The Breast International Group (BIG) is a non-profit research organization that represents the largest global network of academic groups dedicated to breast research. 30+ clinical trials are run or under development under the BIG umbrella at any one time. BIG is looking for a:


Function: Provides BIG HQ with leadership with regard to its communications and public relations needs, helping to formulate BIG’s communications strategy and developing related content both within and across units in BIG Headquarters and for the association in general.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works closely together with the other Communications Managers and collaborates with the Philanthropy Department on specific projects (e.g., website, social media, Annual Report, BIG Research in Focus, joint press campaigns, etc.).
  • Contributes to the development of the annual communications strategy, in line with the overall vision, mission and objectives of the association, to raise awareness about the association’s clinical trials and research programmes and to optimise interactions and synergies with BIG members’ communications units.
  • Watches trends in communications tools (tech-savvy) and implements new ones to develop BIG’s digital communications tools.
  • Uses the latest communications technologies to make creative graphics, podcasts, videos, social media graphics, brochures, Powerpoint templates, etc. Can use Photoshop or InDesign, among others.
  • Contributes to the development and update of the association’s website and social media, and participates in content creation, posting and page design (English, Dutch, French), while taking into account SEO/SEA and analytics.
  • Creates, writes, edits and proofreads various materials in a variety of styles, including scientifically accurate lay language, tailored to different audiences: web content, clinical trial descriptions, annual reports, brochures, press releases, and other documents, including templates and slide presentations.
  • Plans, prepares or supervises the preparation and dissemination of electronic and print newsletters and Annual Report, among other publications (flyers, trial descriptions, booth material, etc.).
  • Helps maintain the contacts database for mailings.
  • Participates in press and public relation campaigns and events, e.g., researches / drafts press releases, manages media lists and contact databases, conducts media monitoring using related tools.
  • Contributes to promoting and achieving a consistent style and messaging across internal and external communications.
  • Liaises with scientific and other units in BIG Headquarters to develop attractive and compelling communication materials.
  • Coordinates and oversees the work of freelancers or vendors in connection with specific projects.
  • Performs a variety of general and specific administrative functions as well as other duties as assigned.
  • Stays abreast of communication / PR trends and make proposals to fine-tune BIG’s communications strategy and tactics whenever needed.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations
  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar position or as a Communications Coordinator
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Fluent in English and French or Dutch
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with digital tools such as platforms for social media, media monitoring, websites and emailing
  • Ability to multi-task and re-prioritise as needed
  • Interested in scientific topics as well as non-profit activities

Soft skills:

  • Team player
  • Resourceful
  • Creative (able to think out of the box)
  • Positive attitude
  • Open-minded
  • Flexible
  • Proactive

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to contribute to innovative, practice-changing cancer research
  • A stimulating international environment
  • Full-time employment and 1-year fixed term contract
  • A competitive salary and benefits package:
    • Annual salary on 13.92 months
    • Possibility to telework and have flexible working hours
    • 26 days of holiday per year, plus one additional every 5 years of seniority
    • Employee group insurance (employer contribution 4% & employee contribution 2% on annual gross salary)
    • Hospitalization insurance for the employee, at employer charge only
    • Intervention public / private transport
    • Luncheon vouchers - Face value EUR 8,00 - employee contribution: EUR 1,09 per working day
    • Eco vouchers - annual net value of 250 EUR/Year for full year full time from July to June
    • Mobile phone according to internal policy (Benefit in kind will apply if private use as per the legislation)

Send your cover letter and CV to recruitment@BIGagainstbc.org