ESN is the independent network for public social services in Europe. ESN is a Europe-wide network with more than 125 member organisations in 33 countries. With members in local public social services across Europe, we bring together the people who are key to the design and delivery of vital care and support services, to learn from each other, and contribute their experience and expertise to building effective social policy at the European and national level. You can read more about ESN at www.esn-eu.org.
The European Social Network (ESN) is looking for a Senior Development and Operations Officer (full-time) to join our Secretariat from June 2018. The post holder will have a strategic role in the wider development of the Network to contribute to its financial sustainability by developing and retaining membership and new partnerships. To fulfil these duties, the post-holder will work with the CEO in the development of data and partnerships for the annual conference; with the policy officers on aligning the membership to the annual work programme; with the communications and marketing coordinator on the promotion of membership development including branding as well as on data development and CRM development.
Plan, manage and implement ESN’s membership and partnership strategy by: a) strengthening ESN’s existing membership base and ensuring that a viable membership retention strategy is implemented; b) expanding the coverage of ESN partnerships, connecting with potential new members and partners, thereby ensuring that year-long membership targets are met, and new opportunities are developed.
Initial salary is competitive in the region of 43,000-45,000€ and commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include pension, travel reimbursement and lunch vouchers. Holiday allowance is 20 days on a pro-rata basis (accrued according to Belgian legislation and rising with the length of service) plus bank holidays and additional days over Christmas period. We support staff in their professional development. Opportunities for training are regularly discussed with the line manager, and we provide regular performance review with opportunities for further training in line with responsibilities.
Please send your CV, cover letter and task in one document of 3 pages long addressed to Alfonso Lara Montero, Chief Executive, outlining your motivation, skills and experience.
Task: Describe the key elements of a membership and partnership strategy for an international network like ESN.
Please send your CV, cover letter and the written task to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 1st May 2018, midnight.
1st May: Deadline for submission of applications
8th May: Initial interviews held via Skype with shortlisted candidates
14th May: Final interviews for successful candidates in Brussels
June (Date TBC): Position starts
It is the policy of the European Social Network to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or trade union membership status or any other protected characteristic provided for under equality legislation.
The European Social Network will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.
The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. The European Social Network will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.
The European Social Network is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. The overall responsibility for the policy lies with Chief Executive. However, all staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity.
Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.