COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER at the EAA/EFTTA office in Brussels

The European Anglers Alliance (EAA), founded 1994, is a pan-European non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Brussels. EAA represents 14 angling organisations from 11 European countries with approximately 3 million affiliated anglers. EAA dedicates its activities to defending the aquatic environment and the bio-diversity therein, particularly fish. We promote sustainable use of fish resources and defend recreational anglers´ interests and rights at the European level and beyond.Website: www.eaa-europe.eu - EU Transparency Register identification number: 60105502183-69. The European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) is the leading European trade association for manufacturers and wholesalers of sport fishing equipment. Membership is open to manufacturers, wholesalers, agents and press in the tackle industry. EFTTA currently has over 250 members.Website: www.eftta.com - EU Transparency Register identification number: 08955462188-48. EAA and EFTTA are working on sea as well as freshwater issues. Presently at the top of our agenda is reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and EU Member States implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), with a particular emphasis on habitat degradation and the fish-damaging impact from hydropower installations, and other man-made obstacles. Other high priorities are water pollution and invasive species. EAA is a member of a number of European level advisory bodies and working groups and attends ad-hoc other relevant meetings and workshops (e.g. some Bern Convention and FAO meetings).It is EAA and EFTTA policy to generate a greater awareness of the angling community and recreational fishing within the EU institutions. European recreational angling generates a socio-economic value of 20-25 billion Euros per year and supports tens of thousands of jobs, many of them in rural areas. We seek to recruit a Communications Officer, based in Brussels, to support and enhance this policy. This is a part-time position (approx. 20 hours/week). The salary will be reflective of previous experience. Some travel outside Brussels may be required. The working language of EAA is English. Primary tasks:The successful candidate will be required to:o Develop a Parliamentary Intergroup on Recreational Fishing and act as the Secretariat for this group. This includes arranging a small number of mini-seminars or other events within, or close to, the European Parliament in Brussels.o Create a network of recreational fishing friendly MEP’s to highlight the issues around recreational fishing and the aquatic environment and to partake in the above mentioned Intergroup on Recreational Fishing.o Create strategic alliances with other stakeholders. Secondary tasksIn addition the successful candidate will be required to assist in the under-mentioned tasks.o Updating the EAA websiteo Email list managemento Producing regular newsletters for members and policy-makerso The development and implementation of a fundraising strategyo Ad hoc duties as required Essential qualificationso Experience with Communications/PRo Excellent written and oral communication skillso Experience of effectively dealing with policy-makerso Experience of managing internal communicationso Proven ability to manage several projects concurrentlyo Display excellent time management & organisational skillso Strong team player and lateral thinker, self-starter, comfortably working virtually, collaboratively and independently Desirableo A strong interest in the protection of the aquatic environmento Knowledge of and interest in recreational fishingo Fluency in English and preferable one or more European languages Those interested in this position should email a cover letter and current CV to:EAA, European Anglers Alliance"Communications Officer"email@eaa-europe.eu