The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle the climate crisis by fostering the development of a net-zero emission society at the national, European and global level.
We support over 1000 partner organisations to carry out activities that drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement, contribute to the public debate on climate action and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.
The ECF brings together diverse perspectives and backgrounds to find the best innovative solutions to tackle climate change. We are focusing on engaging and hiring great people from a wide diversity of backgrounds to strengthen the cause. If you share our values of respect, innovation and collaboration, join us.
The ECF’s strategic communications team is the outreach unit of the foundation. Its role is to act as a centre of expertise for communication on climate change and to play an active role in helping create more political, media and public endorsement for action on climate change at an international, national and sectoral level. Team members deliver strategic advice, communications and outreach support to ECF’s programmes and its grantees, and work as part of a global network of communications experts to enhance the public debate on climate change and its solutions.
As Senior Legal Officer, Labour Relations, you will bring your expertise in global employment law, labour law and social security matters as well as employment relations to our growing Legal and People & Culture team. Your primary aim will be to provide support and guidance in line with our values, JEDI principles and ambition to offer an excellent staff experience across our network of members based in nearly forty countries around the world. You will be the trusted in-house expert on global employment law, labour law, social security matters, legal aspects of employment relations and consultancy contracts, educating staff from a legal perspective regarding the above aspects of law and being the Designated Safeguarding Officer for the Child Safeguarding and Protection policy. You will be the main point of contact for our external global law firm network, who provide services beyond our in-house legal team.
Reporting to the Legal Counsel, Strategic Communications, you will collaborate closely with our in-house legal team, as well as the wider Global Operations Team including finance, People & Culture, IT, Grant & Contracts, and the wider strategic communications team. This is an exciting opportunity for a versatile, strategic and experienced legal professional who enjoys working in dynamic international settings.
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