SOLIDAR is a network of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide. With 60 member organisations based in 29 countries (24 of which are EU countries), member organisations are national CSOs in Europe, as well as some non-EU and EU-wide organisations, working in one or more of our fields of activity.
SOLIDAR voices the values of its member organisations to the EU and international institutions across the three main policy sectors; social affairs, lifelong learning and international cooperation.
SOLIDAR Foundation is the cooperation platform of SOLIDAR responsible for the “Building Learning Societies” Pillar. SOLIDAR Foundation engages through member and partner organization’s citizens in EU decision making processes, empowers people through lifelong learning and VET, and voices their concerns to the EU institutions by carrying out active lobbying, project management and coordination, policy monitoring, research and awareness-raising.
SOLIDAR and SOLIDAR Foundation are looking for a Secretary General to start in April/May 2020.
The purpose of the role is to lead and manage SOLIDAR and the SOLIDAR Foundation networks and secretariat, ensuring that the network is trusted by its members and respected within organised civil society in Europe.
SOLIDAR and the SOLIDAR Foundation are looking for an experienced team leader to oversee the management of the Brussels-based secretariat, lead the strategy and ensure the financial sustainability of the networks.
The candidate should share the values of solidarity, equality and participation and the mission of SOLIDAR and the SOLIDAR Foundation, have appropriate expertise and should have been previously engaged with social or political progressive movements or trade unions, preferably in a leadership position elected or professional, from the trade union movement, popular education associations or other civil society organisations relevant to the membership of SOLIDAR.
The post holder will be accountable to the SOLIDAR President and the Board.
The job description is intended to include the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and while some variations will be expected, these will be at an appropriate level for the role.
If you are interested and you fulfil the requirements, please send your application by email to: email@example.com and to Pascale Charhon - Human Resources Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject heading: “Application Solidar Secretary General - Your Name”.
Deadline to apply: 1 March 2020.
Interviews only for short listed candidates.
Decision to be taken before the end of March 2020.