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 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 highly successful and competent professional with extensive, international experience as a digital marketer, consultant and project manager. His expertise helps FACE to design and implement effective communication and marketing strategies.

Tel. :+32 (0)2 416 16 18

Languages:IT - EN

Accounting Assistant & Communication Officer

Sandrine Dehoux

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 13

Languages:FR - EN - ES

Public Affairs Manager

Roderick Enzerink

Roderick joined the secretariat in 2017 and worked as an intern and wildlife policy officer in the conservation team. He worked on different topic such as migratory birds, international conservation (e.g. trade in hunting trophies) and large carnivores. As the public affairs manager he is in charge of contacts with the European Institutions, mostly the European Parliament and the Intergroup ‘Biodiversity, Hunting and Countryside’.
He holds a bachelor degree in Geography, Planning and Environment of the Radboud University (Netherlands). He has a master’ degree from the same university in Environmental and Society Studies, with a master thesis on co-existing with wildlife in Namibia’s conservancies. Previously he did an internship in Namibia at NACSO and was also part of the Namibian delegation to the CITES Conference of Parties 2016, in Johannesburg.

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 20

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

Communications Officer

Diana Selaru

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 17

Languages:RO - EN - FR

Legal Affairs Officer

Tom Van de Maele

Tom joined the FACE secretariat in august 2017. He holds 3 master degrees in law from the KUL and the UGent and wrote his first master dissertation about the defederalisation of Belgium and the impact on hunting law and the new arms legislation and the impact for Belgian hunters. He also holds a master degree in general management from Vlerick Business School and did a 2 month project at BASC’s headquarters in Wales. During this year of business school he obtained some practical experience in attending many hunting fairs for NomadUK (Jagd und hund, IWA, the Gamefair, …). Tom started his career as a hunter at the age of 6 years by going along with his father and grandfather on hunting days as a beater.

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 15

Languages:NL - 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



This is a full-time senior executive position in FACE established to develop and implement the Federation’s programmes and associated policies for biodiversity conservation, habitat protection and wildlife species management.

The Senior Conservation Manager reports to the FACE Secretary General.

The post holder is responsible for developing and implementing a coherent strategy across the whole of Europe in line with the policies of the European Union, the Council of Europe and other international conventions such as AEWA and CMS.

The post holder will also report to the FACE Board and General Assembly as required and represent FACE at conferences and technical meetings.

The work involved with this post deals with the existing European and international policy frameworks that affect hunting as well as with legislative processes. This position also requires significant coordination and liaison with EU Institutions, agencies and NGOs, which include IUCN, CIC, BirdLife International and other conservation organisations.

The post holder is responsible for the management and oversight of the Conservation Team, allocating tasks, delegating and ensuring timely delivery of assignments and projects.


Working under the authority of the FACE Secretary General and consulting on a day-to-day basis as required with other senior management colleagues, the Senior Conservation Manager’s responsibilities involve a substantial amount of office-based team management and policy analysis, but are mainly front line and public facing and are principally concerned with the following:

  • Developing and implementing the work programme by providing leadership, motivation, line management and personal development for the Conservation team.
  • With the Secretary General, Members’ representatives and relevant Technical Groups, agree and implement FACE’s policy framework in areas relating to biodiversity conservation, sustainable use, wildlife management and sustainable hunting as well as ensuring the delivery of policy objectives.
  • Provide a senior point of contact with the relevant European institutions, expert groups and voluntary conservation bodies, ensuring that FACE is aware of, and responds to, policy change and developments within them.
  • Ensure a coherent strategy for wildlife conservation and habitat management across the whole of Europe, which is in line with the strategies and policies of the European Union and the Council of Europe, and other relevant international conventions.
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality defined membership support and represent the best interests of the Members.
  • Preparing and executing projects and grants applications.
  • Occasionally participating in other FACE activities as required.


Preferably educated to Master’s degree level in biology, ecology, environmental science, veterinary, agriculture, forestry or professional equivalent.


  • Proven management, leadership and networking skills
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workloads
  • Ability to manage a diverse and often complex programme to meet targets within time and budget
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and at least one other European language
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to prepare concise summaries and articles (technical and policy levels)
  • Ability to delegate and motivate
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences at the highest levels
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in cross-cultural work environments
  • Conflict resolution and political analysis

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrable record of success at a senior level within the conservation sector, especially the development and implementation of policy
  • Knowledge of European and international conservation policies (such as the Birds and Habitats Directive) and related legislation
  • Experience of project management
  • Fully IT literate
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary teams and of organisational change

The following experience and knowledge would be an additional advantage:

  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector and with NGOs
  • Experience of fundraising in this or related sectors
  • A sound understanding of the pressures on biodiversity
  • A close connection with hunting and the countryside

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter to by before 17:00 on 27 May 2019.

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