General Secretary – FEMA

femalogonewf6The Swedish riders organisation SMC is asking some interesting questions.

Can you imagine living near Brussels?

Can you speak and write English without any problems?

The reason for these questions is because the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Association is looking for a new General Secretary.

The successful candidate will be FEMA’s 6th General Secretary, the most notable from a riders rights perspective was the late Simon Milward. The incumbent General Secretary has been in the position since 2006.

For those interested, see below the Job Description.

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FEMA website – www.fema-online.eu

General Secretary
The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) is the Brussels-based Non-Governmental Organisation representing motorcycle riders’ interests within the European Union institutions and the United Nations agencies. We are looking for a dynamic individual to be the voice of European riders as FEMA’s General Secretary.

Main tasks

  • Representing the interests of riders with the European Union institutions on developments in European Community policy and legislation impacting motorcycling.
  • Monitoring and analysis of regulatory and policy developments, advising national member organisations on their implications, supporting campaigns of the member organisations in relation to proposed EC policy and legislation.
  • Drafting position papers and clear reports on regulatory and policy issues.
  • Managing the communication with the member organisations, the institutions and the media.

We offer

  • An exciting and rewarding full-time job in a federation representing citizens.
  • Inspiring co-operation with the delegates of the 20 national member associations from 15 different countries.
  • Interesting contacts with our European and International partners (riders, industry, others).
  • An informal working environment.
  • An attractive remuneration package.

We ask for a profile with:

  • Either university degree or relevant working experience at an equivalent level.
  • A practising motorcycle or scooter rider.
  • Fluency in English, any other language is an asset.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to understand and resolve cultural differences.
  • Skills in dealing with the media.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Willingness to occasionally work abroad and at weekends.

Experience

  • Ideally: working for a riders’ organisation professionally or as a volunteer.
  • Knowledge of the EU decision-making procedures.
  • Professional experience in the EU institutions and/or lobbying field is an advantage.
  • Experience in a Non-Governmental Organisation or in the Transport sector is an asset.

Send application letter, CV and picture before 13th November 2014 to FEMA, Rue des Champs 62, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium or with e-mail: president@fema-online.eu

Selected candidates will be interviewed in Brussels Saturday, 29th November 2014.

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