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Policy Officer

BETTER FINANCE is a non-profit international organisation acting as an independent financial expertise centre to the direct benefit of European financial services users (individual shareholders, investors, savers, life insurance policy holders, pension fund participants, mortgage borrowers, etc.) and other stakeholders of European financial services who are independent from the financial industry, with its office in Brussels. At present we count more than fifty national and international member and sub-member organisations. In turn those count more than four million individual members. The European Commission supports BETTER FINANCE activities since 2012. For more information please consult our website www.betterfinance.eu.

BETTER FINANCE is looking for a Policy Officer in Brussels. The successful candidate will be in charge of policy work and cooperate closely with other members of the team. We are a young, flexible, and dynamic organisation and we offer a challenging job in the international working environment with travel opportunities.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To monitor EU development, policies and actions related to European financial services
  • To develop or help develop reports, position papers and responses to consultations on current issues related to the scope of BETTER FINANCE’s interests
  • To manage the BETTER FINANCE working groups aimed at collecting the input from, and developing consensus between, member organisations on EU shareholder and financial policy issues
  • To meet EU policy makers and participate to meetings, conferences and advisory groups related to the scope of BETTER FINANCE’s interests
  • To manage research on specific EU financial policy issues
  • To develop contacts and advocacy with various bodies of the EU institutions
  • To cooperate closely with other members of the team and other BETTER FINANCE experts and assist with communications and/or administrative matters when needed.

The Policy Officer reports to the Executive Director.

PROFILE/MAIN QUALIFICATIONS:

We are looking forward to welcoming an enthusiastic team player in our Brussels’ team, willing to take initiative within the portfolio of tasks assigned.

The ideal candidate would meet the following requirements:

  • Be committed to BETTER FINANCE’s mission
  • Have minimum 1 year of experience (but preferably 2 or more) with EU policies and advocacy related to the financial services areas
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (working language) are required as well as an excellent command of French and/or German is an advantage.
  • Good command of economic and financial concepts, and interest in financial issues, financial regulation and their impact on EU citizens.
  • Be a results-oriented self-starter, and a self-motivated non-partisan individual, with a sense of leadership and loyalty.
  • Be a team player

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your application in English (CV and a cover letter) to info(at)betterfinance.eu specifying "Application for Policy Officer" in the subject asap and no later than 25th November 2018. Please note that BETTER FINANCE reserve the right to select a candidate before the deadline for applications.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and BETTER FINANCE cannot assist with relocation expenses (candidates must be legally entitled to work in Belgium).

We look forward to receiving your application.


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