Advertisement for Executive Secretary of the Baltic Sea Advisory Council

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The Baltic Sea Advisory Council (BSAC) is looking for a new Executive Secretary. It is a fulltime position.
The BSAC is one of 11 Advisory Councils established by the EU to increase stakeholder involvement in the development of a successful Common Fisheries Policy. The main aim of the BSAC is to prepare and provide advice on the management of Baltic Sea fisheries.(
The job is based in Copenhagen at the BSAC HQ. The Executive Secretary is expected to be based in Denmark.

Starting date: 
1st April 2022

Responsibilities and tasks include:
• Take care of and lead the day-to-day-running of the BSAC Secretariat
• Take care of the expenditure and financial accounting of the BSAC
• Ensure that obligations, agreements, contracts or other legal obligations of the BSAC are carried out and maintained
• Draft, monitor and adjust, where necessary, the annual estimated budget and work programme for the BSAC
• Coordinate all activities with the BSAC Management Team, which was created to deal with administrative, management and operational matters
• Prepare for the meetings that are relevant for the BSAC – own and external
• Coordinate the work closely with the BSAC rapporteur-information assistant: the executive secretary works closely with the rapporteur-information assistant in drafting reports and recommendations, gathering news and producing newsletters
• Draft BSAC recommendations, advice and other relevant output
• Ensure that meeting reports are finalised and distributed after each meeting
• Maintain and update the BSAC website
• See to reimbursement of travel and hotel costs of the members
• Coordinate with the EU Commission, Member States and other relevant organisations and bodies
• Keep close contact with the members and maintain membership details and lists
• Keep abreast of information, developments and meetings in the work area relevant to the BSAC and ensure information flow and dissemination of information
Qualifications and work experience:
• EU citizen or with EU residency
• University education or equivalent in a relevant field
• At least five years of relevant work experience with the EU Common Fisheries Policy and other related policies
• Fluency in written and spoken English and any other Baltic languages (Danish very useful)
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience in financial management
• IT-skills, Microsoft office

Salary is based on qualifications and at the level of similar civil service functions in Denmark. The position is a local recruitment and subject to Danish taxation.

Additional information:
The position implies a high level of cooperation – both within the organisation and externally.
Expect about 25-30 days of annual travelling.

For additional information about the position please contact the BSAC Executive Committee Chairman Esben Sverdrup-Jensen: e mail mobile + 45 61 66 09 78, or the executive secretary Sally Clink e mail mobile +45 20 12 89 49.

Application deadline:
Please send your letter of application and CV in English by email to and no later than Wednesday 9th February 2022. Interviews are scheduled for early March 2022.

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