WeMove.EU Appointment of Executive Director

Do you believe in a European Union committed to social and economic justice, environmental sustainability and citizen-led democracy?

About us:

WeMove.EU is a citizens’ movement, campaigning for a better Europe. We are people from all walks of life, who call Europe our home – whether we were born in Europe or elsewhere. Our campaigns are not only about saying 'Yes' to Europe, but about working towards our vision for the future - a more democratic, socially just and ecological European project. We push for the Europe we want and challenge European policy decisions, thereby strengthening European democracy.

We are nearing one million members and want to build on, and grow, a community working towards better decisions in Europe. With WeMove.EU, members will effectively and efficiently be able to influence EU decision-making to improve policy outcomes on a broad variety of topics. For example, against pesticides and factory farming, for more renewable energies, for more humane refugee policies, against tax avoidance and for a democratic reform to European institutions. WeMove.EU promises to provide Europeans with the opportunity to not only make their voices heard, but to make them count.

About the Role:

We are now seeking an inspiring new Executive Director to lead the organisation through the next exciting phase of its development. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction for the organisation, developing new funding opportunities and directing, managing and inspiring a highly motivated team. Together with the Campaigns Directors, s/he will look for windows of opportunities where social, economic and ecological change can be achieved. As a team, they will develop smart and powerful campaigns, by which members efficiently transform European policies - in the digital space, and on the streets. S/he will play a key role as an ambassador for WeMove.EU regionally and internationally, offering world-class representation at the highest levels, as a key spokesperson for a progressive Europe. 

About You:

Our next Executive Director will bring extensive strategic leadership, drawn from significant European experience, as well as highly-developed vision and creativity to respond to rapidly changing environments. S/he will have excellent leadership skills and manage a remote team of 20 people across Europe. S/he will bring a depth of campaigning experience, and an appreciation of digital mobilisation. S/he will be comfortable with engaging personally in raising funds from foundations and institutions, and developing relationships with key stakeholders at the highest levels globally. In addition, our Executive Director will possess the interpersonal, advocacy, networking and communication skills to promote WeMove.EU with confidence and authority to key stakeholders and decision makers. 

How to apply: 

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for this exciting role, please visit:https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/846/executive_director/. The deadline for applications is 9am BST Tuesday 26th June.

Terms and Conditions​:

Candidates must be based within the European Union. The salary is competitive and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace which is why people from communities that experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity; women; people with disabilities; and LGBTQ+ people are especially encouraged to apply.


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