EBA CLEARING (ABE CLEARING S.A.S.), a Company under French law, delivers and manages market infrastructure solutions for the pan-European payments industry, to support its users’ needs in line with their requirements. A detailed overview of the Company’s mission and objectives can be found here.
EBA CLEARING manages and operates the payment services EURO1, STEP1 and STEP2, which provide efficient, secure and cost-effective channels facilitating end-to-end processing of payment messages denominated in euro and the exchange of these payments by payment service providers. Both EURO1 and STEP2 have been identified as Systemically Important Payment Systems (SIPS) by the European Central Bank (ECB). EBA CLEARING is also working on the delivery of a pan-European instant payments infrastructure solution for November 2017.
EBA CLEARING was established in June 1998 by 52 major European and international banks with the mission to own and operate the EURO1 large-value payment system developed by the Euro Banking Association (EBA). Today, EBA CLEARING counts 53 shareholder banks and offers payment infrastructure services for the processing of both individual and mass transactions in euro to a wide community of banks across Europe.
EBA CLEARING staff members also provide services to the Euro Banking Association and PRETA S.A.S. The Euro Banking Association (EBA) is a practitioners’ body for banks and other service providers supporting a pan-European vision for payments. The EBA membership includes over 180 institutions from across Europe and beyond. The mission of the EBA is to provide payment professionals with a country-neutral forum for driving and contributing to the delivery of pan-European co-operative payment initiatives and business practices.
The EBA vision provides a long-term orientation geared at ensuring that the EBA value proposition continues to serve the needs of its diverse membership and of the customers of its members. Key objectives are to support the growth of digital and alternative payments, drive efficiencies and cost reductions in payments, and promote the modernisation of the euro payments market.
Aside from developing, running and evolving payment infrastructure services, EBA CLEARING developed MyBank, a pan-European e-authorisation solution, which went live with a payment initiation service via e- and m-banking in 2013. Today, the MyBank activities are managed by PRETA S.A.S., a fully-owned subsidiary of EBA CLEARING.
The successful candidate will reinforce the Communications Team of EBA CLEARING and the Euro Banking Association, in the Frankfurt or Brussels office of EBA CLEARING; this work may also involve tasks to be executed for the benefit of PRETA. The candidate will contribute to the internal and external communication processes handled by the Communications Unit as well as complete administrative tasks related to the execution of these processes.
Responsibilities with regard to external communication include
• composing and reviewing text for brochures, newsletters and press releases;
• supporting the Communications Unit in its administrative tasks related to the production, publication and circulation of these communication vehicles;
• populating and updating the EBA CLEARING and EBA websites with text, pictures and video material and feeding social media channels;
• managing web access rights and providing administrative support to the users of the EBA CLEARING and EBA websites;
• helping to further evolve the different communication channels used by EBA CLEARING and the EBA.
The area of internal communication features responsibilities such as
• applying corporate design and style guidelines to documents and presentations of EBA CLEARING and the EBA;
• populating and updating the combined EBA CLEARING, EBA and PRETA Intranet homepage;
• facilitating the internal distribution of key management messages, e.g. through contributing to the organisation of staff information meetings;
• supporting the management of internal committees or working groups (and maybe at a later stage also external groups) through the keeping of action points and minutes.
The successful candidate will
• have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications / English / marketing or a comparable background in liberal arts, business administration or banking;
• have some work experience in the Communications area gained through two to four years of employment in this field or, alternatively, extensive freelance work or internships;
• have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English whilst, ideally, having at least a basic notion of French and/or German;
• be thoroughly proficient in journalistic / public relations writing and financial industry communication;
• have gained some experience in the management of web pages as well as social media pages and/or communities;
• ideally have tried his or her hand at the delivery of professional meeting summaries, action points and/or minutes;
• be able to handle administrative tasks in a structured and meticulous manner;
• have a confident phone manner;
• be detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
• be dynamic, pro-active and enjoy working in a multicultural team and communicating with a multinational audience of users and stakeholders;
• have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – previous exposure to Microsoft Publisher and any content management systems would be a plus;
• have at least basic skills in picture and video editing involving the use of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements or similar software.
Before applying for this position, which will be based in Brussels or Frankfurt, please ensure that you are already authorised to work in the European Union.
For further information, please visit our websites at:
www.ebaclearing.eu – www.abe-eba.eu – www.preta.eu
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