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Vacancy President

The European Christian Political Movement (ECPM) is the only European political party that is explicitly Christian. Unlike other European parties, the ECPM focuses on the human being in its relationship to God, other people and the creation. We see this relational thinking as the heart of Christian-democracy. More information on ECPM can be found at: http://ecpm.info/about-ECPM/what-do-we-stand.

ECPM is looking for a new President to represent its organization. The president chairs both the party and the board. Furthermore he/she represents the party in official meetings, media and in legal matters. The president can only be appointed (or dismissed) by the General Assembly of ECPM.

The ECPM day-to-day affairs are delegated to the General Director and the function of president is part-time and unpaid.

ECPM members and associates are welcomed to put forward candidates for this vacancy. The deadline for applications is January 15th 2021 at 12.00 pm CET.

ECPM is looking for a President who meets the following criteria:

The candidate must:

·         be an individual member of ECPM; a member of a member party; or a member or staff member of an associate or an individual member (as stated in article 11 of the ECPM statutes);

·         have a clear Christian-democratic profile;

·         have (or had) a relevant political position;

·         be a senior character with leadership experience;

·         be able to read and speak English at a professional level;

·         be able to meet at least 6 times per year;

·         be able to meet on a weekly basis with the General Director either face-to-face or over the phone/internet;

·         be an active Christian believer;

·         represent ECPM values in political style and lifestyle;

·         be a citizen of an EU member state.

Other pros are:

·         Candidate is active in ECPM for at least one year, preferably more;

·         Candidate is representing a party that has representation at the national and/or European level;

·         Candidate has time to visit members/associates on behalf of ECPM at least twice per year.

·         Candidate is able to read and speak in French and/or German.

A selection committee has been appointed by the ECPM Board in September 2020. The committee consists of: Karin Heepen (ECPM board member), David Fieldsend (President of Sallux), Heiner Studer (ECPM AC president) and Klariska ten Napel (ECPYouth president). The committee is assisted by a secretary: Auke Minnema (General Director ECPM).

Board composition

Apart from personal characteristics and criteria, the committee will also look at the overall composition of the ECPM board. This means that the selection committee will consider geographical balance, diversity in denominational background, gender balance, and diversity in professional background. Furthermore, the committee aims to have a maximum of one board member per ECPM member or associate. The ECPM board will consist of not more than seven members.

Please send your application before January 15th 2021 at 12.00 pm CET to aminnema@ecpm.info. Complete applications require the following: motivation letter, CV, and official support document of at least one ECPM member or associate.

The committee has the right to discard any incomplete application.