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Younger Generation Leaders Network (YGLN) Coordinator

Closing date: 8 July 2022

Salary: ELN pay bands B1 to B3 (£29,719.74 to £31,837.26 per annum)

Location: Remote

Contract type: Permanent; 37.5 per week, optional flexible working hours



The European Leadership Network (ELN) is an independent Network including over 300 past, present and future European leaders working to create real-world solutions to political and security challenges. One of our Networks, the YGLN, is composed of members in their early careers: rising stars and specialists in security policy, economics, journalism, law, and civil society. Formed in 2014, the YGLN was created to bridge the divide between Russia and the West and establish a much-needed platform for understanding and dialogue between major powers.



The YGLN Coordinator will support the YGLN Project Manager in coordinating activities of the Network such as virtual and in-person events, podcasts, meetings of the action groups and working groups and YGLN publications on the ELN website. The post holder will be able to effectively communicate with Network members and will act as logistical support ahead of meetings. They will be familiar with using digitals tools and media, including social media and content-management systems. They will be able to independently research fundraising opportunities and to accomplish other YGLN-related research tasks, as well as support other projects and initiatives at the ELN.



The key accountabilities of the post holder will be:

  • Assist in the research into pragmatic, real world policy solutions that are underpinned by high-quality, robust research.
  • Write and support the writing of policy briefings, publications, and articles that further ELN’s aims and reputation.
  • Support the reach of our policy work delivered through a range of government contacts, networks, and media channels.
  • Help ensure our YLGN members are engaged and active in our policy agenda.
  • Individual research/policy projects meet their objectives within budget and agreed timescales.



These responsibilities indicate the range of activities that the post holder may be responsible for, rather than an expectation that any one person would cover all these activities at once.

Under the supervision of the YGLN Project Manager, the YGLN Officer shall perform tasks including:

  • Provide admin assistance in organising YGLN conferences including virtual meetings and the YGLN annual gathering.
  • Support in reaching out to YGLN members and keep them informed on relevant YGLN and related activities.
  • Actively research new recruits for the YGLN, particularly from countries such as Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus.
  • Be involved in monitoring, evaluation and learning for YGLN and other related projects, including collecting data on the influence and impact of YGLN activities, potentially including surveys and interviews.
  • Assist with identifying relevant fundraising opportunities and support in drafting grant applications.
  • Support in updating, whenever necessary, the YGLN portion of the ELN website, notably the newsroom, members list and podcast page.
  • Support in keeping up to date the YGLN social media channels and help in improving the Network’s overall social media strategy.
  • Provide technical assistance for production of the YGLN podcast, such as editing the audio file;
  • Be efficient in writing and note-taking during YGLN-related events and conferences. Prepare short reports of key events or conferences.
  • Assist in tracking relevant activities pursued by YGLN members and prepare short summaries for the website.
  • Perform other YGLN or ELN research activities when applicable, such as supporting development for Russian-Ukrainian participation in NEVER (New European Voices on Existential Risk).



  • Sound knowledge and understanding of issues related to international politics and security is required. Good knowledge of West-Russia relations is an asset.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of the Russian language or other relevant regional languages are an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), that can be applied to build engagement with the target audience, are essential.
  • Applicant must be computer literate in standard software application. Experience in working with podcast editing tools is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational skills are required. The applicant must be able to work on own initiative (in coordination with the YGLN Project Manager) and prioritise workload.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a keen interest in working in a diverse and multi-national environment. Understanding of different cultural contexts and the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion is essential.
  • They must demonstrate strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, including the ability to work with young leaders in an international context and effectively communicating with stakeholders.

Please see attached .pdf for the full specification including both required and desirable knowledge and experience.



Please email your CV and short covering letter to [email protected].

Applications must be submitted by Friday, 8 July 2022.