We’re hiring a Communications and Engagement Officer

We’re Hiring!

Communications & Engagement Officer

Freelance/self-employed contract position, 4 days per week
Remote-working with some travel requirements

About the job

The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) is looking for a Communications and Engagement Officer to join our team.

The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) is an umbrella group representing 20 pan-European neurology patient groups. Our slogan ‘Empowering Patient Neurology Groups’ encapsulates our goals as an association. We strive to add capacity to our members – allowing them to be the most effective advocates possible in their own disease-specific areas. EFNA embraces the concept of Partnership for Progress – working at a high level with relevant stakeholders including policy-makers, medical societies, scientific/research associations, patient partners, industry and other key opinion leaders.

Responsibilities and Duties of a Communications and Engagement Officer within EFNA:

  • Ongoing to support to EFNA’s members including:
    • Promoting their news and activities on social media and in the EFNA newsletter
    • Responding to day-to-day enquiries (supported by the Executive Director)
    • Sharing updates about events and other opportunities for engagement
  • Preparation of social media posts (including graphics and/or other accompanying audio-visual material) and other needed external communication for EFNA projects, initiatives, events and other news
  • Social media coverage and post-event news of meetings attended
  • Preparation of meeting reports
  • Preparation of written material such as news pieces for the EFNA website and visual project content like brochures, flyers, etc.
  • Updating to the EFNA and OneNeurology websites with all the latest news
  • Preparing content for and disseminating the bi-monthly ‘EFNA eZine’
  • Preparing and disseminating the monthly Policy Bites and OneNeurology Global Policy Updates newsletters (content provided)
  • Monthly updates to our partners at the European Brain Council (EBC) and European Patients’ Forum (EPF)
  • Management of the EFNA contacts database
  • Occasional in-person attendance of EFNA meetings
  • Preparation for and attendance of external events, such as the annual EAN Congress, to represent EFNA at an exhibition stand and other planned sessions
  • Set-up and support of online events such as virtual meetings or webinars
  • Support the President, Executive Director and Senior Management Team in:
    • Coordination of EFNA events and meetings
    • Communications with the EFNA Membership
    • Monitoring invitations
    • Making travel & accommodation arrangements


  • Relevant experience in communications and digital marketing
  • Proficient in the use of: social media platforms (Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn/Instagram/YouTube), WordPress, Mailchimp, Microsoft Office, Zoom, Google Forms
  • Experience of graphics platforms (e.g. Canva/Adobe Photoshop/Adobe InDesign), video-editing software (e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro), website/social media analytics and webinar hosting (Zoom/Teams) are desirable
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Understanding of GDPR regulation
  • Prior knowledge or experience in health policy at the EU level is strongly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work accurately, with strong attention to detail
  • Commitment to the vision and the mission of the European Federation of Neurological Associations


Please send your CV and cover letter by the 30th January to Dr. Orla Galvin (orla.galvin@efna.net), with the subject APPLICATION: Communications and Engagement Officer