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The Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) is recruiting an experienced events officer/coordinator to start as soon as possible.
CERRE is an internationally recognised, though human-sized think tank (+/- 12 staff in the secretariat plus 30 networked, senior academics) providing original analyses and policy recommendations on the regulation of the tech, media, telecom, energy and mobility sectors. The full independence of our work and our cross-sector, multi-disciplinary approach make us a trusted partner for all stakeholders at national, European and, increasingly, global level. Our 50+ prestigious membership list includes global corporations, regulatory authorities and academic centres from Europe, the US and China.
Some of the topics CERRE is currently working on include: competition and regulation of the online platform economy (DMA, DSA, etc.), data governance, AI, connectivity and infrastructure, digitalisation of energy/mobility, electricity market design, rail regulation, etc.
As a member of our communications team, your prime responsibility will be to design, coordinate and successfully deliver engaging event experiences for CERRE’s conferences, webinars, high-level debates and other public or private activities. You will also contribute to the promotion of our events across multiple channels and work with different stakeholders to develop effective campaigns.
- Organise CERRE’s physical, hybrid and online events:
- Draft, design and proofread event communication materials;
- Invite and liaise with speakers, incl. preparation of speaker briefings;
- Source and liaise with venues, suppliers, caterers and logistics contractors;
- Draft and disseminate audience invitations;
- Prepare and manage registrations;
- Run audiovisual logistics (Zoom/Teams/online event platforms/Restream is a plus) and social media live streams (YouTube/Twitter/LinkedIn);
- Address technical requirements;
- Ensure appropriate promotion and coverage (along with your team’s colleagues);
- Maintain a calendar of competing events for easier scheduling and organisational planning;
- Integrate new technology, methodologies, tools, and techniques to enhance event delivery and participant satisfaction;
- Carry out member and participant satisfaction surveys, analyse results, and suggest changes;
- Prepare appropriate metrics and reporting tools to track and monitor the performance of events;
- You are a dynamic self-starter; you are positive, entrepreneurial, ambitious, solution-focused, result-oriented and resilient;
- You have strong copy-editing skills;
- You are an efficient communicator, concise in your written and oral expression;
- A team worker, you have great interpersonal skills and can interact at all levels;
- You are rigorous, have outstanding attention to detail and are demanding for yourself as well as for your co-workers and contractors;
- You have great organisational and project management skills, ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively under deadline pressure.
- 2-3 years of event organisation and communications experience, ideally in a European environment;
- Experience in production of hybrid and digital events, use of online platforms such as Zoom or Teams, and collaboration with audiovisual service providers;
- Excellent command of written & spoken English (French and/or other languages a plus);
- Proven experience in preparing a range of event communications materials (event descriptions, invitations, website content, social media messaging);
- Strong digital skills including experience with MS Office, website content management systems (particularly WordPress) and email marketing services (e.g. MailChimp);
- Experience in producing reports of event campaign results, maintain regular measurement of the campaigns’ ROI.
CERRE offers you:
- a dynamic, multicultural, quality oriented and intellectually stimulating work environment in very nice offices in Brussels (Avenue Louise/Bois de la Cambre);
- exposure to senior policy, regulatory, corporate and civil society stakeholders as well to leading academics, in Europe and beyond;
- the opportunity to gain valuable experience in European policy making across the energy, mobility, tech, media and telecom sectors;
- a permanent and full-time contract;
The positions are based in Brussels (Avenue Louise/Bois de la Cambre). Candidates should possess the right to work in Belgium/the EU and are ideally able to start as soon as possible. Competitive packages are on offer.
To apply for this position, send a motivation letter and your CV to [email protected] with ‘Events [Name of the applicant]’ in the subject line.
Please note that interviews will start on a rolling basis upon receipt of applications; you are therefore encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.
Senior Manager Tech, Media & Telecoms (TMT)
In the context of a busy and exciting policy agenda, the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) – the think tank promoting better regulation in network and digital value chains – is looking for a dynamic, proactive and creative senior executive to extend further the growth of its flagship tech, media, and telecoms practice.
- Working closely with the TMT Academic Director, raise funding for the completion of a comprehensive work programme in CERRE’s tech, media, telecom (and possibly also mobility) value chains. This includes research projects, policy papers, events, and other types of activities that bring independent and incisive policy recommendations to shape on-going debates and help set the future agenda.
- Identify and recruit new corporate and regulatory members to support and participate in CERRE’s work.
- Help deliver value to our members by meeting their needs while maintaining the strict independence of our research work.
- Working with the communications team, strengthen CERRE’s position, broaden our outreach with policymakers and other corporate and civil society stakeholders to further enhance our influence in policymaking and regulation.
- Play an active role within CERRE’s leadership team and help advance CERRE’s overall strategy and activities.
- Has more than 7 years’ experience in growing service organisations and/or business units.
- Is quick off the mark and possesses good knowledge of the European policy process, its key players, and the topics driving the tech, media, and telecom agenda. Knowledge of mobility and/or sustainability issues is a plus.
- Can demonstrate a track record of outstanding results, securing project funding, membership development, and financial support from institutions (e.g., foundations, EU, etc.).
- Is an excellent communicator, equally at ease – in written and spoken English – with senior executives from our members, with policymakers of all levels and with our academic team.
- Has and will further develop an impressive personal network of contacts within industry, regulatory authorities, the EU institutions, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Is an entrepreneur – ready to launch new initiatives and activities for their own practices but also beyond (i.e., in collaboration with colleagues working on energy & sustainability).
- Is a natural, positive, and proactive team player who will be an enthusiastic colleague in a small, agile team; will be setting high standards for their own work, helping others meet their objectives, and focused on finding solutions to complex issues.
- Has a permanent right to work in the EU.
The position is based in Brussels (Avenue Louise / Bois de la Cambre) and a very competitive
package is on offer to the right candidate, who is ideally able to start as soon as possible.
To apply for this position, send your CV and a short cover letter to [email protected] with ‘Senior Manager TMT, [Name of the applicant]’ in the subject line by close of business on 7 January 2022 at the latest. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and applicants may be contacted before this deadline for further information and/or interviews. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to provide references.
The Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) helps deliver better European regulation across the digital, telecoms, media, energy and mobility sectors’ value chains. The independence of our work makes us a trusted partner for stakeholders, including policymakers at European and national levels, while our 50+ members include major operators and regulators from across these industries, as well as reputable academic centres.
CERRE does not currently have any vacancies open, but please keep an eye on this page for opportunities in the future.
Project Officer, Energy & Sustainability
The Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) is looking for a Project Officer for its Energy & Sustainability practice, starting this summer. The position is based in Brussels (Avenue Louise/Abbaye de la Cambre) and a competitive package is on offer to the right candidate. The Project Officer will have the opportunity to grow in the role, with career development opportunities matching increased responsibilities as part of a growing team.
To apply for this position, send your CV and a short cover letter to Albéric Mongrenier at [email protected] with ‘Project Officer [Name of the applicant]’ in the subject line by 22 July 2021. Please note that we will start interviewing applicants from 1 July and therefore encourage you to submit your application before the final deadline.
CERRE is a European think tank specialised in research on regulation across the energy, mobility, tech, media and telecom sectors. The independence of our work and our cross-sector, multi-disciplinary approach make us a trusted partner for all stakeholders at European and national levels. Our members include major operators and regulators from across these industries, as well as renowned academic centres.
Some of our core issues: EU Green Deal; Carbon Markets; EU Industrial Strategy; Sustainable digitalisation; Greening & digitalisation of Mobility; Competition and regulation of the platform economy; Data governance; Telecom transformation; etc.
Join a leading, influential European think thank whose work focuses on designing fit-for-purpose regulation for the green and digital “twin transition”.
Contribute to the work of a growing, dynamic multinational team on a diverse range of projects across sectors, and play an active role in shaping our strategy and daily work.
Develop solid communications skills backed by in-depth knowledge of hot policy issues, their drivers and impact on business and consumers.
Get exposure to seasoned academics and senior public and private sector stakeholders at both European and national level.
We are looking for a driven, dynamic young professional with 2+ years of experience in policymaking and public affairs, and a versatile skill set:
- Excellent communication and networking skills, ability to pitch complex ideas and concepts clearly and efficiently to a wide range of stakeholders.
- Appetite for and good understanding of the EU policymaking process and hot policy issues driving the agenda, particularly in energy & sustainability (knowledge of mobility and/or tech a plus).
- Proactive team player, solution-oriented, ready to take responsibility for your work and to help others.
- Great organisational and project management skills, ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively under deadline pressure.
- Excellent command of written & spoken English (other languages a plus), analytical with a keen eye for detail.
As a Project Officer, you will work with the CERRE secretariat and academics on the following:
Planning & driving streams of research with CERRE directors and academics:
- EU policy monitoring, especially as regards on-going research focus.
- Identifying priority policy issues with our academic team and members to devise new work streams and projects.
- Proactively pursuing contacts to expand the scope of our work – new members, institutional contacts, academic colleagues, and areas of research.
Planning and coordinating the delivery of multiple research projects throughout their entire lifecycle:
- Presenting and pitching projects to members and other stakeholders.
- Defining and coordinating delivery timelines for each project.
- Organising and running project meetings & conference calls, draft minutes.
- Ensuring the quality of research reports, proof-reading/editing.
- Managing project administration (e.g. overseeing budgets, preparing contracts, etc.).
Contributing to dissemination activities with our communications team:
- Organising and facilitating project-related and other types of high-level events/meetings with members, EU policymakers & other stakeholders.
- Working on project-related communication campaigns, including press outreach and stakeholder mapping.
- Drafting and preparing communications materials for newsletters, annual report, website, social media, etc.
- Devising new types of events and communication activities to increase the impact of our work.