Executive Director – ILGA Europe



Application Deadline

19/05/2023 9:00 am

Executive Director – ILGA Europe

ILGA-Europe is an independent, international non-governmental umbrella organisation uniting over 700 organisations from 54 countries across Europe and Central Asia. We work for a world in which each and every LGBTI person is free, equal and safe, through resourcing and connecting communities, driving political change, and amplifying voices. We strive to provide a solid foundation for activists and organisations, in particular at times of great adversity.

ILGA Europe is now seeking an outstanding Executive Director to lead and set the direction for the organisation, based on deeply embedded values and anchored in the strength of the membership and the movement, to ensure it continues to drive change and impact in a rapidly shifting and complex environment.

The Executive Director of ILGA Europe will be an exceptional individual with excellent strategic vision and a significant leadership track record to succeed in a dynamic and purpose-driven organisation. The successful individual will ideally have deep and authentic experience gained in diverse, complex and growing organisations, demonstrated ability to lead a skilled team of colleagues building on individual strengths, and a solid knowledge of human rights, equality and social justice issues, including as they relate to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people. Knowledge of Europe and Central Asia will also be highly desirable.

The successful candidate will bring highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to represent ILGA Europe in a variety of settings, as well as the strong written and oral communication skills necessary to inspire and connect with colleagues, the membership and the wider movement. Above all, the incoming Executive Director will bring a demonstrable passion for ILGA Europe’s vision and mission, ensuring its work stays true to its purpose and values in an ecosystem that is changing over time.

ILGA Europe is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. As an organisation working for the benefit of the LGBTI movement in Europe and Central Asia in all its diversity, we value the knowledge and expertise that come with lived experiences of injustice and systemic oppression. We particularly welcome applications from trans, gender non-conforming and non-binary individuals, and those targeted by racism, classism and disablism.

We are also keenly aware of the barriers faced by many people when applying for jobs, especially those experienced by members of under-represented groups and related to disability, ethnicity or national origin, colour, race, language, creed, gender, marital status, domestic circumstances, age, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, among others.

We do all within our power to remove as many of these barriers in our day-to-day operations and in our employment practices. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments and providing various kinds of support. Beyond these, we daily strive to maintain an organisational culture that is aware and sensitive to marginalisation and exclusions and their impact on staff.


Applications and Candidate Brochure

Please visit the Perrett Laver job listing to submit your application: https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/3551/executive_director/ 

You can read more about the vacancy in the comprehensive Candidate Brochure.

Applications comprising a CV and a completed application form with answers to several competency-based questions (available for download from the Perrett Laver website when you click on download further details), should be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 6450The deadline for applications is Friday 19th May at 09:00 CET.

This position will be based in Brussels, Belgium. Non-EU citizens and individuals who do not have an EU work permit can apply. Salary scale: from 106,418 to 112,719.43 € (a four-point scale, increasing annually).

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