EUROFER – Chemicals Policy Co-ordinator

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Chemicals Policy Co-ordinator

Purpose or aim

To co-ordinate activities related to chemicals and water policies. Duties include assisting EUROFER members in their further implementation of these policies as well as monitoring their future development and the general development of other EU Chemical and Water Policy initiatives relevant to the European Iron and Steel Industry.

The Chemicals Policy Coordinator reports to EUROFER’s Environment Director.

Main Duties [1] – Chemicals (REACH, CLP) and Water (WFD, PS, EQS) Policies

  • Deal with the secretariat of EUROFER Chemicals Policy, EUROFER Chemicals Expert and EUROFER Water Working Groups (including the Iron EQS WG); organise meetings of these WGs (including the preparation of presentations, reports, compilation of information, the dissemination of information, position papers, making of meeting minutes, etc.);
  • Maintain communication channels with relevant external steel-related bodies;
  • Function as a ‘Chemical Policy Helpdesk’ for EUROFER members;
  • Participate, as appropriate, in external meetings (e.g. BusinessEurope REACH Implementation Network, ECHA Partner Expert Groups, REACH Alliance, CIS WG Chemicals etc.);
  • Act as the EUROFER representative in the Iron Platform Steering Committee and the Iron Platform Technical Working Group
  • Prepare and co-ordinate activities related to the review of the REACH Regulation [2] that will start in 2018;
  • Defend and promote EUROFER positions towards the EU Parliament, the Commission, the Council and other stakeholders at EU level;
  • Monitor and act according to developments on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), working together with manufacturers, suppliers of these substances (this may involve Socio-Economic Analysis);
  • Keep awareness of NGO (amongst others WWF, Trade Unions) activities and when required prepare, together with the identified partners, a reaction strategy;
  • Co-ordinate with other EU associations.

Qualifications and experience

  • Educated to university degree level in a technical subject;
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in industry or EU institutions
  • In the first instance, knowledge of Chemicals Policy (REACH, CLP) but preferably also of Water Policy (WFD, PS, EQS);
  • Knowledge of the steel industry (desirable, but not essential);
  • Environmental background (desirable, but not essential);
  • Existing experience in an (European) association environment is an asset (but not essential)
  • Good organisational and communications skills are required;
  • Good command of English (both spoken and written) is required;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Interest in, and understanding of, political procedures;
  • Ability to both work independently and take initiative in consultation/agreement with the Director Environment;
  • Familiarity with common computer software packages.


It is foreseen employment being on a permanent contract, following satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.


The position is based in the EUROFER offices in Brussels

This function will result in the development of an extensive network of personal contacts within the EU and global steel industry but also with other industries, EU-institutions and international institutions.


To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to


[1] Non – exhaustive

[2] Taking on board the Waste Directive and Regulation End-of-Waste scrap metal (including ferrous scrap) and this in co-ordination with other EUROFER colleagues

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