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ERA Trier

Location: Trier, Germany

Application Deadline: 10 September 2021

Date Posted: 31 Aug 2021


We, the Academy of European Law Trier (ERA), leading partner of the European institutions and the legal professions in the field of continuing education in European law, are looking for a Director of Programmes (m/f/d) and future Member of the Management Board from 1 January 2022 (an earlier start is possible) with an excellent knowledge of European Union law and with proven management and leadership skills; a colleague with an inquiring and inspiring mind, capable of innovatory ideas, multi-lingual, organised and flexible.

ERA is based in Trier, Germany, about 45 kms from the EU’s judicial capital in Luxembourg. With the support of the European Union, our team with sixteen lawyers from different EU Member States devises and organises some 150 conferences and training courses per year online and in venues across many European countries. ERA’s working languages are English, French and German.

The job:

The Director of Programmes is the head of the programme department consisting of 25 legal and secretarial staff to which s/he provides strategic direction in terms of the development and implementation of ERA’s annual programme and of new programme concepts, training structures and education tools (in particular e-learning). Her/His responsibilities include the acquisition of training projects at European and national level as well as preparing and monitoring tenders for projects financed by EU programmes. S/He reports to the Director of ERA and as a member of the Management Team will formally represent the institute.

What we expect:

You have several years of professional experience in teaching and/or applying European Union law as a judge or prosecutor, lawyer in private or administrative practice, business, education, the European institutions or associations. You have an analytical mind and excellent networking and communication skills. You are fluent in English and at least either French or German; further language skills will be beneficial.

What we offer:

  • a competitive salary which is commensurate with the responsibilities of this position;
  • a private pension insurance scheme;
  • flexible working hours and mobile working possibility;
  • regular travel within Europe, especially to Brussels;
  • the opportunity to work closely with leading experts in European law;
  • an attractive workplace in Trier, Germany, not far from Luxembourg, France and Belgium.

The post is for an initial fixed term of three years. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Would you like to work at the cutting edge of European law, helping judges, lawyers and other legal professionals to put the latest developments into practice? Would you feel at home as leader of this team?

Please send your CV and a motivation letter in one of the Academy’s working languages by 10 September 2021 to our Director Jean-Philippe Rageade:

Please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources Department if you have any questions: Tel +49 (0)651 93737-914. Our head of HR Jutta Rasmus ( is looking forward to answering your questions.


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