Communication Trainee, EuroVelo

Job Experience

Job Location

Expiration Date

21 Oct 2018

The European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) is looking for a motivated trainee to join its team in Brussels. The chosen individual will be part of the EuroVelo Team and will support the work on communications, website management, social media, and press relations. The trainee will also organise and attend events, support projects, etc.
The ECF offers:

  • a 6-month full-time traineeship (according to Belgian law, we offer a professional traineeship agreement: "Convention d’immersion professionnelle (FR)" or "Beroepsinlevingsovereenkomst (NL)") with a compensation of €781 (gross amount) per month.
  • a training plan and a clear description of the job, the expected competences and training possibilities.
  • a friendly and international office in the heart of the European quarter.
  • plenty of opportunities to learn and to demonstrate creativity, management skills and to work on advocacy, communication, tourism promotion and other cycling-related issues.

The work consists of the following essential activities, for which you should bring the required knowledge/experience:

  • Editing, updating and providing content for websites and newsletters
  • Managing and providing content on social media (particularly Facebook and Twitter)
  • Answering requests from the public

It is desirable that you are also capable of the following activities:

  • Working in a communications role (e.g. advocacy, PR, journalism)
  • Writing resources and materials for advocacy, political activity, cycling media, voluntary groups etc.
  • Database management
  • Marketing
  • Design (Photoshop, etc.)
  • Web development

Essential skills:

  • Excellent written and spoken French (native-speaker level) and English (proficient). Applications that do not fulfill this requirement will not be considered!
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (editing and updating websites)
  • Self-motivated, outcome-oriented, team player
  • Commitment to the aims of ECF, in particular its aims of improving conditions for cycling and of encouraging people to cycle ("more people cycling, more often")

Additional desirable skills:

  • Other languages are an asset (e.g. Dutch or German)
  • Web (WordPress, Plone) and social media management (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram…)
  • Computer-literate (MS Office, database management, internet tools, social media)
  • Managing multiple tasks
  • Strong networking skills (attending events, meetings etc.)
  • Able to set own priorities and deliver within agreed timescales
  • Proactive, flexible, hands-on personality
  • Bicycle user for leisure or transport

How to apply:

Please send an email to Ernst Fahrenkrug ( with the subject: "EuroVelo Communication traineeship position November 2018" with the following two attachments:

  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF format - in English)
  • Short cover letter (max. one page, PDF format - in English)

Please apply by Sunday, 21 October 2018 (Midnight CET). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews are expected to be carried out at the end of October.

The traineeship should ideally start in the first week of November 2018. We'll give preference to candidates who are available at that time.

Please be aware that applications missing any of the attachments mentioned above or applicants without excellent written and spoken skills in French (native-speaker level) and English (proficient) will not be taken into consideration.

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