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Communications Manager

  • ClientEarth
Brussels, Belgium
  • ClientEarth
Brussels, Belgium


  • Salary: €4 432 gross per month;

  • Contract Type: Indefinite;

  • Hours: Full Time or Part Time;

  • Hours Details: Full time preferred but would consider someone working 80% of the time;

  • Closing Date: 1 July 2024;

  • First Interview Dates: Week commencing by the 8th July.


ClientEarth’s teams across the world use the law to create powerful change and a future where people and planet thrive together. Communications plays a key role in this work. We use a strategic approach to communications to influence decision-making and drive behaviour change.

This role will create and execute hard-hitting, strategic communications interventions to enhance the impact of some of our highest profile and most innovative legal work. It will combine a global outlook on our work with specific knowledge and expertise on the key audiences we need to reach in Brussels.

The Communications Manager role sits in our Communications team of 17 people spread across our international offices. This role will plan and implement outcome-focused communications that help deliver our organisational and impact objectives.


In this role, you will be managed by Donald Campbell, Global Head of Communications at ClientEarth. Donald has worked in communications for 18 years, with previous experience in senior roles at human rights and humanitarian organisations, as well as in politics, the private sector and journalism.


  • Delivery: Create/oversee high-impact communications that help to engage and influence key stakeholders and target audiences;

  • Strategy: Develop innovative communications work to support the strategic objectives of our priority programmatic work, also providing specific expertise and leadership when we are aiming to target key audiences based in Brussels;

  • Relationship management: Represent ClientEarth in relevant national and international coalitions;

  • Line management: Line manage a Senior Communications Officer in Brussels on a day-to-day basis.


  • Fluent (CEFR level C2) in English;

  • Experience of devising and implementing high-profile, fast-paced communications work;

  • Experience of contributing to, creating and implementing cross-platform communications strategies, ensuring coordinated, coherent messaging through all channels that aim to shift corporate or government policy.

Note to candidates: We know that long lists of criteria can be daunting and that some candidates will not apply for a role unless they feel they are 100% qualified. If you feel you meet at least some of the essential criteria, we still encourage you to apply.


Have a question about this job? Please visit our Careers site for advice on applying, FAQs, and more.

Flexible working: We are proud to be a Flexa accredited Employer. Visit our Flexa Employer page for more information on our approach to flexible working. Our flexible working policy allows our people the choice to decide to work from home in the country where their contract of employment is issued for 80% of their month, with the other 20% of their month being office-based. See our Benefits page for more.

ClientEarth values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We aim to appoint the most suitable candidate at all times and welcome applications from people from all different backgrounds.

Please note that ClientEarth is only able to employ those who have the pre-existing legal right to work in Belgium.

ClientEarth is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or legal services to third parties.
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