The Vanguard Initiative is looking for a Communication Officer to work within its Secretariat based in Brussels, supporting the VI Network Manager by taking active part in the day-to-day running of the association.
As part of a small secretariat, the Communications Officer will not only get exposure to 38 highly industrialised member regions, but will also be working closely with the Management Board, and get experience in various collaborative activities and projects of the network that have a real impact on the functioning of interregional industrial value chains across Europe.
The Vanguard Initiative is driven by a political commitment made by regions to use their smart specialisation strategy to boost new growth through bottom-up entrepreneurial innovation and industrial renewal in European priority areas. Vanguard regions want to build the synergies and complementarities in smart specialisation strategies to boost world-class clusters and cluster networks, in particular through pilots and large-scale demonstrators. These investments will strengthen Europe’s competitive capacity to lead in new industries in the future and develop lead markets that offer solutions to our common challenges.
The Communication Officer will primarily provide support and report to the Network Manager. In addition to the indicative tasks outlined below, some flexibility and willingness to take on different tasks would be expected.
Meetings and Events Organisation
Communication – website and other media
What do we offer?
As Communication Officer at the VI secretariat, you will have the chance to work in the high-pace, multi-cultural environment of a growing and dynamic EU association. You will get exposure to and support the varied collaborative activities of its 39 leading industrials regions, that have a real impact on the functioning of interregional industrial value chains across Europe.
How to apply?
Please send your CV, cover letter and 1 to 2 refences, and specifying how you found out about this open position to Farha Brahmi via [email protected] by Friday 25 November 2022. Interviews will be conducted between the 13th and 14th December.