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LLLP Vacancy – Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

The Lifelong Learning Platform – European Civil Society for Education is looking for a

Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) is an umbrella organisation that gathers over 40 European organisations and networks active in the field of education, training and youth, based all over Europe and beyond. LLLP aims to voice citizens’ concerns about education and lifelong learning. The Platform promotes a holistic vision of lifelong learning. If you are interested to embrace such an aim, you are welcome to express your interest in this new opening. 

The Lifelong Learning Platform is looking for a Policy & Advocacy Coordinator. The successful candidate should be a highly-motivated and dynamic team player, able to work within a multicultural environment. The candidate should have a strong, proven interest in education, training and lifelong learning, and the ability to translate complex political/policy issues into appropriate messages and understandable language. The position requires both technical and analytical skills, an eye for detail and motivation to look for solutions in a membership-based organisation. The incumbent will report directly to the Director. 

Job description and tasks

  • Contribute to developing and implementing advocacy action plans and strategies; 
  • Coordinate policy meetings, develop reports and policy documents relating to the work of the organisation and its members, including high-quality and persuasive content on relevant policies (position papers, policy briefings, information notes); 
  • Coordinate the production of high-quality responses to consultation exercises from the EU institutions; 
  • Monitor EU policies and studies in the field of education, training, skills and related areas; 
  • Work with colleagues (Communication, Projects etc) to implement and evaluate multi-disciplinary activities;  
  • Liaise with member organisations and governing bodies on policy and advocacy matters, providing insightful information and solutions where necessary;
  • Contribute to external representation towards EU institutions and other stakeholders in the field of education and related areas. 

Essential qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in policy and/or advocacy in the social sector;
  • A degree or relevant experience in at least one, preferably several of the following areas: European Studies, Political Sciences, Educational Sciences, Lifelong Learning or related fields;
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and policy-making processes, preferably acquired through previous work and life experience (job/internship/volunteering);
  • An outstanding command of the English language (spoken and written) to native or near-native level; 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.


  • Knowledge of lifelong learning and education policies;
  • Experience of working or volunteering in/with civil society, membership-based organisations or the non-profit sector in general;
  • Strong organisational skills, planning and flexibility;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills within a multicultural environment;
  • At ease in public speaking and representation;
  • Proven ability to network and to work appropriately with internal and external stakeholders; 
  • An eye for detail and ability to work to deadlines (even under pressure);
  • Problem-solving and strategic thinking.

Terms and conditions

  • Type of contract: the contract will start as a part-time (19hrs/week) to allow handover and overlapping with colleagues. It will then become full-time (38hrs/week) as of September 2022.
  • Duration: fixed-term contract for three years with a possibility of renewal to permanent.
  • Gross salary between 2400 and 3000 euros/month, depending on experience.
  • Additional benefits:
    • 13.8 months/year
    • Monthly meal vouchers
    • Monthly local public transport
    • Monthly external representation allowances 
    • 5 extra-legal holidays per year; 10 from extra-legal holidays from the third year

Application process

Please send your application to with the email subject LLLP Application for Policy and Advocacy Coordinator 2022. The application should consist of: 

  • A curriculum vitae – We encourage interested candidates to hyperlink their CV if applicable. 
  • Accompanying letter – The accompanying letter should not be longer than a full page (Times New Roman, 12, regular margins). In the letter, please answer the following questions only:
    • 1. What is it unique to you that you would bring to the organisation?
    • 2. Give a couple of examples of your main achievements
    • 3. What does working for a membership-based organisation entail for you?
    • 4. How would LLLP feature in your career and personal development path?

Additional documents will be disregarded. Failure to comply with these requirements will negatively impact the application. 

Recruitment Procedure and Information for applicants

Closing Date  Test for shortlisted candidates  Interview dates  Aimed start date
18 March midnight CET Rolling basis Rolling basis End of April 2022

Read carefully : Important information for all candidates

LLLP does not sponsor work permits due to its limited capacity to handle the bureaucratic burden. The candidates should be eligible to work in Belgium.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank all candidates in advance for applying.  We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Former candidates might be contacted if they have agreed.  Your application will be kept in the strictest confidence within 6 months unless requested otherwise. A selection committee composed of Director and Steering Committee members will assess your application.