Consultant Public Affairs & Sustainability

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02 Mar 2019

Consultant Public Affairs & Sustainability

Burson Cohn & Wolfe (formerly Burson-Marsteller), is one of the world’s leading global public affairs and communications consultancies. Our Brussels team specialises in European public affairs and integrated campaigning. We are looking for a mid-level consultant, who has a passion for public affairs and sustainability issues.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide strategic advice to a wide range of clients including multinational blue-chip companies, international organisations and EU institutions
  • Direct and support client advocacy
  • Develop and implement strategic communications campaigns on EU issues in Brussels and across EU member states
  • Manage financial aspects of client accounts
  • Grow client business where possible
  • Play an important role in leading and/or supporting new business opportunities

Competencies & Skills

  • Three to seven years relevant experience in EU public affairs in Brussels, notably within an EU institution, regulatory organisation, trade association, NGO, company or consultancy
  • Knowledge and keen interest in EU sustainability policy and decision-making processes, with a focus on chemicals and ideally one of the following policy topics: circular economy, energy, climate
  • Detailed knowledge of EU and international chemicals policy, notably classification and labelling, REACH (Restrictions and Authorisations), UN Conventions
  • A good network of contacts in the EU and business community on sustainability issues
  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field, such as EU or international politics, law, environmental policy, sustainability etc
  • Experience in people, client and budget management
  • Excellent social skills and team spirit, with a hands-on and solution driven work mentality
  • Strong communication skills and political insight
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Critical thinking with a desire to learn in a fast-paced and international environment
  • Familiarity with digital and social campaigns is an advantage
  • Excellent spoken and written English - other languages are a plus

About us

BCW is one of the world's largest full-service global communications agencies. Founded by the merger of Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe, BCW delivers digitally and data-driven creative content and integrated communications programs grounded in earned media and scaled across all channels for clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, CSR, healthcare, public affairs and technology sectors. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), the world's leader in communications services. For more information visit

You will find a collegiate and collaborative environment at BCW Brussels. Our colleagues are diverse and talented people who create a nice working environment and deliver innovative solutions to our client. 

Our campaigns are increasingly digital, social and creative, making the most of our global network to produce global impact. While clients are mostly private companies and organisations, governments and institutions regularly seek our counsel as well. 

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