Vacancies

We currently have the following four vacancies: European Policy Coordinator, European Projects Coordinator,Communications Manager and Financial administrator. Please scroll down to read all the details and download the PDFs.

European Policy Coordinator

Position: Full time (37,5 hours p/week)
Location: Europa Nostra Office in Brussels (Belgium)
Duration of contract: initial period of 1 year, with possibility of renewal

About Europa Nostra
Active for almost 60 years, Europa Nostra is the largest and most representative federation of cultural heritage NGO’s in Europe and a key civil society partner of the European Union in heritage matters. Europa Nostra’s headquarters are located in The Hague, with a thriving office located in the heart of Brussels’ European Quarter.
Europa Nostra campaigns to save Europe’s endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered Programme. It celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. Europa Nostra actively contributes to the formulation and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a participatory dialogue with European Institutions and heritage stakeholders as well through the coordination of the European Heritage Alliance. Europa Nostra is among the official partners of the New European Bauhaus initiative, and the European Year of Youth 2022. It also acts as the Regional Co-Chair for Europe of the Climate Heritage Network.
Europa Nostra is now looking for a dynamic and experienced European Policy Coordinator, with the knowledge of and/or affinity for Europe’s cultural heritage, to join its Brussels Office to manage and coordinate the organisation’s policy advocacy action.

About the position
As European Policy Coordinator, you will be in charge of coordinating Europa Nostra’s multi-facetted relationship with European and international policymakers with the aim of further reinforcing the role of the organisation as a leading European voice of civil society committed to cultural heritage within the wider European and international policy-making ecosystem.
The European Policy Coordinator reports directly to the Secretary General.
You will communicate regularly and closely with the vast network of Europa Nostra’s members and partners, with members of the Europa Nostra Board, Council and various expert groups or task forces.
You will collaborate closely with the entire staff team based in Brussels and The Hague to ensure coherence of policy priorities, messages and action.
This position requires occasional travelling across Europe.

As European Policy Coordinator, your main tasks will include, among others:
● Coordinating the formulation and implementation of policy advocacy activities in line with the strategic priorities of Europa Nostra;
● Continuous monitoring of European/international policy developments with a direct or indirect impact on cultural heritage;
● Drafting and disseminating position papers, policy briefs and other advocacy material, as well as Europa Nostra responses to public consultations, etc.
● Developing and maintaining close relations with EU policy makers and representatives of EU institutions, as well as with a wider range of key European and international heritage stakeholders (public and private);
● Liaising with relevant EU programmes and actions;
● Liaising with and contributing to European and international expert groups in the field of heritage;
● Representing the organisation in relevant European or international meetings and events.

Required knowledge and skills
● Academic education (minimum Master’s Degree) in a relevant discipline
● Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in policy or advocacy – related positions, preferably in the heritage or cultural field;
● Sound knowledge and/or strong affinity with European and international policies and programmes related to cultural heritage;
● In-depth knowledge and/or experience of European Institutions and decision-making processes;
● Proficiency in English, both written and oral;
● Excellent command of another European language(s), preferably French;
● Excellent drafting, communication and presentation skills;
● Strong analytical skills;
● Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to engage in effective networking activities and work in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams;
● Ability to coordinate and implement multiple tasks and to meet deadlines.

What we offer
● The opportunity to join a small dynamic and multicultural staff team based both in Brussels and in The Hague.
● An initial contract for 12 months, which can subsequently lead to a permanent contract.
● A competitive salary in line with the sector depending on skills and on the level of experience
● A holiday allowance of 8%.
● 30 days of holiday per year (based on full-time employment)
● A pension scheme
● Commuting costs compensation

How to apply
● The position is open until filled
● Candidates must have a valid working permit to work in Belgium
● Interested candidates are invited to send to Barbara Zander, The Hague Office Coordinator (bz@europanostra.org) an email with their Curriculum Vitae and their motivation letter addressed to the Secretary General (both in English)

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European Projects Coordinator

Position: Full time (37,5 hours p/week)
Location: Europa Nostra Office in Brussels (Belgium) or The Hague (The Netherlands)
Duration of contract: initial period of 1 year, with possibility of renewal

About Europa Nostra

Active for almost 60 years, Europa Nostra is the largest and most representative federation of cultural heritage NGO’s in Europe and a key civil society partner of the European Union in heritage matters. Europa Nostra’s headquarters are located in The Hague, with a thriving EU-liaison office in Brussels.

Europa Nostra campaigns to save Europe’s endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered Programme. It celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. Europa Nostra actively contributes to the definition and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a participatory dialogue with European Institutions and the coordination of the European Heritage Alliance. Europa Nostra is among the official partners of the New European Bauhaus initiative developed by the European Commission, and has recently been elected as the Regional Co-Chair of the Climate Heritage Network for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Europa Nostra is a proud partner of several EU co-funded projects such as the European Cultural Heritage Agora: Empowering Europe’s Civil Society Movement for Heritage as well as a number of cooperation projects, including Cultural Heritage in Action (Creative Europe), European Heritage Awards, MERITA (Creative Europe) and IMPACTOUR (Horizon 2020).

Role description

Europa Nostra is seeking a coordinator who will manage the organisation’s portfolio of EU- funded heritage projects. In this role, you will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of current and new heritage projects funded through different EU programmes (e.g. Creative Europe, Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, etc).

This position reports to the Secretary General. It works closely with the European Policy team of the Europa Nostra Brussels Office to align policy priorities, as well as the communication team for dissemination tasks.

Your tasks will include, among others:

● Implementation, administrative management and financial reporting for ongoing European projects;
● Draft project-related materials and/or deliverables, including reports and briefings;
● Contribute to the coordination and flow of information between project partners and other stakeholders;
● Organisation of meetings / stakeholder events (digital and offline);
● Undertake monitoring, evaluation, project closure and post-project activities;
● Regular monitoring of EU calls for proposals in the field of cultural heritage and identification of new partners and opportunities for cooperation;
● Conception, planning and implementation of future EU-funded projects;
● Manage and evaluate requests for cooperation within EU-funded projects and advise the management accordingly;
● Contribute to creative brainstorming for related project activities and outreach;
● Update the content of the project website with relevant resources and materials;
● Actively contribute to projects-related social media and digital communication.

Required knowledge and skills

● Academic education (minimum Master’s Degree) in a relevant discipline
● Minimum 4 years of experience in EU-funded project/programme management;
● Proven networking and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with people from different backgrounds and cultures;
● Sound knowledge of EU funding mechanisms;
● Sound knowledge and understanding of European institutions and policies;
● Excellent organisational skills;
● Excellent drafting skills;
● Proficiency in English, both written and oral;
● Excellent command of another European language(s), preferably French.

What we offer

● The opportunity to join a small dynamic and multicultural Staff team based both in Brussels and in The Hague;
● An initial contract for 12 months, which can subsequently lead to a permanent contract;
● A competitive salary in line with the sector depending on skills and on the level of experience;
● A holiday allowance of 8%;
● 30 days of holiday per year (based on full-time employment);
● A pension scheme;
● Commuting costs compensation.

How to apply

● The position is open until filled
● Candidates must have a valid working permit to work in Belgium or The Netherlands
● Interested candidates are invited to send to Barbara Zander, The Hague Office Coordinator (bz@europanostra.org) an email with their Curriculum Vitae and their motivation letter addressed to the Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailović (both in English)

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Communications Manager

Position: Full time (37,5 hours p/week)
Location: Europa Nostra Office in Brussels (Belgium) or The Hague (The Netherlands)
Duration of contract: initial period of 1 year, with possibility of renewal

About Europa Nostra
Europa Nostra is the European voice of civil society committed to safeguarding and promoting cultural and natural heritage. It is a pan-European federation of heritage NGOs, supported by a wide network of public bodies, private companies and individuals, covering more than 40 countries. Founded in 1963, it is today recognised as the largest and the most representative heritage network in Europe.

Europa Nostra campaigns to save Europe’s endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered Programme. It celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. Europa Nostra actively contributes to the definition and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a participatory dialogue with European Institutions and the coordination of the European Heritage Alliance. Europa Nostra is among the official partners of the New European Bauhaus initiative developed by the European Commission, and has recently been elected as the Regional Co-Chair of the Climate Heritage Network for Europe.

Description
Europa Nostra is seeking an all-rounded, creative and pro-active communications professional who will develop and manage our communications strategy including relationships with media and internal communication with members and partners.
Reporting directly to the Secretary General, the Communications Manager will develop and implement the communication activities that promote Europa Nostra’s mission and action.

Tasks
• Develop and manage Europa Nostra’s communication activities and messaging in line with Europa Nostra’s Strategic Plan;
• Build close contacts with journalists from various European media;
• Maintain and develop internal communication within Europa Nostra’s vast European network;
• Draft press releases, news items, articles for media, prepare interviews, write speeches and prepare press kits;
• Write letters, internal memos and briefings;
• Write and publish messages for social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn);
• Ensure coherence of communication activities related to various aspects of Europa Nostra’s work, both content-wise in in terms of visual identity;
• Monitor Europa Nostra’s visibility and reputation in key media.

Required knowledge and skills

● Academic education (minimum Master’s Degree) in a relevant discipline;
● Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of communications;
● Outstanding communication and networking skills, with the ability to engage effectively with people from different backgrounds and cultures;
● Knowledge and experience of various (digital) communications tools and new platforms;
● Knowledge and/or keen interest in Europe’s culture and cultural heritage
● Sound knowledge and understanding of European institutions and policies;
● Excellent drafting skills;
● Proficiency in English, both written and oral;
● Excellent command of another European language(s), preferably French.

What we offer

● The opportunity to join a small dynamic and multicultural Staff team based both in Brussels and in The Hague;
● An initial contract for 12 months, which can subsequently lead to a permanent contract;
● A competitive salary in line with the sector depending on skills and on the level of experience;
● A holiday allowance of 8%;
● 30 days of holiday per year (based on full-time employment);
● A pension scheme;
● Commuting costs compensation.

How to apply

● The position is open until filled
● Candidates must have a valid working permit to work in Belgium or The Netherlands
● Interested candidates are invited to send to Barbara Zander, The Hague Office Coordinator (bz@europanostra.org) an email with their Curriculum Vitae and their motivation letter addressed to the Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailović (both in English)

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Finance administrator

Position: Part-time (24-30 hours p/week)
Location: Europa Nostra Office in The Hague (The Netherlands)
Duration of contract: initial period of 1 year, with possibility of renewal

About Europa Nostra
Active for almost 60 years, Europa Nostra is the largest and most representative federation of cultural heritage NGO’s in Europe and a key civil society partner of the European Union in heritage matters. Europa Nostra’s headquarters are located in The Hague, with a thriving EU-liaison office in Brussels.
Europa Nostra campaigns to save Europe’s endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered Programme. It celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. Europa Nostra actively contributes to the definition and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a participatory dialogue with European Institutions and the coordination of the European Heritage Alliance. Europa Nostra is among the official partners of the New European Bauhaus initiative developed by the European Commission, and has recently been elected as the Regional Co-Chair of the Climate Heritage Network for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Europa Nostra is a proud partner of several EU co-funded projects such as the European Cultural Heritage Agora: Empowering Europe’s Civil Society Movement for Heritage as well as a number of cooperation projects, including Cultural Heritage in Action (Creative Europe), European Heritage Awards, MERITA (Creative Europe) and IMPACTOUR (Horizon 2020).

Role description

Europa Nostra is seeking a Finance Administrator to join and support our Finance and Membership team.

Tasks
Your tasks will include, among others:
● Processing incoming invoices, expenses forms, regular payments and project-related payments;
● Issuing of membership invoices and processing income from memberships and donations;
● Processing of bank statements;
● Processing and checking of credit card transactions;
● Preparing of financial documentation and updates for meetings;
● Preparing quarterly reports on membership/donation income, project income and expenditure;
● Preparing documents required for audits and assisting in the annual audit as well as EU-project related audits.

Required knowledge and skills

● Very good bookkeeping and administrative skills;
● Relevant computer skills and experience with EXACT online software;
● Experience or interest in working with a small team in an international environment and a non-profit organisation;
● Preferably experience in the financial administration of EU funded projects;
● Valid working permit to work in The Netherlands;
● Fluent in Dutch and English;
● References available upon demand;
● Preferably living in or close to The Hague.

What we offer

● The opportunity to join a small dynamic and multicultural Staff team based both in Brussels and in The Hague;
● An initial contract for 12 months, which can subsequently lead to a permanent contract;
● A competitive salary in line with the cultural, non-profit sector depending on skills and on the level of experience;
● A holiday allowance of 8%;
● 30 days of holiday per year (based on full-time employment);
● A pension scheme;
● Commuting costs compensation.

How to apply

● The position is open until filled
● Interested candidates are invited to send to Barbara Zander, The Hague Office Coordinator (bz@europanostra.org) an email with their Curriculum Vitae and their motivation letter addressed to the Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailović (in Dutch or in English)