Information Officer - Library - College of Europe in Bruges

The College of Europe in Bruges is seeking candidates for the position of a full-time Information Officer (100% FTE) in the library.

The library supports the teaching and research activities of the College of Europe, a postgraduate institution specializing in European studies.


  • at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably with 1-2 years of professional experience in information management; experience in the library sector is an asset;
  • a good command of Dutch and English and at least basic knowledge of French (both oral and written);
  • strong digital skills (Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams and Outlook), some familiarity with data modelling, SaaS solutions, open data and standards is recommended;
  • very good analytical and organisational skills;
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • a high degree of flexibility;
  • a proactive and communicative attitude;
  • preferably some familiarity with the College of Europe.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • provide administrative and organisational support in the library;
  • man the library desk at regular intervals on a rotating basis (sporadically in the evening or on Saturdays);
  • act as a first point of contact for records and information management;
  • develop a policy for creating and organizing digital and analogue documents;
  • create and implement a records retention schedule;
  • draw up guidelines for records and document management, as well as suggestions and improvement initiatives;
  • implement a records management system, in cooperation with the head of service;
  • organise information sessions and enthusiastically explain the importance of digital case-oriented working to your colleagues;
  • collaborate with the ICT Service, Academic Departments and other services within the College;
  • build expertise and follow current developments in related fields (ICT, information management, privacy legislation, copyright);
  • perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

The College offers:

  • an excellent academic and professional environment in a pleasant, international working environment;
  • an employment contract under Belgian labour law;
  • competitive remuneration;
  • a comprehensive benefits package including mandatory holiday pay and end-of-year bonus, meal vouchers, transport allowance, teleworking allowance, hospitalization insurance and a supplementary pension scheme;
  • legal holidays plus 8 closing days during winter break, and 2 additional holidays (9 May and 11 July).

The successful candidate should preferably be available on 1 October 2023.

How to apply?

Please send your application in Dutch and/or English with a detailed curriculum vitae and a motivation letter to Isabelle Hillewaere, Director HR, Europacollege, Dijver 11, BE-8000 Bruges, ( in a single PDF file by e-mail before 11 September 2023.

Initial selection will be based on CV and cover letter. Selected applicants will receive a home assignment and be invited for an interview afterwards.

More information

For more information about the position of Information Officer, please contact Roselien Van Loocke, Library Director ( For more information on the contract and remuneration conditions, please contact Isabelle Hillewaere, Director HR. (

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