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.

Secretary General

Dr. David Scallan

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


Senior Translator

Sabine Borgers

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

Communication Manager

Alessio Borrello

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

Wildlife Policy Assistant

Sabrina Dietz

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.

Tel.:+32 (0)2-4161614

Languages:DE - EN - NL

Office Administrator

Loubna El Messaoudi

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

Senior Conservation Manager

Cy Griffin

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.

Tel.:+32 (0)2-4161619

Languages:EN - FR

Communication & Policy Assistant

Bob Groome

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

Conservation Policy Assistant

Annemie Rose Janssen

Annemie Rose joined the FACE team in 2019 as a trainee for the position of Conservation Policy Assistant. She holds a master’s degree in Biodiversity and Ecology from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) where she wrote a master thesis on shark bioluminescence that she was able to present at the 24th Benelux Congress of Zoology. Previously, she studied Conservation and International Environmental Policy at Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia) through an international exchange program. Throughout her studies, she engaged in various research projects including the study of plant distribution in the Italian Alps, the analysis of freshwater phytoplankton communities at EAWAG (Switzerland) as well as the health assessment of cetacean populations in Martinique. Through her broad scientific background, Annemie Rose has the ambition to achieve tangible results in terms of reducing current human impacts; as well as recommend and implement a long-term, practical strategy aimed at improving and sustaining existing conservation efforts.

Tel.:+32 (0)2-4161614

Languages:EN - FR - NL

Public Affairs Assistant

Levina de Jonge

Tel.:+32 32 27 32 6900

Languages:NL - EN

Office & Business Manager

Charlotte Nyffels

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

Legal & Public Affairs Manager

Valentina Siddi

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


FACE is looking for a Policy Officer to join its ambitious team in Brussels. This role offers a great opportunity for a motivated individual to work on EU policy in an international environment. He/she should be passionate about the work we do at FACE and willing to work hard to increase our reach, awareness and influence in promoting sustainable hunting and conservation in Europe.

LOCATION: 205 Rue Belliard, 1040, Brussels — TERMS: One-year contract (under Belgian law) with possibility of extended contract after one year.

REPORT TO: Secretary General — STARTING DATE: As soon as possible

HOW TO APPLY: Send your CV and a cover letter to addressing the job profile below as best as possible. Please put “Policy Officer application” in the subject heading of your email. The deadline for applications is 17:00 on 31 March 2020.

RESPONSIBILITY: In this role, the successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Secretary General to provide timely and high-quality advice and support. He/she will be responsible for ensuring target-oriented positioning and effective representation of the hunting community in relevant policy processes at the EU and international level. The post-holder will engage in and coordinate FACE’s policy work, including initiatives under REACH potentially affecting ammunition.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS: All internal staff, FACE Members’ staff in 37 countries, a wide range of external partners, officials in EU institutions and Members of the European Parliament.


  • Coordinate monitoring and analysis of EU policy developments related to hunting and conservation, including new policy developments under REACH relating to ammunition.
  • Coordinate socio-economic research on firearms and ammunition use for hunting in Europe.
  • Ensure coordination and involvement of Members in FACE’s work and manage internal platforms to that end, including meeting organisation and follow-up;
  • Support the design and implementation of FACE’s advocacy strategies in close collaboration with relevant FACE staff. This work will include: drafting memos, advocacy documents and thematic submissions for EU institutions and international bodies, monitoring and analysing legal and policy initiatives and developments in said institutions and bodies, and bringing key hunting-relevant issues to the attention of officials and decision makers;
  • Represent FACE and its positions in meetings and public events;
  • Develop and leverage key contacts and partnerships with decision makers and stakeholders.


  • Ensure good communication advancing the FACE legal-policy work
  • Contribute to overall FACE strategy development, work plans and reporting processes
  • Provide strategic policy advice to the manager and other colleagues
  • Have a willingness to work flexibly: occasional flexible hours & travel


  • Relevant higher-level educational qualifications;
  • Knowledge of EU law and of the EU institutional frameworks;
  • Knowledge of and experience in REACH would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with the EU policy making processes;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an international context with organisations from differing backgrounds and varying cultures with tact and diplomacy;


  • Excellent communication and reporting skills and ability to construct coherent arguments;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to adapt to a multicultural working environment;
  • Result-orientated team player with pronounced ability to work on own initiative and with a high degree of autonomy;
  • Strong organisational skills, detail orientated, with ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English with a good knowledge of at least one other European language, preferably German and/or French.
  • Additional European language would be an asset;
  • Empathy with the aims and objectives of FACE;
  • Experience with and/or understanding of hunting, countryside activities and nature conservation would be an asset.
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