Vacancy – Executive Director

The challenges for families affected by Mental Health problems are and will continue to increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is sweeping across the world, putting extra burden on such families. EUFAMI’s ongoing commitment is to improve care and welfare for people affected by mental health issues. This means that EUFAMI’s operational environment must play a very significant role when countries and families are tackling these extra mental health challenges. It is evident that the work environment is and will change from now on. New and innovative ways of working are being implemented. These changes will bring new and different challenges for all employers and employees and EUFAMI will be no exception.

EUFAMI is looking for someone to lead the day to day operations at EUFAMI. This person, who should be a self-starter and innovator, will have the title of Executive Director and will lead the organisation into its next phase of development, expanding and supporting its membership, deepening its influence in the field of mental health policy and building on its reputation as the advocate of family caregivers.

Salary and work details will be mutually agreed between EUFAMI and the successful candidate and will be commensurate with the position and experience of the candidate. The Executive Director will report to the EUFAMI President.

Location: Currently Leuven, Belgium

 Role and responsibilities:

  • Implementation of EUFAMI’s published Strategic Plan
  • Development and implementation of a pragmatic and tangible plan to ensure long term financial stability for the organisation
  • Management of programme and project related activities
  • Management of EUFAMI’s finances and human resources
  • Representation of EUFAMI both externally and internally

 The successful Candidate will demonstrate:

  • A successful track record in senior management in a comparable organisation
  • Proven track record and expertise in innovative methods of fundraising and management of financial partnership with funders, both commercial and EU bodies/EU programmes
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of mental health issues and policies affecting European countries and organisations
  • Excellent all round communication skills and abilities, and management of partnerships with stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively with a Board of Directors and President and with a network of member associations
  • Ability to communicate in two or more European languages (including English)

When applying for the position, applicants should submit a full Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter outlining the main highlights of their previous work and experience together with a statement as to how they would approach the role. Also include reference to the specific professional and personal attributes they would bring to it. Personal and Work References will be required to be furnished when requested at the appropriate time.

Our aim is to have the recruitment process completed and a successful candidate appointed in next few months. In order to achieve this objective, we intend to be as interactive as is necessary from the time we receive any application which we feel could fill the position. Therefore we will process appropriate applications as we receive them. Please email your application with CV to the EUFAMI President President@eufami.org.

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