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Head of Region- Europe

Brussels (Belgium)

  • Organization: WAGGGS - World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
  • Location: Brussels (Belgium)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Volunteerism
    • Managerial positions
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Youth
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-18

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About Us

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to support, promote and deliver the strategy of WAGGGS within the Europe Region, by working closely with the Regional Committee to ensure the delivery of the region’s value proposition to Member Organisations (MOs).

This role will lead WAGGGS operations in the Europe Region, to ensure the effective liaison between the Europe region, wider organisation and in partnership with national Member Organisations, to achieve the objectives of regional action plan.

This role also involves working closely with MOs, working groups, volunteers and wider Membership department.

About You

As the successful candidate, you will have proven ability and resilience to operate at a senior level in an organisation with a complex legal structure and set of relationships.

You will have a strong background of working with NGOs or international membership organisations.

You will have a great track record of building & maintaining effective relationships with 3rd parties and developing cross-functional working relationships, with staff and volunteers, in the UK and internationally.

You will have a ‘can-do’ attitude, be highly organised, team oriented and have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Fluency in written and spoken English and French is essential. Knowledge of other languages is desirable but not essential.

What you can expect from us

  • 20 days annual leave plus 6 extra-legal leave
  • Pension Contribution
  • Meal vouchers
  • Group and Hospitalisation Insurance
  • Transportation Supplement
  • Employee Assisted Programme (EAP)

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please download the recruitment pack and submit your cover letter & CV online by going to

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team ( to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time frame.

A Note for Recruitment Agencies

We prefer to hire people directly and have a preferred supplier list in place. We will be in touch if we need you. 

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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