New vacancy: EARA Policy & Projects Manager

Job Title: Policy & Projects Manager

Working for: European Animal Research Association (EARA)

Location: London office, with some international travel

Salary: This is a full-time position, salary 40,000 - 45,000 GBP depending on experience.


Job Details

EARA is a communications and advocacy organisation whose mission is to uphold the interests of biomedical research and healthcare development, in the use of animals for research. EARA provides a platform, across Europe and beyond, for the public and other external stakeholders to be informed and learn about the role of animals in scientific research and its benefits and limitations. Being a membership organisation with a global reach, EARA also encourages the creation and development of national networks of stakeholders and improves the co-ordination between them.


Principal duties:

Under the management of the EARA executive director, the principal duties will be to:

  • Aid EARA engagement with the European Commission, Parliament and other Brussels based stakeholders on the use of animals for scientific purposes.

  • Monitor and respond to new policy developments from EU institutions that impact our sector

  • Prepare briefings on EU policy developments that impact our sector

  • Engage directly with EARA members on policy developments, including co-ordinating working group projects

  • The role will be part of the communications functions of EARA and the successful applicant will also contribute to this work.


Responsibilities will include: ·

  • Maintaining and developing EARA policy work streams, including management of multi-stakeholder working groups

  • Engaging with EARA members on EU policy developments

  • Liaising with EARA Brussels support on Parliamentary and Commission engagement

  • Delivery of EARA Briefings on EU policy and regulatory matters

  • Delivery of EARA submissions in response to Commission consultations

  • communications

  • Editorial support for the weekly EARA Policy Briefing

  • Provide a daily media monitoring report.

  • Occasional policy-related long-read articles for the EARA website.

  • Writing news stories, as appropriate, for the weekly EARA News Digest and Quarterly Member Newsletter.

  • Support administrative tasks such as updating internal databases (events and contact lists).


Person Specifications

Required experience:

  • A degree in a science-related field, or science communication

  • An understanding of the scientific, ethical and moral justification for animal research.

  • Direct experience in EU science policy, an understanding of the regulatory landscape governing animal research in the EU and familiarity with how structures and processes work in the EU

  • Experience of stakeholder engagement and project management, including report writing

  • Comfortable reading through scientific literature and finding the key messages to translate to a wider non-scientific audience

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.


Additional desirable skills and requirements:

  • Written and/or verbal competency in another European language

  • Experience with digital content planning, scheduling and posting on social media platforms

  • Experience of video editing and/or illustrator tools such as Canva

  • Experience of content management systems or website building platforms such as Wix

  • Able to work occasional evenings and weekends

  • Willing to undertake travel within Europe for face-to-face events and conferences

  • Experience of database systems for customer relationship management.


Closing Date: Thursday, 8 April 2022


Interview/Start Dates

The application deadline is 1700 GMT.

Interviews will take place in April. Please also give an indication of when you would be available to start work.


Application Details

Please email your CV and an accompanying cover letter explaining how you meet the person specification to kleech@eara.eu with the subject heading ‘EARA Policy & Projects Manager’. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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