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Policy Officer for Aviation

European Transport Workers’ Federation
Deadline 30.04.2024

European Transport Workers’ Federation is looking for a Policy Officer for Aviation

Do you want to play a crucial role in advocating for the rights and  interests of aviation workers? 

Why work for ETF?

  • Do you want to be the voice of 5 million + Transport Workers from 200 + Transport Unions in 38 countries?

  • Do you want to promote the interest of aviation workers in Europe as well solidarity across borders?

  • Are you pro Fair Transport?  

  • Are you committed to Trade Union values?

Your Role

As a Policy Officer for Aviation, you will play a pivotal role in coordinating activities, shaping policy, and representing ETF in various forums.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordination: Ensuring seamless collaboration within the Civil Aviation Section and its sub-sectors.

  • Support: Provide essential support to the Deputy General Secretary with responsibilities for Civil Aviation in executing strategic initiatives.

  • Research: Conduct in-depth research on aviation-related subjects to inform policy decisions.

  • Communication: Serve as the primary point of contact for affiliates, addressing their requests and maintaining strong communication channels.

  • Policy: Draft policy documents, reports, position papers, and other relevant materials.

  • Representation: Ensuring ETF participation in external bodies, representing the organization when required.

  • Project Management: Submit and implement EU co-funded projects, demonstrating strong project management skills.

  • Analysis: Create survey databases, collect input, and prepare insightful analyses.

  • Political Insight: Keep the Section informed and consulted on political developments within the aviation sector.

  • Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee: Support the ETF’s work within the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Civil Aviation.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with the rest of the Civil Aviation Department, the Communications Officer, and liaise with the ITF Civil Aviation Team.

  • Campaigns: Design and implement impactful campaigns related to aviation.

  • Meeting Management: Organize, attend, and facilitate meetings, collaborating closely with the Administrative Assistant for effective follow-up.

Your Profile

  • Education: Master’s Degree.

  • Experience: Minimum 4 years‘ experience in trade unions is essential, with expertise in aviation OR membership organisations OR NGOs considered strong assets.

  • Values: Strong commitment to trade unions values •   EU Bubble Exposure: Such knowledge is a strong asset.

  • Language Skills: Fluent in English. 

  • Communication: Strong communication skills with the ability to synthesize complex information.

  • Proactivity: High level of proactivity and flexibility to navigate through intricate processes.

  • Teamwork: Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small team.

  • Adaptability: Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and dealing with emergencies.

  • IT Skills: Proficient in  MS Office. 

  • Travel: Willingness and availability to travel 1/2 times per month.


  • Competitive Salary + Representation 110 € net and Internet at Home Allowance 30 € net, Meal Vouchers of7 €, Mobile Phone + Subscription, Laptop, Group Insurance (6% of gross salary),   Hospitalisation (Discounted rate for family), 100% Public Transport Reimbursement.

  • 25+ Paid Holidays.

  • Up to 2 days teleworking/week.

  • 34 hour week, flexitime.

  • Fulltime permanent contract. 

  • A Multicultural Dynamic Team of 22.

  • Weekly Team Meetings, 1 – 1 Coachings, Trainings with External Experts, Yearly Development Appraisals, Team Building Events. 

  • European Travel (1/2 times per month).

Hiring Process

  • 1st Interview online with an External Interviewer.  

  • Personality/Performance Test followed by a Practical Assignment .

  • 2nd Interview in person with Livia Spera, General Secretary, Sabine Trier, Deputy General Secretary with responsibilities for Civil Aviation (Your Future Manager) and Josef Maurer, Head of Operations, Central and Eastern Europe and Equalities, (ETF covers reasonable travel costs for non-Brussels based applicants).

  • Decision within a week of the 2nd interview.

Application procedure

We invite any interested candidate to send a CV and a short motivation letter in English to Josef Maurer, ETF Head of Operations, at by Tuesday 30 April. Only applications sent by e-mail will be considered. 

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