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The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) is seeking to recruit a full time:

Education Officer

Deadline for application: 24 January 2020

Location: Brussels

Do you want to help spread the message about the need to improve the working lives of Europeans in a fast-changing world? Are you skilled in active learning methodologies, training design process and pedagogical methods? Are you comfortable dealing with trade unions? Are you driven by a multicultural environment? Do you like to work in various venues across Europe? Your area of interest is the European Works Councils?

The ETUI is a leading applied research and training institute for the European labour movement. We use our expertise in research, training and workplace health and safety to advance workers’ interests and to support, reinforce and stimulate the European Trade Union action and identity.

We are looking for a full-time Education Officer to develop the ETUI’s potential, advise on, and run EWC and SE-works councils training, particularly company-specific training.  He/she will organise the ETUI’s training provision and input.

  • design, organize and develop training activities in the field of European Work Councils in partnership with National Trade Union Confederations and European Trade Union Federations and Multinational companies,
  • deliver, implement and contribute to the ETUI Education Strategy and programme.

Skills required:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and solve problems, deal with different positions on sensitive topics
  • Capacity to manage priorities and meet deadlines
  • Capacity to work autonomously, within the budgetary constraints
  • Capacity to communicate and work with a team-based approach

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Level of knowledge master or equivalent by experience
  • Fluency in English and French and at least one other European language
  • Practical experience of 5 years in trade union education and/or adult education
  • Knowledge of the trade union environment
  • Knowledge of European Work Councils legislation
  • Working knowledge of common and specific IT-related office tools


Develops trainings in order to implement the ETUI educational programme

  • Translates political strategies and priorities into trainings
  • Drafts transnational training activities tailored to identified needs
  • Designs the training, in cooperation with a trainers’ team and provides the detailed program and pedagogical strategy
  • Keeps informed and updates information on specific topics which are relevant for the organisation of the trainings
  • Implements active learning methodology and experiments new pedagogical methods
  • Participates in the development and production of new training tools, techniques and contents
  • Collaborates with all ETUI colleagues to gather background information
  • Participates in internal and external institutional bodies and working groups

Delivers and participates in the training

  • Introduces and represents the ETUI at these trainings
  • Adapts training content according to level and knowledge of the participants
  • Facilitates the participation of all trainees
  • Travels regularly to various venues for the delivery of trainings

Coordinates the practical organisation of training, particularly Multination companies’ trainings

  • Prepare training offers and packages for the Multinational companies
  • Develops and prepares training materials and coordinates the translation
  • Negotiates, prepares and monitors contracts and budget allocations, in cooperation with the administrative assistant
  • Coordinates, in close collaboration with the administrative assistant, the practical organisation of the training
  • Monitors the quality of the training, designs and takes part in the training evaluation together with the participants and trainers’ team
  • Ensures training reporting

Disseminates information

  • Organises educational activities such as meetings or conferences with internal and external target groups, experts and researchers
  • Participates in different trade union activities organised by ETUC affiliates or in other European events
  • Produces information related to activities (articles, web content, newsletters ...)
  • Participates to EU projects partners meeting offering expertise

Project Management

  • Contributes to the content of the educational programme and identifies strategic issues and priority fields to explore
  • Prepares and monitors the use of the budget for the work programme activities and the EU funded projects
  • Organises, coordinates and implements activities in line with the educational programme
  • Contributes to the activity planning and sees that deadlines are respected
  • Ensures reporting to the concerned stakeholders
  • Contributes, de facto, to the ETUI financial resources

The ETUI offers a challenging and dynamic multicultural working environment. For further information visit:

The ETUI offers good working conditions with a competitive salary and an attractive package of fringe benefits in line with qualifications and experience.

Applications and supporting documents (CV, cover letter, etc.) should be sent before 24 January 2020 to:

Vera dos Santos Costa

ETUI Education Director

Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5

B -1210 Brussels


Short-listed candidates will be invited to a written test and an interview on the 27th January 2020* in Brussels in the premises of the ETUI (only one date of selection, no skype interview of distance selection procedure is allowed).

*date to be confirmed by e-mail to the selected candidates


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