouse,274 Richmond Road,LondonE8 3QWand send it by email to jobs@clientearth.org. Please include “ClientEarth Communications Officer role” in the email subject line, and identify the documents you are sending by including “[your name] cover letter” and “[your name] CV” in the file name.

Recruitment is open now and you should send your application as soon as possible and no later than10 February 2012.

If you have any questions about the role or recruitment process, please contact Mike Haines mhaines@clientearth.org.

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