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Help us stop hormone disruptors

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) – also known as hormone disruptors – are synthetic chemicals that disrupt the functioning of our natural hormone system and can lead to many different adverse health effects, including reproductive disorders, development dysfunction, behavioural disorders, thyroid problems, low birth weight, diabetes and obesity, asthma, and breast and prostate cancers.

But avoiding EDCs is no longer a choice that a person can make. Endocrine disruptors are found everywhere in our daily lives: from bisphenols used in certain plastic bottles, to phthalates in toys and flame retardants used in sofas. There is an urgency to act, and reform the EU regulatory framework on EDCs to protect people and the environment.

We are looking for a new EDC-Free Europe Campaign Coordinator to lead the campaign secretariat – we need someone who:

…   is strategic thinker, passionate about creating change

…   has a strong NGO experience in programme management or network coordination

…   has a good understanding of chemical and pesticide pollution issues, especially regarding EDCs

Does this sound like you?

As our new EDC-Free Europe Coordinator, you’ll be responsible for the EDC-Free Europe secretariat hosted by HEAL, and you’ll coordinate its campaign and advocacy activities. You’ll provide effective planning and implementation of the campaign’s advocacy activities, which includes monitoring and strategic analysis of relevant EU and national policy processes, you’ll lead membership development and stakeholder engagement, and you’ll represent the campaign externally.

What we offer

You’ll join a friendly and supportive team of passionate change leaders. We’re based in Brussels in a beautiful office at Mundo-Madou, an ethical building located in the heart of the city.

It’s important to us that you feel valued and supported in your role, so here’s what we can offer you:

  • A full-time, permanent contract (part-time negotiable)
  • A gross salary of 3,700-3,800 EUR per month
  • Lunch vouchers and a transport allowance
  • An end-of-year bonus (an extra monthly salary)
  • A DKV hospitalisation insurance policy
  • A complementary pension scheme (HEAL contributes 4% of your monthly salary)
  • A net 154 EUR teleworking and internet allowance per month (our team works flexibly – from the office and from home)
  • Up to 5 additional days of leave each year
  • Up to 6 weeks of working from another EU country per calendar year

You can count on us to help you learn and grow in the job so you can be successful. After completing a robust onboarding programme, you’ll have access to training and learning opportunities. You’ll be able to meet with and get to know lots of partner organisations and constituencies across the health and environment spectrum.

How to apply

For more information on this role, please check out the job description. It specifies the criteria we’ll refer to when reviewing applications.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form below by Monday 5 February 2024. You’ll need to upload 2 files:

  • A cover letter that explains why you think you’d be a good fit for the role and for HEAL
  • An up-to-date CV

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to take a test by mid-February. Interviews will be held in the second half of February.

EDC-Free Europe is a coalition of public interest groups representing more than 70 environmental, health, women’s and consumer groups across Europe who share a concern about hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and their impact on our health and wildlife. The campaign secretariat is hosted by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).

About HEAL

HEAL is the leading not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects human health in the European Union (EU) and beyond. We work to shape laws and policies that promote planetary and human health and protect those most affected by pollution, and raise awareness on the benefits of environmental action for health. Our alliance brings together over 80 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Browse our website for more information.

HEAL is an equal-opportunities and family-friendly employer. We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, HEAL has a legal duty to protect any information collected from applicants. Information contained in applications may be privileged or confidential and is intended for the exclusive use of the recruitment process.


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