Green Budget Europe Office Manager
(32–38 hours per week) 

Green Budget Europe (GBE) seeks an office member to undertake secretarial/administrative work, manage GBE’s office and support its six-person team.


Candidates should ideally meet all of the following criteria:

  • Dynamic, highly motivated, with relevant professional administration / office management experience of minimum 2 years – preferably within NGOs, think tanks or other policy-related institutions;
  • Fluent spoken and written English and French (or Dutch); additional language skills welcome;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills, time management, flexibility, and reliability;
  • Ability to manage relationships with suppliers, service providers, partners, the GBE board and GBE members;
  • Office management: solid experience of Microsoft Office, database/contact management, ability to manage agendas and correspondence, take minutes, format documents, etc.;
  • Communications experience: proficiency in content management systems for websites (e.g. WordPress), Twitter, experience of mailing programmes (g. Mailchimp);
  • Event management experience: organising events and catering, making travel and hotel arrangements;
  • Financial management experience: handling of cash-flow/invoices, expense reimbursement;
  • Ability to solve day-to-day challenges in the office (IT, etc.);
  • Interest and basic knowledge in climate and environment policies.

This will be a one-year renewable contract. After a 4–5 month period, it is possible for the responsibilities to be extended if there is mutual agreement.

Who we are

Green Budget Europe (GBE) works to reduce environmentally harmful subsidies, and shift the tax burden away from labour and on to pollution and non-renewable resources. Achieving these reforms in a socially equitable way is central to our mission. Behind our work is the realisation that ensuring real costs are reflected in prices via appropriate taxes can help to protect the climate and environment.

To advance its policy work, GBE brings together representatives of business, international organisations, ministries, NGOs, political decision-makers, the research community and civil society. By implementing environmental fiscal reform (EFR), countries can cut pollution, conserve scarce resources, and enhance social equity through a careful and considered approach to reform; see further


Your application

Please organise your application in the following sequence: cover letter; CV; work sample.

In your cover letter please indicate your motivation to work for GBE, and this role, and outline why your skills, qualifications and experience make you a suitable candidate. Please state, in the concluding lines, your earliest start date in the event your application is successful. Please limit your cover letter to one page.

Within your CV, please indicate your language proficiency (CEFR preferred). At the end of your CV, please include email addresses and phone numbers for at least two referees who GBE may contact.

Please include the following written work sample:

  • A letter asking for a date for a meeting between the President of GBE with the Director-General of DG TAXUD in the European Commission. The letter should briefly introduce GBE, and the meeting should be about a topic relevant to GBE. It should be written in English and French/Dutch.


Please include your full application (in the requested sequence) in a single PDF document.

Please send your application to for the attention of Bridget Farrell, with “GBE office manager 03/2017” in the subject line.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we kindly ask for your understanding that we are only able to contact those who have been shortlisted.


The final date to submit an application is 5 March 2017 at 24:00CET.

We plan to hold the interviews between 20 and 23 March.






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