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We are hiring: Policy and Campaign Director

[Brussels, 14 March 2018] Do you want to work for a Feminist Europe?

You are in the right place! The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union, gathering over 2000 women’s associations. The EWL has members in all 28 EU Member States and three of the candidate countries. The EWL campaigns for a feminist Europe, which promotes women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union in line with our organisational strategic framework “Together For A Feminist Europe!”.

You could be the person we are looking for!

The EWL is recruiting an experienced, strategic and empathetic Policy and Campaigns Director to lead the collaborative design, delivery and impact of EWL’s Feminist Policy and Campaigns work. This person will also be responsible for managing, coaching and empowering a team of 7 policy and campaigning staff to design and develop impactful campaigns as part of fulfilling the goals of our Strategic Framework, and to grow and develop professionally and personally.

In addition to having the relevant experience in policy and campaigns work (outlined below), the Policy and Campaigns Director needs to have exceptional interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience in staff management. We are looking for an outstanding professional with a natural talent for communicating with colleagues from different cultures and working styles, for getting the best out of a team, and for establishing trust with colleagues, members, and external stakeholders.

As an intersectional feminist organisation, we are seeking to build an organisation that represents Europe in all of its diversity. As such, people/women of color and from ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQI community and people coming from marginalized groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Please read these instructions and the role profile and qualifications carefully before you apply. When completing the application form, please aim to address the role requirements point by point and in detail, to help us identify the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the job effectively. As we often receive a large number of applications from experienced and qualified candidates, we will give priority to those who can demonstrate that they the essential criteria listed. We know you are busy, and we appreciate you taking the time to apply!


Interested candidates are requested to submit an application to the European Women’s Lobby via email to along with a one-page cover letter explaining your motivation and alignment with the role and copy of your CV (not longer than two pages).
Applications not respecting the instructions for completing the form will not be considered.
Please include in the e-mail subject line: “Application for Policy and Campaigns Director, and YOUR NAME”

Closing date for applications is 22 April (midnight CET) at midnight CET.
First round interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held during the week of 6 May. Interviews through Skype are possible for candidates who are not able to come to Brussels in person. The ideal candidate should be able to start as soon as possible, latest 2 September 2019.

Data protection
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is committed to fully comply with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25 May 2018. We can confirm that the information you provide us in the application form is only intended to be used for the process of selecting candidates for the position advertised. We will keep your information safe and we will only share with the EWL staff and hired consultant who deals with the recruitment for this post. We will store your information electronically for a period of 12 weeks in a safe space, only accessible to the EWL staff involved in the recruitment. After 6 months time, all the information you provided us will be entirely discarded and no record will be kept. If you would like this information to be discarded before that date, you can simply email us at and we will proceed with your request. If you are hired for the position, EWL will then store your CV and application form in your Human Resources files.

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