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ESU is recruiting a Communications Officer!

The European Students’ Union (ESU) is looking for a creative and dynamic team player to fill the position of Communications Officer at its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Responsibilities and areas of work

Managing and facilitating external and internal communications, namely by:

  • Updating and implementing ESU’s Communications strategy; Promoting ESU events, projects, publications, campaigns, statements and policies to other stakeholders (NGOs, relevant EU institutions, policy makers, etc) and the wider public
  • Collaborating with partner organisations in different Work Packages; dissemination of European projects (Erasmus+, Horizon2020, CoE)
  • Writing articles and compiling information for ESU’s website and external newsletter
  • Liaising with relevant media and related institutions; writing and sending Press Releases when relevant in coordination with the Presidency and EC teams
  • Moderating internal and external email lists and intranet
  • Screening external queries and requests (including filtering relevant messages received at the general organisation’s email)
  • Organising events in cooperation with other ESU staff or elected representatives
  • Social Media Management
  • Producing graphic materials (mainly for the website and social media): photos, videos, infographics
  • Proofreading of documents produced by members of the Board/EC/other staff members

Upgrading and updating ESU’s institutional image, namely by:

  • Regularly updating ESU’s website
  • Working with a professional IT company to improve ESU’s website
  • Developing promotional materials and lead the practical/technical work regarding ESU publications (contact with designers, printing companies, etc.)

Further developing the administration of the organisation:

  • Mentoring and supervising the tasks of the Communications intern(s)
  • Cooperating with other ESU elected and secretariat members on ESU’s promotional and fundraising activities (eg: grant applications)
  • Finding new ways to facilitate better internal and external communications
  • Sharing daily secretariat tasks with other secretariat members


  • A degree or comparable experience within the areas Public Relations, ICT, journalism, communications and/or marketing
  • Knowledge and/or experience of promotional activities and communications strategies
  • A very good command of the English language (spoken and written). Additional knowledge of one or more European languages is highly desirable, particularly French or Dutch
  • Very good computer skills and web literacy

The following knowledge and/or skills will be taken as advantages:

  • Knowledge of the European institutions and other target audiences related to higher education
  • Layouting and design skills
  • Photography, video production and editing skills
  • Any working experience with non-profit student/youth organisations, preferably student unions
  • Preferably with experience working in projects funded by EU programmes (Horizon2020, Erasmus+, Council of Europe…)

Profile of the candidate

A team player that is able to work within a multicultural environment. Must be flexible and able to stick to tight deadlines. Can expect occasional travel to attend the major events of the organisation and project meetings.

What do we offer?

  • Full-time position (37.5h per week)
  • Flexibility
  • Casual, warm but highly organised work environment
  • Support from the different teams/departments
  • Interviews will be held between the 8th and 10th July;
  • Starting date: mid-July 2019
  • Location: Brussels
  • Salary: Between 1,800.00 – 2,000.00 EUR monthly gross salary + attractive benefits package. Exact remuneration depends on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV and a cover letter (no longer than 2 pages).

Please send your application to Mr. Robert Napier on jobs@esu-online.org  by 23.59 CET on Friday 28th June 2019.

Job vacancy: LLLP is looking for a Project and Policy Assistant!

The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) is an umbrella organisation that gathers 42 European civil society organisations active in the field of education, training and youth, based all over Europe and beyond. Currently, these networks represent more than 50 000 educational institutions and associations covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. Their members reach out to several millions of beneficiaries across Europe.

Are you a student or young graduate looking for a placement (traineeship) in the field of lifelong learning and education at European level and an opportunity to enter the “world of work” in the area of European project management and policy?

LLLP is recruiting a team player, able to work within a multicultural environment and willing to be flexible but also able to stick to tight deadlines. A passion for lifelong learning is a big plus.


  • A post-secondary degree in the field of European studies, project management, educational sciences, political science or related discipline and/or relevant work or volunteer experience in education and/or advocacy-oriented NGO;
  • An excellent command of the English language (spoken and written);
  • A keen interest to work on European projects;
  • Very good computer skills and digital literacy;
  • Strong writing skills.

The following knowledge and/or skills would be an advantage

  • Knowledge of the European institutions and other target audiences related to education;
  • Knowledge of EU funding programmes (especially Erasmus+);
  • Basic experience of project management is welcomed;
  • Knowledge of another European language is an asset;
  • Experience with communication tools, such as CMSs, Mailchimp, and Social Media is a plus.

Terms and conditions

  • Internship for a duration of 6 to 12 months;
  • The applicant should be eligible for a Contrat d’immersion professionnelle (CIP);
  • The applicant must be eligible to live and work in Belgium;
  • Remuneration depends on age and previous experience, starting from 750€ per month;
  • Monthly local transport costs in Brussels are covered with the possibility of an allowance replacing meal vouchers, in addition to CIP contribution;
  • The successful applicant should ideally start as soon as possible in March 2019.

Apply by 8th of March by sending your CV, motivation letter, and portfolio (if applicable) to vacancy@lllplatform.eu. Interviews will be scheduled with selected candidates on the week starting 11th of March.

For more details of the terms of the contract, including financial support, please contact at vacancy@lllplatform.eu.