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Director of Programmes, Academy of European Law Trier, ERA

Deadline for application: 31 July 2020

Job summary

The Academy of European Law Trier (ERA), leading partner of the European institutions and the legal professions in the field of continuing education in European law, are looking for a new Director of Programmes (m/f/d) and future Member of the Management Board.

Location: Trier, Germany


ERA is based in Trier, Germany, about 45 kms from the EU's judicial capital in Luxembourg. With the support of the European Union, our team with fifteen lawyers from different EU Member States devises and organises some 150 conferences and training courses per year in venues across many European countries. ERA's working languages are English, French and German.

The job:

The Director of Programmes is the head of the programme department consisting of 25 legal and assistant staff to which s/he provides strategic direction in terms of the development and implementation of ERA's annual programme and of new programme concepts, training structures and education tools (in particular e-learning).

Her/His responsibilities include the acquisition of training projects at European and national level as well as preparing and monitoring tenders for projects financed by EU programmes. S/He reports to the Director of ERA and as a member of the Management Team will formally represent the institute.

What we expect:

You have several years of professional experience in teaching and/or applying European Union law as a judge or prosecutor, lawyer in private or administrative practice, business, education, the European institutions or associations.

You have an analytical mind and excellent networking and communication skills. You are fluent in English and at least either French or German; further language skills will be beneficial.

What we offer:

  • a competitive salary which is commensurate with the responsibilities of this position
  • a private pension insurance scheme
  • flexible working hours
  • regular travel within Europe, especially to Brussels
  • the opportunity to work closely with leading experts in European law
  • an attractive workplace in Trier, Germany, not far from Luxembourg, France and Belgium

The post is for an initial fixed term of three years. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Would you like to work at the cutting edge of European law, helping judges, lawyers and other legal professionals to put the latest developments into practice? Would you feel at home as leader of this team?

Please send your CV and a motivation letter in one of the Academy's working languages by 31 July 2020 to:

The Director, Academy of European Law Trier, Metzer Allee 4, D-54295

Please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources Department if you have any questions:

Tel +49 (0)651 93737-914. Our head of HR Jutta Breit is looking forward to answering your questions

Web address for further details


by era -- last modified 04 June 2020

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The Academy of European Law organises conferences and seminars around Europe and offers an online training programme which includes a broad range of courses and e-presentations.

Academy of European Law
Metzer Allee 4 | D-54295 Trier