Communications Account Officer
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN19-05
2. About ECMWF
ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of its forecasts, collects and processes large amounts of observations, and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data. Satellite and in situ observations provide the information for up-to-date global analyses and climate reanalyses of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface.
For details, see www.ecmwf.int/.
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 Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) service provides consistent and qualitycontrolled information related to air pollution and health, solar energy, greenhouse gases and climate forcing, everywhere in the world. For details, see www.atmosphere.copernicus.eu/
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) service provides authoritative information about the past, present and future climate, as well as tools to enable climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies by policy makers and businesses. For details, see www.climate.copernicus.eu/
3. Summary of the role
The role sits in the Copernicus Communications Team within Copernicus Services at ECMWF and reports to the Copernicus Communication Lead.
As the Communications Account Officer, you will be responsible for managing the large profile of Copernicus communication outsourced contracts for events, press and public outreach activities, in close collaboration with both the Copernicus Contract Management Section and the ECMWF Procurement Team. You will contribute to the development of the Copernicus ECMWF communication strategy and promotional campaigns and coordinate the network of communication relays of the CAMS and C3S providers and suppliers across Europe.
This role will involve:
The post holder will work closely across ECMWF’s Copernicus teams and will be able to see the bigger picture to ensure that relevant information and messages relating to Copernicus Services are effectively fed into campaigns, implementation plans and the overall strategy.
In addition, he or she will regularly undertake activities to engage and build trust with internal and external stakeholders.
The post holder will have experience in communications solutions and have the ability to provide an effective key messaging tailored to the different Copernicus services audiences.
To be successful in this role, the Communications Account Officer will have excellent communication skills, exemplary writing ability and an individual with a proactive approach, with a willingness to drive the communications strategy forward. Excellent attention to detail, creativity and flexibility are also essential in this role.
This role will involve occasional travel, mostly within Europe.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
5. Personal attributes
6. Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills (including language)
7. Other information
The successful candidate will be recruited at either the A2 grade, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations and the annual basic salary will be £59,228.40 net of tax. This position is assigned to the employment category STF-PL as defined in the Staff Regulations
Full details of salary scales and allowances are available on the ECMWF website at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/, including the Centre’s Staff Regulations regarding the terms and conditions of employment.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Length of contract: To 30 September 2021, with the possibility of renewal depending on the funding of the next phase of the Copernicus programme (2021-2027).
Location: The role will be based in the Reading area, in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/.
To contact the ECMWF Recruitment Team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At ECMWF, we consider an inclusive environment as key for our success. We are dedicated to ensuring a workplace that embraces diversity and provides equal opportunities for all, without distinction as to race, gender, age, marital status, social status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, personality, ethnicity and culture. We value the benefits derived from a diverse workforce and are committed to having staff that reflect the diversity of the countries that are part of our community, in an environment that nurtures equality and inclusion.
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