Social Platform hires a Director and a Policy & Advocacy Officer


Social Platform is looking for a new Director to help us implement our ambitious vision for sustainable socioeconomic justice for all.

Our ideal candidate will be capable of inspiring the broader membership and leading the Secretariat team to promote social justice, equality, and participatory democracy across the EU. You will demonstrate empathy and be willing to listen to input from your team and peers, while keeping focus on maximising the impact of the movement. Seen as an effective manager and communicator, you are comfortable leading a diverse, expert team and identifying priorities that others need to work on as well as on delivering your own work areas.

You will be capable of seizing unexpected opportunities, be adept at getting the maximum done with the resources available and know how to generate additional resources. You will be comfortable operating in an environment where existing plans often need to be adapted and changed and you will demonstrate diplomacy and tact in supporting the movement to mobilise around key priorities and actions.

Overall, you are responsible for managing the organisation, its staff, and members, being mission focused. You are one of our main external spokespersons, and you lead our relationships inside and outside the organisation and the network. To do this well, you will need to bring significant experience of leading a busy team, ideally in a non-profit or service provider environment, and an understanding of working with European stakeholders and policy processes, networks, and movements to achieve social justice and social cohesion across the EU.

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Policy & Advocacy Officer temporary contract (March–December 2021)

We are looking for apassionate supporter of social justice that has experience in advocacy and social policy analysis at European level. They will be an effective advocate with a firm grasp of EU social policy able to influence and follow policy developments.The Policy and Advocacy Officer will strategically manage information and knowledge to change and/or influence European policies and practices that affect the lives of people in Europe.They will increase support for and maximise the impact of Social Platform’s mission and vision.

As part of a small and international team of highly motivated individuals, the Policy and Advocacy Officer will research and draft common positions, letters and other policy-related outputs, both autonomously and in cooperation with other members of the Social Platform Secretariat, Social Platform member organisations and other relevant partners.

We are seeking a candidate that is honest, curious, open-minded and thrives on building quality relationships with colleagues and external partners.They will be able to motivate and encourage engagement of members and a greater sense of ownership and responsibility to the network as a whole.

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