The FACE Team is based in Brussels and makes up the Secretariat, representing the interests of its Members and 7.000.000 European hunters every day.
The FACE team combines a passion for hunting and conservation with expertise in a range of key areas to ensure hunting remains good for hunters, society and nature, right across Europe. The small team reflects the diversity of Europe, with several nationalities, competent in various European languages.
David is currently serving as Secretary General of FACE. His daily work involves overseeing the implementation of FACE’s work programme. He has a strong background in project management, EU affairs, conservation policy, game management, sustainable agriculture and human-wildlife conflict. He received his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland Galway with a dissertation examining the economic, ecological and social place of hunting in rural Ireland. David is also experienced in developing conservation/management plans for huntable species.
Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 14
Sabine joined FACE in March 2009. She is mainly responsible for German/English translations and occasionally from other languages including translation planning, proofreading and editing. Sabine holds a degree in translations from the FAK Specialist Academy in Munich, German, in the field of economics. Before starting at FACE, she worked for several companies in Germany as translator, executive assistant and office manager.
Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 19
Languages:DE - EN - FR - NL - IT
Alessio Borrello joined the FACE team in August 2016 with the aim of renewing image and communication strategies at FACE. Working closely with the Secretary General and in coordination with all staff members, Alessio develops, plans and implements the organisation’s external communications. He is a successful professional with extensive, international experience as a digital marketer, consultant and project manager.
Tel. :+32 (0)2 416 16 18
Languages:IT - EN
Sabrina is a master graduate in Applied Ecology from the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences at Campus Evenstad (Norway). Since 2012, she worked for various NGOs, nature research institutions and universities all over Europe. She joined projects dealing with the conservation and management of Lynx, semi-aquatic mammals (Otter, American Mink) and raptors (Osprey, Spanish Imperial Eagle). During these projects, she learned the importance and need of the collaboration between hunters, nature conservationists and scientific researchers.
Languages:DE - EN - NL
Loubna holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and she completed her studies working as Communication & Event Intern in Australia. Since 2014, she gained experience in office and event management working for various European membership-based organisations in Brussels.
She joined FACE Team as Office Administrator in March 2020. In this role, she is responsible for the smooth run of the Federation’s office, ensuring administration management, liaising with FACE members and supporting the organisation of FACE’s meetings.
Tel.:+32 32 27 32 6900
Languages:FR - EN
Cy is Senior Conservation Manager at FACE. Dedicated to finding solutions for effective conservation of wildlife in Europe and seeking common ground between different interest groups, Cy has been closely involved with implementation of the EU Birds Directive and the negotiations for the creation of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores.
Prior to re-joining FACE in 2019, he headed the European Association of Wetlands International for 3 years, managing the work on waterbird monitoring, water policy and the impact of EU investments on wetlands, and before this at FACE (2005-2016). He has particular interest in migratory species, both for their ecology and the international approach required for their conservation.
Languages:EN - FR
Bob holds an international bachelors degree in French, Sociology and Political Science and a Masters degree in Natural Resource Governance and Economic Policy, both from National University of Ireland Galway. He speaks English and French and has a good command of Irish. Bob has previously worked for Vocal Europe and Inland Fisheries Ireland where he wrote a thesis on “Dutch recreational demand modelling for angling activities in Irelan”. He recently completed a bluebook traineeship in the Secretariat General of the European Commission, and had the opportunity to work in the Better Regulation Unit analysing impact assessments and fitness checks on key legislation such as the Water Frameworks Directive, the Air Quality Directive and the Ozone Regulation banning illegal chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) substances.
Tel.:+32 32 27 32 6900
Languages:EN - FR - IE
Konstantina holds two bachelors in Law and Political science respectively and an LL.M in European and International public law from KU Leuven. She is passionate about EU affairs and politics. Since 2014, she has gained experience in legal affairs and European politics working in a range of law offices, in the European Parliament as a trainee and in an European organisation. Konstantina is a Greek native speaker, fluent in English and with limited proficiency in German.
Languages:EN - GR - DE
Levina grew up on the Southern Dutch and Northern German countryside. In her twenties, she enjoyed her time living in Amsterdam, race rowing and cycling, volunteering for charity, while also studying History, Political Culture and National Identities. After moving to Brussels, she first worked at the European Parliament and afterwards joined FACE’s Public Affairs team, where she has worked on the successful re-establishment of the ‘Biodiversity, Hunting and Countryside’ Intergroup and promotes FACE’s interests in the European Parliament. While socially engaging, Levina is keen on building relations and strategic interaction with stakeholders such as politicians. Her upbringing in both a military and EU-institutions connected family makes her combine a typical can-do mentality with a balanced European view on matters.
Tel.:+32 32 27 32 6900
Languages:NL - EN
Charlotte manages the operations of the FACE Secretariat, from finances to human resources, whilst coordinating the administrative and office work.
Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 11
Languages:FR - EN - ES
Valentina holds two master’s degrees in Law and European Politics and Law. Passionate about EU politics, Valentina has significant experience both in legal and public affairs. Before joining FACE, she worked for the EFCI (European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry) and EuropaBio (the European Association for Bioindustries). Valentina is fluent in Italian, English and French.
Tel.:+32 (0)2-416 16 20
Languages:IT - EN - FR
Working for FACE provides a unique opportunity to provide the bridge between hunters and other conservationists on the ground and EU decision-makers.
We exist to ensure that hunting in Europe remains good for people and nature. The people who work for us help make this happen. You could become part of a dynamic team who make a vital difference to the 7 million people who hunt in Europe and the future of our precious nature. Our trainees and interns also play a huge role in helping us to meet our ambition. For volunteer or internship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The FACE Team in Brussels is looking for a Conservation Policy Assistant to join its small and dynamic team. FACE has a long involvement in EU nature and biodiversity policy formulation and implementation, with focus on conservation of migratory birds and promoting sustainable use. With the expansion of this sector, FACE is enhancing its activities on policies including migratory birds, biodiversity and wildlife management.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, confident and professional. He/she should have some experience in project management, a background in environmental sciences, biology, forestry or similar and be quick to learn in new areas.
He/she should be passionate about the work we do at FACE and willing to work hard to increase our capacities to monitor and contribute to improving knowledge of status of game species.
JOB PROFILE: Traineeship – Conservation Policy Assistant
LOCATION: 205 Rue Belliard, 1040, Brussels
TERMS: Full-time remunerated Traineeship: 6 months fixed-term, with potential to increase
REPORTS TO: Senior Conservation Manager
HOW TO APPLY: Send your CV and a cover letter to email@example.com addressing the job profile below as best as possible. Please put “Conservation Policy Officer application” in the subject heading of your email. The deadline for applications is Friday 5 June 2020.
RESPONSIBILITY: Assisting in gathering and analysing information on topics including, migratory birds, the FACE Biodiversity Manifesto and other relevant areas, gaining understanding of the various EU legislative texts, and preparing reports.
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: All internal staff, FACE Members’ staff in 37 countries and FACE partners from regional to European level (NGOs and stakeholder organisations representing the rural and nature conservation sectors; academia; and the public sector).