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 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 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.

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

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.

Email:roderick.enzerink@face.eu

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

Languages:NL - 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.

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

FACE Conservation Policy Assistant

Daniel Švrčula

Daniel holds a master’s degree in forestry at Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, where he did a master thesis on Silviculture of Douglas fir. Previously he studied Forestry within Erasmus + programme at Swedish University of Agriculture in Umeå. During his studies, he worked for more than 2 years for the Czech Hunting Association and later he will start his doctoral studies on the “Effectiveness of artificial barriers for limiting the spatial activity of wild boars in relation to African swine fever” at CULS in Prague. Daniel started his career as a hunter at the age of 10 by going along with his father on hunting days as a beater.

Email:daniel.svrcula@face.eu

Tel.:+32 (0)2 416 16 23

Languages:CZ - EN - DE

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 AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER

FACE is looking for a Legal and Public Affairs Manager to join its team in Brussels. We are looking for someone who has a proven track record in legal affairs and interest representation that can ensure the effective coordination and delivery of FACE’s legal and public affairs objectives.

We are looking for someone who has a proven track record in legal affairs and interest representation that can ensure the effective coordination and delivery of FACE’s legal and public affairs objectives.

He or she should be passionate about the work we do at FACE and willing to work hard to increase our reach and promote sustainable hunting and conservation in Europe. Past experience in EU legal and public affairs is essential. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the oversight and management of policy and legal staff. This post is located at the FACE Office in Brussels with extensive travel within Europe.

ROLE DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

Advocacy and External Relations

  • Ensure effective coordination and delivery of FACE’s legal and political objectives;
  • Develop and implement – in coordination with the Communication Team – advocacy strategies and campaigns, policy events and other policy tasks with focus on the EU and international institutions;
  • Represent FACE and its positions in legal meetings and public events, and as required, engage with the media;
  • Develop and leverage key relationships and alliances with decision makers and stakeholders, with particular attention to the EU and international institutions.

Legal Affairs, Policy Monitoring, Research and Analysis

  • Oversee the monitoring and intelligence gathering of EU and international policy developments in the field of hunting and nature conservation (such as environment, firearms & ammunition, public & animal health, animal welfare and ethics, wildlife trade, agriculture…);
  • Analyse relevant political and legislative developments of relevance to FACE’s Members;
  • Prepare briefing notes and reports to colleagues and Members;
  • Manage and coordinate FACE’s legal affairs expertise (personnel and Members’ working group).

Internal Policy Work

  • Lead the FACE public affairs strategy development and contribute to overall work plans and reporting processes;
  • Organise and ensure enhanced involvement of FACE Members and manage policy and law-related internal platforms including meeting organisation and follow-up;
  • Oversee the development of common policy positions of Members and implement the production of draft positions and reports;
  • Ensure good communication of policy activities and development.

General

  • Provide strategic policy and advocacy advice to the Secretary General and other staff;
  • Assist with fundraising management, such as content conceptions, implementation and reporting of projects in relevant fields of policy as required;
  • Responsibility for personnel, budgetary, and administrative matters, as assigned.
  • Willing to work flexibly: occasional flexible hours – travel in Europe.

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

  • University level education or equivalent (in law, political sciences, or other relevant fields);
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in European Public Affairs in any of the following areas: EU institutions, advocacy NGOs, business firms, government, media, intergovernmental organisations, research organisations, political parties, think tanks;
  • Excellent knowledge of EU law and 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, diplomatic and networking skills and ability to convince groups;
  • Ability to think and act strategically and laterally and understanding of political processes;
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage priorities and work to deadlines under pressure;
  • Good analytical skills, capacity to identify key issues and ability to construct coherent arguments;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English with a working knowledge of at least one other European language, preferably French and/or German. Additional European language would be an asset;
  • Experience of and/or good understanding of hunting, countryside activities and nature conservation would be an asset.

Location: Brussels

Terms: Permanent contract (CDI). Attractive salary & benefits combined package.

Reports to: Secretary General

How to apply: Please send your CV and a covering letter in English to recruitment@face.eu explaining your reasons for applying to this position. Candidates will be interviewed progressively as applications are received.

For questions about this position, please contact the FACE Secretary General Dr. David Scallan – david.scallan@face.eu

Deadline for applications: Monday, 13 January 2020

Starting date: As soon as possible

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: Friday, 13 December 2019

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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