External Relations Manager


Location: Brussels, Belgium
Hours/ Tenure: 17.5 hours per week (2.5 days)- 1 year fixed term contract 
Salary: FTE €39,100 per annum (Pro-rata €20,100)
Closing Date: Wednesday 20th June (12:00 BST)
Interviews: TBC

About Us:

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing.

This role operates within the context of a volunteer led global charitable organisation with 150 Member Organisations.

About the Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the implementation and coordination of key activities in the field of external relations and advocacy to support the work of the Europe region of WAGGGS.

In this role, you will support and cultivate the development of relationships with key stakeholders on the European level, including the European Union and Council of Europe, youth organisations and networks and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

You will support WAGGGS’ relationships with key global organisations, including key players in the girls’ empowerment space to deliver WAGGGS’ strategy and grow the Movement’s influence.

About You:

As the successful candidate you will have significant experience designing and implementing External Relations and Advocacy strategies in the youth, gender equality or sustainable development agenda field.

You will ideally have knowledge in European regional institutions, youth organisations and charitable sector.

You will have a great track record of strategic relationship management at all levels and adhering to tight details, working with a minimal supervision and taking the initiative.

It is essential that you can demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English, both written and verbal.

French language skills are highly desirable.

What you can expect from us

  • 20 days annual leave plus 6 days extra legal leave
  • Generous Pension Contribution
  • Group and hospitalisation insurance
  • Meal vouchers
  • Transport supplement

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, you can download the recruitment pack and submit your cover letter & CV by visiting our recruitment portal.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team (hr@wagggs.org) to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original timeframe.

* Applicants must have the right to live and work in Belgium

A Note for Recruitment Agencies:

We prefer to hire people directly and have a preferred supplier list in place. We will be in touch if we need you. 

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