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Employment vacancies

Recruitment for one or two new paid roles is expected in July 2020.


Work placements

A QCEA work placement is a short-term and unpaid role. They can be undertaken by anyone, but they are often early career, late career, or career change roles - and have a focus on personal and professional development.

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis no work placements are taking place in Brussels at present. As an alternative it is possible for a small number of people to undertake ‘distance work placements’ with the organisation. A distance placement offers you the opportunity to gain work experience, but like the rest of our team in these times of travel restrictions, you would be working from home.

We are open to all candidates regardless of your level of experience and whatever your language skills. Legal study or work experience may be particularly useful for some areas of research.

Distance placements will undertake research on important and topical issues, developing your knowledge of issues relevant for whatever your next career step.

In particular, we are considering the following research areas:

  • - New powers claimed by governments which have human rights implications,
  • - The legislation, often passed “on the nod”, which granted these powers,
  • - Details of how long governments will retain the right to use these measures
  • - Acts of solidarity shown between people in society
  • - Verifiable reports of abuses by authorities.

To apply please email a CV and covering email/letter to Please explain your specific policy interests and your hopes for the professional future.


Long-term volunteer roles

If you think you can offer your skills to the work of QCEA on a voluntary basis, please contact The most common forms of volunteering at QCEA are translation and volunteering as a speaker in your local area.