Transport and Environment: Executive Director

  • Kdekoľvek

Over its 26-year existence T&E has established itself as a key player in greener transport policies, having contributed to a number of high-profile EU policy changes such as binding standards for more fuel efficient cars and vans and more sustainable biofuels; inclusion of aviation in the EU ETS, introduction of green tyre labels, cleaner shipping fuel and smarter EU rules on the way lorries can be charged and designed.

We want to keep making a difference for the planet with focused, well-timed and well-prioritised campaigns, based on sound evidence, executed by a smart, positive and high-energy team.

The Executive Director provides the leadership and direction necessary for the successful management of the organisation, consistent with the strategies and directions set by the Board.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record in the following areas:

  • Political change through direct advocacy and public-facing campaigns, preferably at international level;
  • Leading, inspiring and growing people through ideas as well as people management skills;
  • Fundraising, both retention and acquisition of donors;
  • Organising effective coalitions, convincing high-level policymakers;
  • A deep understanding of transport, energy and environmental policies, and/or EU decision-making processes;
  • Fluent English is a must; other European languages esp. French and German are a plus;

We’re offering the opportunity to run a high profile organisation, with a dynamic team, and to have a real impact on policies. Our office is located in Brussels. Travel is required as part of the job. T&E offers a competitive NGO salary with generous benefits including private health insurance.

Please fill in the application form found at and send to Also attach a CV and a Word document containing 200 words on your motivation and 200 words on why you believe your experience matches T&E’s needs. The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 30 November 2016 at 7.00pm CET. T&E is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

Interviews will take place in Brussels in the week commencing on 12th December 2016.

If you have questions about the application, please contact T&E’s President, João Vieira, at

About T&E

Established in 1990, the European Federation for Transport & Environment (T&E) is Europe’s leading NGO campaigning for cleaner transport. T&E represents 50 organisations from 26 countries across Europe. Our work focuses on the areas where European and global policies have the potential to achieve the greatest environmental benefits. These include transport pricing so that polluters, not society, pay for pollution, setting standards for the cleanest possible cars, vans, lorries, ships, planes, and fuels, and greening EU investment in transport.