Secretariat

FACE TEAM

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.

Email:david.scallan@face.eu

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 14

Languages:EN

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.

Email:sabine.borgers@face.eu

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. His expertise helps FACE to design and implement effective communication and marketing strategies.

Email:alessio.borrello@face.eu

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.

Email:sabrina.dietz@face.eu

Tel.:+32 (0)2-4161614

Languages:DE - EN - NL

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.

Email:cy.griffin@face.eu

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.

Email:bob.groome@face.eu

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.

Email:annemie.janssen@face.eu

Tel.:+32 (0)2-4161614

Languages:EN - FR - NL

Public Affairs Assistant

Levina de Jonge

Email:levina.de.jonge@face.eu

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.

Email:charlotte.nyffels@face.eu

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 11

Languages:FR - EN - ES

Communications Officer

Diana Selaru

Diana joined the team in September 2017, being responsible for both external and internal communication. She coordinates the member relations and governance meetings, as well as the FACE Monthly Report, while supporting the work of the other teams. Diana holds an LL.M. degree in International and European Law and has perviously volunteered in other non-profit organisations.

Email:diana.selaru@face.eu

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

Languages:RO - EN - FR

CURRENT VACANCIES

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 recruitment@face.eu

LEGAL AFFAIRS OFFICER

FACE is looking for a Legal Affairs Officer to join its ambitious team in Brussels. This role offers a great opportunity for a motivated individual to combine the practice of EU and international law with European public affairs in an international environment.

We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, confident and professional. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of EU law and policy-making processes and be quick to learn in new areas.

He or 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.

RESPONSIBILITY: In this role, you will work under the supervision of the Legal and Public Affairs Manager to provide timely and high-quality legal advice and support. The post holder will engage in FACE’s public affairs and policy work, ensuring target-oriented positioning and effective representation of the hunting community in relevant policy processes at the EU and international levels.

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

KEY DUTIES:

  • Represent the hunting community at CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), CMS (the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals) and within IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature);
  • Conduct legal research, monitoring and analysis of EU and international law and policy developments related to hunting, other sustainable use activities and nature conservation (in fields such as the environment, wildlife trade, firearms and ammunition, public and animal health), and draft opinions and reports to internal staff and Members;
  • Develop and implement legal strategies, campaigns and events and other tasks aimed at achieving FACE’s legal and policy objectives;
  • Ensure coordination and involvement of Members in FACE’s legal 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 the relevant policy officers. 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.

General:

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

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

  • Relevant higher-level educational qualification (e.g. degree in the field of law);
  • Knowledge of EU law and of the EU institutional frameworks;
  • 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;

KEY SKILLS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • 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.

Location: Brussels

Terms: One-year contract (under Belgian law) with possibility of extended contract after one year.

Reports to: Legal and Public Affairs Manager

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@face.eu addressing the job profile below as best as possible.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 28 February 2020.

JOB ADVERT – PERMANENT CONTRACT – OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

The FACE Secretariat is looking for an Office Administrator to assist with the smooth running of the Federation.

The post-holder will be responsible for the delivery of office services, member services, and personal assistance to the Secretary General.

Location: Brussels

Terms: Permanent contract (CDI)

Reports to: Secretary General

How to apply: Please send your CV and a one-page covering letter in English to recruitment@face.eu including in the subject line: FACE Office Administrator, First name, Last name.

Deadline for applications: 28 February 2020

Starting date: As soon as possible

JOB PROFILE: Permanent contract – Office Administrator

Responsibility:

  • Ensuring proper administrative management and carry out office facilities assistance;
  • Act as staff liaison to FACE Members and be in charge of internal communication, member relations and FACE Governance meetings;
  • Support the administration of the Secretary General in terms of travel and logistics, bureaucracy

Key Relationships: All internal staff and FACE Members’ staff in 37 countries

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