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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com (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.