Job advert: Secretary General of Liberal International

Just in case anyone is interested – I’ve been trying to persuade a friend to apply, but he enjoys his current job too much (“you only have that job until your next election!” I tell him, but to no avail). Will be happy to give feedback to anyone interested.

Vacancy for a Secretary General

Liberal International (LI) is the worldwide association of liberal political parties, founded in 1947 and currently including 90 members. LI supports those who strive for liberal democracy and human rights. Its Secretariat is responsible for maintaining the network of liberal parties, parliamentarians and policy makers as well as organising its international meetings and conferences.

Liberal International is seeking a Secretary General. The Secretary General is responsible for the development and implementation of political initiatives and campaigns of Liberal International, within the framework set by its Bureau and the Executive Committee. As head of office, she/he is in charge of the general management (financial, administrative and human resources) of LI’s headquarters and for the organisation of its Congresses and other meetings. As spokesperson of the organisation, the Secretary General represents LI in its relations with its member parties, international institutions and with the media. Based in London, UK, the position involves extensive international travel.

The successful candidate will be a supporter of liberal policies and principles as stated in the Liberal International basic documents (available on She/he will have a degree, probably in one of the humanities or social sciences; be fluent in English with a good command of at least one of the following: French, Spanish and German; and be highly computer literate.

Experience in working in international politics, preferably with liberal political parties, in managing projects and in financial administration will be an advantage. Experience in organising publics events, especially at international level, will be of major importance.

She/he will have excellent analytical skills and be politically aware with ability to communicate across cultural divides and with the media. She/he will be proficient in writing policy papers and resolutions and she/he must be able to coordinate and motivate a small team.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by 17 June 2005 to the following address:

Liberal International
1Whitehall Place

Tel: 020 78395905
Fax: 020 79252685

For further information please contact Treasure of Liberal International, David Griffiths +44.1442.834562, or see

Liberal International is an equal opportunities employer. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 29 June 2005 in Brussels, Belgium.

Job description (pdf)
Application form (word)

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1 Response to Job advert: Secretary General of Liberal International

  1. clanwilliam says:

    You can’t take advantage of Donal’s good nature like that!

    We’ll set you up with a gin drip. That should work.

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