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Job offer: Patrick Breyer is looking for an Administrative Assistant in Brussels [archived]

Member of the European Parliament Patrick Breyer (Pirate Party, Greens/EFA group) is looking for an Accredited Parliamentary Assistant to work in Brussels, with a focus on administration and communication work.

Patrick works in the LIBE and JURI committees with a focus on privacy and Internet freedom.

Your tasks will include

  • Managing the MEP’s agenda, mailbox and calendar;
  • organising events and visits to the EP;
  • managing the various budgets;
  • supporting and assisting in communications activities;
  • coordinating the work with policy advisers in Brussels and local assistants in Berlin and Kiel;
  • communicating with institutions and citizens;
  • carrying out parliamentary administrative duties.

Requirements

  • a general understanding of the European Union and the European Parliament;
  • studies or experience in a field relevant to the position;
  • organisational skills, flexibility, reliability, proactive approach to work;
  • experience with office software;
  • fluency in both German and English; proficiency in French, Czech or other languages is an asset;
  • an understanding of the core values of the Pirate movement;
  • personal integrity and professional approach to work;
  • passion for Open Source Software and other open technologies;
  • willingness to occasionally travel abroad (mainly to Strasbourg and Germany);
  • enthusiasm for working in an international team;
  • full support for transparency in public affairs and full respect for privacy in personal matters.

The offer

  • Full-time position as Accreddited Parliamentary Assistant (APA) in Brussel
  • The position will initially be a one-year contract as an accredited assistant in the European Parliament with the possibility of extension;
  • The salary will depend on experience and will be determined in accordance with parliamentary regulations;
  • The opportunity to participate in a meaningful and transparent policy.

Application

  • Apply by 12 July 2020, either by post (to Patrick Breyer MEP, ASP 8G104, European Parliament, Rue Wietz 60, 1047 Brussels) or by e-mail to europa@patrick-breyer.de (PGP key), with a curriculum vitae and a cover letter (in English) explaining your motivation and skills. Please use the subject line “Administrative Assistant – YOUR NAME”
  • Subsequently a test will be sent electronically to all pre-selected applicants (to be returned within two days)
  • The interviews of a final set of successful candidates will take place after the evaluation of the tests.
  • Preferred starting date of the job: early September 2020.

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