Open Positions

Join our organisational team

The majority of our staff members are London-based, but many are also living in other European capitals.

How To Apply

  • Deadline: October 6th, midnight (GMT)
  • Send your CV and cover letter (no more than 300 words) to social@1989generationinitiative.org
  • State the position you are applying for in the subject of the email (e.g. Policy Officer)

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Operations Manager/Executive Assistant

Details

We are looking to recruit an Operations Manager/Executive Assistant to help with the day-to-day administrative running of the organisation. The Operations Manager would assist President Michael Cottakis on questions of Executive (Core) Committee management, whilst working with the President on planning and executing the Initiative’s busy schedule of policy formulation, research, and events. The Operations Manager would be responsible for all internal communications within the organisation. The Operations Manager would be able to work from the 1989 Generation Initiative’s office at the European Institute and would assume a key management role within the Initiative.

Requirements

The ideal candidate would:

  • Have excellent spoken and written English
  • Have excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Have knowledge of how think tanks, academic institutions, and government organisations function
  • Have experience working in a policy, research, or government environment
  • Have broader experience in operations, administrative management, or organisational governance
  • Believe in the cause of the Initiative and its project of EU reform
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Policy Officer, Eurozone and Single Market Affairs

Details

The main role of the Policy Officer for Eurozone and Single Market Affairs is to conduct research into the economics-themed topic areas and proposals being discussed during the Regenerate EU policy cycle, to support the roundtable discussions with this research and to draft policy proposals for the consideration of EU stakeholders, as well as an end-of-cycle report containing a broader selection of proposals. Immediate responsibilities include helping to define the overarching theme of our next policy cycle, whilst beginning to select participants for the Launch conference at LSE (February 2018). The Policy Officer for Eurozone and Single Market Affiars will become a core part of the Initiative’s largest department – the Policy Team.

Requirements

Required attributes

  • The ideal candidate would:
    • Have an economics, or political economy background
    • Have experience working in an EU policy setting, or at least a deep interest in the EU political economy
    • Have excellent analytical skills
    • Have excellent spoken and written English
    • Believe in the cause of the Initiative and its project of EU reform

     

    What we expect:

    • Full commitment throughout the cycle (October 2017-September 2018)
    • Regular communications with the team and high level of responsiveness
    • Attendance to Team meetings via Skype (Every 2 weeks)
    • Workload may vary but when tasks are set up, a minimum of 5 hours per week is required
    • Creativity and willingness to shape innovative EU policy proposals
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Policy Officer, Politics and Institutions

Details

The main role of the Policy Officer for Politics and Institutions is to conduct research into the politics-themed topic areas and proposals being discussed during the upcoming Regenerate EU policy cycle, to support the roundtable discussions with this research and to draft policy proposals for the consideration of EU stakeholders, as well as an end-of-cycle report containing a broader selection of proposals. Immediate responsibilities include helping to define the overarching theme of our next policy cycle, whilst beginning to select participants for the Launch conference at LSE (February 2018). The Policy Officer for Politics and Institutions will become a core part of the Initiative’s largest department – the Policy Team.

Requirements

Required attributes

The ideal candidate would:

  • Have a political science or political economy background
  • Have experience working in an EU policy setting, or at least a deep interest in EU politics
  • Have excellent analytical skills
  • Have excellent spoken and written English
  • Believe in the cause of the Initiative and its project of EU reform

 

What we expect:

  • Full commitment throughout the cycle (October 2017-September 2018)
  • Regular communications with the team and high level of responsiveness
  • Attendance to Team meetings via Skype (Every 2 weeks)
  • Workload may vary but when tasks are set up, a minimum of 5 hours per week is required
  • Creativity and a willingness to shape innovative EU policy proposals
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Policy Officer, Global Affairs

Details

The main role of the Policy Officer for Global Affairs is to conduct research into the foreign affairs-themed topic areas and proposals being discussed during the upcoming Regenerate EU policy cycle, to support the roundtable discussions with this research and to draft policy proposals for the consideration of EU stakeholders, as well as an end-of-cycle report containing a broader selection of proposals. Immediate responsibilities include helping to define the overarching theme of our next policy cycle, whilst beginning to select participants for the Launch conference at LSE (February 2018). The Policy Officer for Global Affairs will become a core part of the Initiative’s largest department – the Policy Team.

Requirements

Required attributes

The ideal candidate would:

  • Have a political science or international relations background
  • Have experience working in an EU policy setting, or at least a deep interest in EU and member states’ foreign affairs
  • Have excellent analytical skills
  • Have excellent spoken and written English
  • Believe in the cause of the Initiative and its project of EU reform

 

What we expect:

  • Full commitment throughout the cycle (October 2017-September 2018)
  • Regular communications with the team and high level of responsiveness
  • Attendance to Team meetings via Skype (Every 2 weeks)
  • Workload may vary but when tasks are set up, a minimum of 5 hours per week is required
  • Creativity and a willingness to shape innovative EU policy proposals
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Policy Officer, European Culture, Education and Identity

Details

The main role of the Policy Officer for European Culture, Education and Identity is to conduct research into the culture and identity-themed topic areas and proposals being discussed during the upcoming Regenerate EU policy cycle, to support the roundtable discussions with this research and to draft policy proposals for the consideration of EU stakeholders, as well as an end-of-cycle report containing a broader selection of proposals. Immediate responsibilities include helping to define the overarching theme of our next policy cycle, whilst beginning to select participants for the Launch conference at LSE (February 2018). The Policy Officer for European Culture, Education and Identity will become a core part of the Initiative’s largest department – the Policy Team.

Requirements

Required attributes

The ideal candidate would:

  • Have a background, or interest, in European history, culture and questions of identity
  • Have experience working in an EU policy setting, or at least a deep interest in EU initiatives it takes in the cultural and educational sphere
  • Have excellent analytical skills
  • Have excellent spoken and written English
  • Believe in the cause of the Initiative and its project of EU reform

 

What we expect:

  • Full commitment throughout the cycle (October 2017-September 2018)
  • Regular communications with the team and high level of responsiveness
  • Attendance to Team meetings via Skype (Every 2 weeks)
  • Workload may vary but when tasks are set up, a minimum of 5 hours per week is required
  • Creativity and a willingness to shape innovative EU policy proposals
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Network Content Officer

Details

The Network Content officer will be in charge of producing weekly newsletters, sent to our subscribers by mail, which will also be published as blog posts on our web platforms. These newsletters will include our weekly news brief, but also monthly interviews of 89ers on their views on a defining news of the past month, monthly updates on our Initiative’s activity, a monthly reader’s digest, and more. As such, and though this position sits within the Public Relations team, it is more policy-oriented than other positions.

Requirements

Required attributes

The ideal candidate would:

  • Be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge about European affairs, without requiring specialist knowledge on specific aspects.
  • Exceptional English writing skills
  • Ability to work within tight schedules.
  • Believe in the cause of the Initiative and its project of EU reform

 

What we expect:

  • Full commitment throughout the policy cycle (October 2017-September 2018).
  • The opportunity to be published at least weekly for the network content officer comes with higher expectations on our part: the regularity of publishing and the importance of the content produced means the network content officer will particularly represent the profile of our Initiative.
  • Full attendance to Skype team meetings.
  • Though workload may vary depending on the agreed calendar for publishing newsletters, a minimum of 5 hours is expected.
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Social Media Officer

Details

We are looking to recruit TWO social media officers for the incoming year. Social media officers, under supervision of the social media coordinator, will oversee the diffusion of the policy output produced by our Policy team, advertise the events organized by our Events team and, more generally, promote our activities to a wider audience. Beyond diffusion, social media officers will also seek to engage audiences through the production of their own social media content.

Requirements

Required attributes

The ideal candidate would:

  • Have demonstrable knowledge of various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.), with a sensibility to online trends like viral campaigns.
  • Have previous experience in social media management in a professional or extra-professional capacity. This is preferable but not required: we will form you to social media tools and methods if needed.
  • Have excellent English communication skills.
  • Believe in the cause of the Initiative and its project of EU reform

 

What we expect:

  • Full commitment throughout the policy cycle (October 2017-September 2018).
  • Proactiveness on social media in diffusing our activities, and a sense of initiative coming to wider engagement content.
  • Teamwork with the Social Media Coordinator and the other Social Media officer, and full attendance to Skype team meetings.
  • Though workload may vastly vary, a minimum of 5 hours a week is generally expected.
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Events Officer

Details

The Events Officer is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the annual Conference in February and the Brussels presentation event in September 2018. Within this, you will be charged with preparing roundtables by identifying and inviting participants, designing the choreography of the event itself whilst also managing room bookings and other more ordinary logistical tasks. Your responsibilities will also include liaising directly with the Content team over the roundtable content and helping to prepare and send around the agenda to participants. The Events Officer will be assigned a specific responsibility by the Head of Events during the pre-annual Conference. The Officer will also be responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of the Initiative’s 2017/18 Talking Europe current affairs series, involving podcasts, roundtable events, and panel discussions at the LSE.

The specific responsibilities are:

 

Room Coordinator (London)

The role of the  room coordinator is to liaise with the LSE Events Department in order to book the rooms needed for the Conference and, in case, amend or rectify the booking previously made. The role main responsibility is to ensure that the spaces allocated are sufficient, equipped, functional and adequate in terms of capacity.

 

Catering Coordinator (London)

The role of the Catering Coordinator is to:

  • Liaise with the LSE Events Department in order to book catering for the main meals during the conference.
  • Liaise with the 1989 Generation Initiative Financial Department in order to control costs for the main meals and buy snacks.
  • Make sure that throughout the whole conference each roundtable has enough snacks and water.
  • Make sure that during the Conference each roundtable finish at the same time in order to allow participants to reach the buffet at the same time.

 

Logistics Coordinator (London)

The Logistics Coordinator has to work closely with the Room Coordinator and the Catering Coordinator.

The main role of the Logistics Coordinator is to ensure that during the days of the Conference:

  • The rooms are set up in a democratic shape.
  • Name cards are prepared and placed in the rooms.
  • Signals and indications to manage the flow of the people are prepared and set in place.
  • With the Catering Coordinator and the Room Coordinator, s/he has to make sure  that each room has water jugs, glasses, snacks (and refill)
  • Roll-ups are in place.

 

Registration Coordinator (London)

The registration coordinator has to supervise the:

  • Preparation of badges for all the participants
  • Preparation of folders with the conference material
  • Set up and manage the registration desk (signatures, lists, welcoming the delegates).
  • Provide lists of participants to the security.

 

Guest List Coordinator (Filled Position)

The Guest List Coordinator is in charge of preparing the guest list.

Usually, the 1989 Generation Initiative main events have around 120 participants, of those about 30-40 are leading scholars or professionals – the so called Leaders – who discuss with the 89ers – younger delegates – policy proposals, problems and solutions. In order to reach that number, the Initiative usually contacts about 400 people. The Guest List Coordinator has to make sure that with the colleagues, 400 leading Europeans’ contacts are included into the guest list.

 

Internal Engagement Coordinator (London)

The 1989 Generation Initiative is first and foremost a community. The goal of the Internal Engagement Coordinator is to create opportunities to meet for the members of the Initiative and, during the Conferences and main events, s/he has to take care of the social aspect of the event (dinners, aperitifs, social programme).

 

Accommodation Coordinator (London)

The 1989 Generation Initiative – if collects enough funds – may be able to offer to some delegates and Leaders accommodation. The Accommodation Coordinator has to look for hotels, Airbnbs, etc etc, that may be suitable in terms of costs, distance and quality of the accommodation. The Accommodation Coordinator, under the supervision of the Head of Finance, will liaise with participants and will be able to support them and reply to their queries, beside giving them all the information they need in order to have a flawless check in and a good stay.

 

General Information

Each team member will not be busy at the same time. For this reason, each team member – Head included – is required to help out the other team members. For example for: registering people, setting up the rooms, prepare the  materials, submit names for the guest list, etc. The Head of Events is working full time in Brussels. Therefore, the overall coordination will happen during team and 1:1 meetings. Each team member will have the chance of organising from A to Z a “Talking Europe” event.

Requirements

Required attributes

The ideal candidate would:

  • Have excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Have experience in event production and enjoy the process
  • Have knowledge of how think tanks, academic institutions, and government organisations function
  • Believe in the cause of the Initiative and its project of EU reform

What we expect:

  • Full commitment throughout the cycle (October 2017-September 2018)
  • Regular communications with the team and high level of responsiveness between team meetings
  • Attendance to Team meetings via Skype (Every 2 weeks)
  • Workload may vary but when tasks are set up, a minimum of 5 hours per week is required