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Policy Advisor Climate and Energy

European Trade Union Confederation

Deadline 10.02.2023 €4,959/month (est.)

European Trade Union Confederation is looking for a Policy Advisor Climate and Energy

Deadline for application 10 February 2023

The ETUC is recruiting a full-time Policy Advisor to work primarily on climate and energy policies. Under the supervision of the ETUC Elected team, the advisor will work to develop the ETUC positions on the above-mentioned topics from a worker’s and trade union perspective.

Permanent contract on a full time basis


  • Active follow-up of EU climate and energy policies, in particular the European Green Deal and its consequences for the world of work and the REPowerEU initiative, as well as related legislative and non-legislative processes.

  • Liaise with institutions and stakeholders to mainstream and operationalise the concept of Just transition with relevant EU pieces of legislation and non-legislative initiatives.

  • Coordinate ETUC affiliates in the context of UNFCCC process, in close collaboration with the ITUC.

  • Coordinate the ETUC initiatives with sectoral affiliates and relevant colleagues

  • In coordination with the team, ensure the coherence of ETUC positions on other dossiers (e.g., Trade, European semester, EU Budget) as to sustainable development, energy and climate change.

  • Manage the ETUC permanent committee on “Sustainable development, energy and climate change” and the related network made of ETUC affiliates (Draft agenda, minutes, chairing meetings)

  • Draft ETUC policy documents and manage the amendment process with affiliates.

  • Support the ETUC elected team for their political activities (background notes, speaking points);

  • Support the ETUC communication department (draft press release, quotes);

  • Support the Social dialogue team for relevant projects

  • Ensure coordination with the Just Transition Center

  • Design funding applications for ETUC projects in the relevant policy fields and supervise the implementation of the funded projects, in cooperation with project officer and contracted experts.

  • Intervene in ETUI training sessions on the relevant topics

  • Represent the ETUC in public events such as conferences, hearings, seminars within the trade union world as well as by institutions (European Parliament, European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee)

  • Network with organisations & associations active about climate change to build strong coalitions for a just transition of the workforce


Experience in the trade union movement and/or with European projects is a necessity.

The successful candidate should preferably hold a university degree, or equivalent experience, in one of the following areas: political science, law, economics.

The successful candidate must have knowledge, skills, and experience in the following areas:

  • A very good knowledge of European climate and energy policy framework as well as sound knowledge of EU/national policies and European/national trade unionism

  • Experience in dealing with climate and energy policies

  • A deep understanding of Just Transition and workers perspectives towards a low carbon economy

  • Excellent written and spoken English, with a very good command of a second language, preferably French or vice versa. Other languages would be an asset.

  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to work in an international multicultural environment

  • Good command of MS Office tools

  • Very good communication skills, both oral and written

We offer

We offer a competitive salary in category III of our pay scale1, and an attractive package of fringe benefits in line with qualifications and experience.

The daily work will be undertaken in the ETUC offices in Brussels. Occasional travel may be required. Starting date: as soon as possible
Please forward a CV and cover letter to the ETUC at by 10 February 2023.
Short listed candidates will be invited to a written test and interviews.

ETUC is an equal opportunities employer.

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1 Starting salary of Category III pay scale is 4959€ gross per month. The successful candidate will be placed on the pay scale in line with experience

The candidates must be ready to work on other possible policy files.

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