Pearle*: European Affairs Adviser Job (Belgium)

A start with the name of the organisation Pearle.

Pearle* is looking for a person who is familiar with the regulatory environment at European and international levels, and its functioning, who is service-oriented and well-organised, to join their team in Brussels. An interest in the daily operations and managerial/business side of a live performance organisation is a plus.

Created in 1991, Pearle* is the European voice for the live performance sector. As an employers’ and sector federation, it represents its members to the European and international institutions. It is closely involved in policy and regulatory affairs which may impact the daily functioning and management of a live performance organisation. As a membership organisation, Pearle* works for and on behalf of its members.

Being part of a small international team, the successful candidate will have a variety of tasks, including:

  • Monitoring EU affairs and gathering intelligence on current and upcoming EU regulatory developments of relevance for the sector
  • Reading and analysing legislative initiatives and existing regulations in view of the members’ interests
  • Liaising with the European institutions, such as the Commission, the European Parliament, Permanent representations, and others
  • Representing Pearle* at expert groups, consultation meetings, conferences
  • Coordinating and participating in stakeholder groups
  • Exchanging with Pearle* members, consulting them in view of positions; assisting them with their questions regarding the interpretation and implementation of EU law
  • Drafting impact analysis and briefing notes about EU legislation and policies
  • Presenting EU regulatory affairs at members’ conferences and webinars
  • Participating in Pearle* members conferences, preparing workshops, contacting speakers
  • Facilitation of capacity-building workshops and internal working groups
  • Drafting position papers, statements, press releases, newsletters, briefings, reports and website content
  • Developing advocacy strategies and defining positions on policy dossiers in close cooperation with the Pearle* team, members and other stakeholders
  • Contributing to the European projects

The role will report on a daily basis to the Director of the Association and is based in Brussels, combined with telework. It is assumed that the candidate lives in Belgium.

The schedule of the working hours will be discussed jointly with the Director upon the start of the contract. Additional working hours (up to a full-time schedule of 38h/week) may be proposed in the framework of European projects.

Salary scale according to PC 304, Cat A (including holiday money, end-of-year bonus, home-work travel in Belgium). Extra-legal benefits include lunch vouchers and other benefits according to the company policy.


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