ILGA-Europe is a voice for the LGBTI movement across Europe and Central Asia. Our staff team based in Brussels supports organisations in different countries, connects key change-makers at regional and national levels and brings together knowledge and expertise to identify opportunities for change.
Any given year, our staff members:
- Are in touch with thousands of activists
- Organise and facilitate dozens of events
- Carry out countless assessments and capacity-building initiatives
- Participate in hundreds of policy and advocacy processes internationally and in-country
- Develop standards and benchmarks
- Manage re-granting programmes
- Communicate across various difficult fields
- Keep the organisation running smoothly, sustainably and with accountability to the movement
We owe it to our movement to make sure that we can do the best job possible. That’s why at ILGA-Europe, we value and encourage our employees. We understand that the movement is only as strong as its people. And we do our best to ensure our people remain our greatest asset.
Our staff are employees in the Belgian system and are protected by Belgian employment laws. We make sure everyone takes the time off they are due, including any additional hours worked during busy periods. We are as flexible as possible to meet employees’ needs. Moreover, we offer a good remuneration package and a set of benefits tailored to respond to staff needs – especially those coming from more marginalised communities.
ILGA-Europe jobs are complex and often challenging. The workload can be intense and the schedule varied. Our work is a mix of individual and collaborative work in smaller teams or with external people. We are mindful of each other and of the different ways we interact and engage. Working in an open, friendly and supportive environment is important to us, especially because of all the challenges we are faced with within our work.
We are also keenly aware of the barriers faced by many people in employment, especially those experienced by members of under-represented groups and related to disability, ethnicity or national origin, colour, race, language, creed, gender, marital status, domestic circumstances, age, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics and more.
We do everything within our power to remove as many of these barriers in our day-to-day operations and employment practices. Beyond these, we continuously strive to maintain an organisational culture that is aware of and sensitive to marginalisation and exclusions – and the impact they have on staff and the movement as a whole.