Job Posting / News - January 19, 2024

Job Opening: Communications & Business Development Manager

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Communications & Business Development Manager to shape and implement our communication strategies, grow the organisation and develop new partnership opportunities

Location: On-site

Job type: Full time


  • Developing and coordinating external and internal communications strategies;
  • Drafting press releases and communications for global media, creating content for the EUCOPE blog and podcasts as well as managing social media channels and updating the website;
  • Expanding relationships with specialised press in the EU and global environment;
  • Coordinating with the government and public affairs team to ensure consistent messaging and branding across all platforms;
  • Organising and coordinating EUCOPE events;
  • Identifying and cultivating opportunities to grow EUCOPE’s membership.


You have at least two years of experience in communications/public relations, preferably in the life science sector, and a deep understanding of EU institutions and developing business relationships. Holding a university degree in communications, public relations, marketing or business, you are a people person with the proven ability to develop and implement communication strategies, nurture existing partnerships and explore avenues for growth.


  • Written Communication and language skills
    • Excellent understanding of complex issues;
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
    • Fluency in written and spoken English plus knowledge of another EU language;
    • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately to a range of audiences.
  • Technical proficiency
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Adobe tools, Canva, and social media platforms (LinkedIn, X, YouTube);
    • Vast experience in website management (WordPress) and SEO techniques;
    • Familiarity with mass mailing tools and social media marketing (e.g., Mailchimp);
    • Experience in producing and editing multimedia content, such as podcasts and videos (Spotify, Riverside, YouTube).
  • Business Development
    • Proven track record of crafting compelling proposals showcasing unique value proposition;
    • Ability to win new business opportunities.

To apply for this position, please send your Cover Letter and CV to Saskia Jansen by 2 February 2024