Eurodiaconia is a European network of churches and Christian NGOs providing social and health care services and advocating social justice. Together our membership represents the needs and unique experiences of 47 national and regional organisations in 32 countries.

Diakonia is Greek for service and in the biblical sense, this means service for and with people in need.

Members’ activities facilitate social cohesion and inclusion through diaconal education and provision of social and health services to young and old, people experiencing marginalisation, exclusion and poverty and situations of abuse.

Eurodiaconia creates a platform for diaconal actors to facilitate trans-national networking. It also creates a link between the regional, national and European levels, developing ideas and feeding into policies to combat social exclusion; in creating more just societies and in securing dignity for every human being.

We are currently looking for a dynamic, motivated and skilled individual in the position of Administration and Events Officer

The Job

You will be responsible for general administrative support to a pan European membership organization and supporting the day to day work of a dynamic staff team.  You will be the first point of contact for many people with Eurodiaconia and they will be looking to you for information or for assistance with visits, meetings or contacts.  You will contribute to the organization of internal and external events, dealing with accommodation, catering and general logistics.  Additionally, you will be making sure that our office runs smoothly by ensuring we have appropriate office processes and will also support our accountant with day to day finance tasks, manage our various databases and liaise with our external IT support.

We expect

You should be enthusiastic about being part of the Eurodiaconia team working for social justice in Europe.  You should be able to relate to and sympathise with our vision and mission and understand the traditions and unite our membership.  You should appreciate the diversity of our membership and the various cultures that they represent.  The post holder should be highly organised, proactive, able to work autonomously and be able to identify and implement improvements to daily ways of working.  Our day to day working language is English but you should be able to communicate well in French/Dutch and other languages, especially German, would be an advantage.

A full job description and person specification is attached.

Please note that this position is part time – approx. 25 hours per week over five days.

The full job description can be downloaded administration-and-events-officer-job-description-sep-2016.

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter outlining your experience to

Please note that due to the high volume of applications usually received we will not be able to reply to each application.

The closing date for applications is 2 October 2016.