Posted 06 Apr

Senior Communications Officer

Reading, United Kingdom Full Time
Salary: £69,700.80

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an independent
intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 states. It carries out scientific and technical research, collects and processes large amounts of observations, and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data on a 24/7 operational basis.

ECMWF has been entrusted to operate the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on behalf of the European Commission until the end of 2020. Copernicus is the European Union (EU) flagship Earth-observation programme. The programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications.

The Senior Communications Officer has an important role to play in devising, delivering and evaluating the strategy to increase awareness and uptake of the Copernicus services across Europe. The Senior Communications Officer is responsible for the overall communication portfolio for CAMS and C3S. The portfolio includes general communications tasks, events and conferences, press management, web services and user uptake related matters, training and education programme, etc.
The post-holder should have extensive experience in print and digital communication, stakeholder management (internal and external), and events, coupled with a strong understanding of media relations. Experience of translating complex information in to easy-to-understand messaging across different audiences and European countries is highly desirable, along with a background in the field of climate change and environmental policies. Experience and interest in the field of education and training will also be a strong asset.

Additional Application Instructions

Please apply by completing the online application form available at ECMWF has an Equal Opportunities Policy and applications from all suitably qualified candidates are welcome. Staff are usually recruited from among nationals of the following Member States and Co-operating States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Staff from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases.

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