European Data Protection Board

Career opportunities

Who we are

The Secretariat provides analytical, administrative and logistical support to the EDPB, including communications, preparation of documents and organisation of meetings.

The Secretariat is currently composed of 10 people, but we will expand in 2018 and beyond.

 

What we offer

We offer a friendly working atmosphere, low on bureaucracy, high on autonomy and with very diverse work.

We have an ambitious equal opportunities strategy to help you fulfil your potential.

Our ambitious Learning and Development Policy will support your career development goals and improve your personal skills.

Staff at the Secretariat are employed by the EDPS. As an employee of an EU institution, you benefit from all the opportunities in terms of career, recruitment, promotion, pay and benefits as set out in the Staff Regulations.

 

How we recruit

All recruitment is via specific vacancy notices for the following roles:

 

Officials

If a vacant position is not filled internally, we publish a vacancy notice in the Inter-institutional Vacancy Notices page, which is accessible from the intranet of all European Institutions.

The vacancy is open to officials from all European institutions. If candidates fulfil all required qualifications, an inter-institutional transfer is made.

Since Secretariat staff are covered by the Staff Regulations and benefit from the same mobility policy as staff in the larger EU institutions, you can transfer your grade, step, seniority and all other career elements seamlessly: you lose none of your rights if you work for us.

 

Contract agents

We occasionally recruit data protection specialists and other administrative staff on fixed-term contracts (“contract agents”).

We recruit contract agents from a pool of applicants (kept on a database), following a selection procedure known as CAST, which is organised by EPSO.

We will, however, consider spontaneous applications for certain data protection specialists, experts in other fields, or administrative positions.

Please contact recruitment@edps.europa.eu if you want more information or would like to make a spontaneous application. If you wish to make an application, please mention that you are applying for a post in the EDPB Secretariat.

 

National experts

National experts (SNEs) are sometimes seconded to the Secretariat for a fixed-term from the staff of national public sector bodies in the EU member states.

SNEs gain valuable experience at EU level, and allow us to benefit from their professional skills and experience.

When there is an opening for an SNE, we will contact national data protection authorities with a call for applications.

We also invite national permanent representations to the EU to help us find suitable candidates.

Candidates may NOT apply directly for this programme, but should do so through their employer, who continues to pay their salary during the secondment.

Please contact sne@edps.europa.eu for more information.

 

Interim staff

We occasionally employ staff for a short term of up to six months as the need arises. We do this through temping agencies.

 

Traineeship

We run a five-month traineeship programme, offering recent university graduates the chance to apply the knowledge acquired during their studies, and to gain practical experience of our day-to-day activities.

The programme runs twice a year, starting in October and March, and usually hosts two trainees at a time.

We also accept, under specific and limited criteria, university students and PhD students for short-term, non-remunerated traineeships.

Please contact stage@edps.europa.eu for more information.