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|Communication Officer - EU|
(thousands per year)*
Monthly salaries in the EU Institutions range from around €2,300 per month for a newly recruited AST/SC 1 official to around €16,000 per month for a top level AD 16 official with over four years of seniority.
Grade: Basic monthly salary €
Each grade is broken up into five seniority steps with corresponding salary increases. Basic salaries are adjusted annually in line with inflation and purchasing power in the EU countries.
For entrants to this role at AD Grade 5 a salary of €4,349 per month applies.
As the name may suggest the basic monthly salary is just the starting point to remuneration associated with EU jobs as an employee may be entitled to allowances. All payments are subject to relevant tax and charges.
Official Journal of the European Union & EPSO
Last Updated: April, 2015
|* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.|
Works on communication with different audiences including the public at large, the media and visitors' groups
|Head of Communications|
|A business and politics graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and an ‘ancienne’ of the College of Europe in Bruges, Mary McCaughey is now working with Eurofound as Head of Information and Communication.|
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Communication officers in the EU institutions may work in areas such as:
Day-to-day work activities will typically involve:
The institutions are looking for candidates who are talented, motivated, and highly qualified in their field, and who have the following competencies in particular:
An additional requirement for posts in the AD career bracket (administrators) is:
• Leadership – Manage, develop and motivate people to achieve results
You must have:
Applications are made through the centralised recruitment process.
|See: EPSO - European Personnel Selection Office - EU Career profiles - Communication
Last Updated: July, 2016
|Organisation:||EU Careers - European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)|
|Address:||Candidate Contact Service, Office C-80 00/40, B1049 Brussels|
|Tel:||+32 (0) 2 299 3131|
|Organisation:||European Movement Ireland|
|Address:||8 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2,|
|Tel:||(0)1 662 5815|
|Organisation:||Public Appointments Service|
|Address:||Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1|
|Tel:||(01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999|
|Organisation:||European Parliament Information Office in Ireland|
|Address:||43, Molesworth Street, Dublin, 2|
|Tel:||01 - 605 7900|
|Organisation:||EU Jobs Ireland|
|Address:||Department of the Taoiseach, Government Buildings, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2|
|Tel:||00 353 1 619 4335|
|Communications Consultant - European Commission|
|This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests... |
...and for people who like working in the following Career Sectors:
|Government, Politics & EU|
|History, Culture & Languages|
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