We are seeking a Head (m/f/x) of the European Representation of the Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN) in Brussels

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The Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN) in Sankt Augustin (near Bonn) is seeking to appoint, at the earliest opportunity, a Head (m/f/x) of the European Representation of the Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN) in Brussels.

Your tasks

  • Heading the European Representation of the Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN); usual place of work: Brussels, following an induction period in Sankt Augustin
  • Representing the views of KAN vis-à-vis the EU institutions (Commission, Parliament and Council) and European offices of other bodies
  • Coordinating with European associations, umbrella associations and offices of other bodies
  • Developing and maintaining working contacts with political players at European level
  • Organizing events and discussions of political topics with a bearing upon occupational safety and health, with involvement of the institutions of the European Union and European associations, umbrella associations and offices of other bodies
  • Preparation and organization of projects conducted jointly with EU institutions and European associations, umbrella associations and offices of other bodies
  • Supervision, support and work on the content of selected European topics relating to occupational safety and health, including work on the production of analyses, comments and position statements
  • Coordination with the management of the KAN Secretariat
  • Regular reporting and preparation of information for KAN and its committees on key OSH-related topics    

Your profile

  • A university degree (master's or equivalent), preferably in the area of law, social sciences or economics
  • Vocational experience in political advocacy in the relevant fields at European level an advantage
  • Good analytical skills; high stylistic confidence in the formulation of texts
  • Strong communication and moderation skills
  • Team skills coupled with a high ability to work independently 
  • Strong service orientation and desire for political influence
  • Project experience 
  • Willingness to travel

Business fluent in spoken and written German and English; ideally also with a good knowledge of French.

The objective of KAN, the Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization, is that of enshrining occupational safety and health as effectively as possible in German, European and international standardization activity. KAN is maintained by the Association for the Promotion of Occupational Safety in Europe (VFA) and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS). The members of the VFA are the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions. Further information on KAN and its functions can be found at www.kan.de/en.

You have the prospect of being part of an interdisciplinary, communicative and motivated team, and of dealing with a variety of topics. We offer flexitime and flexible working hours, further training relevant to your tasks, and team-building activities.

Applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference over other equally suitable candidates.

Remuneration is governed by the TVÖD EG 14 pay scale for public institutions.

Please send your written application (in German) and supporting documents to us at bewerbung@dguv.de by 12 August 2020, stating the code below.

Verein zur Förderung der Arbeitssicherheit in Europa e.V.
Stabsbereich Personal Kennziffer/Code: 8025
Alte Heerstrasse 111
53757 Sankt Augustin
Germany
Tel. +49 2241 231 3450