European Central Bank (ECB)

The ECB is an official EU institution at the heart of the Eurosystem and the Single Supervisory Mechanism.

Over 3,350 staff from all over Europe work for the ECB in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. They perform a range of tasks in close cooperation with the national central banks within the Eurosystem and, for banking supervision, with the national supervisors within the Single Supervisory Mechanism.


The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank for Europe’s single currency, the euro. The ECB’s main task is to maintain the euro’s purchasing power and price stability in the euro area. The euro area comprises the 19 European Union countries that have introduced the euro since 1999.

Working for the ECB means that you will actively foster and support the safety and soundness of Europe’s economy. Together with the central banks of the countries in the euro area, you will contribute to decisions that affect the lives of the more than 330 million people. Working for the ECB ultimately means working for Europe.

We seek high-calibre candidates who possess the highest levels of integrity and a wide range of skills. We employ professionals of all ages, backgrounds and disciplines with expertise not only in economics and statistics, but also HR specialists, finance experts, legal counsels, linguists, IT professionals, support staff and others.


ECB aims to double share of women in high-ranking positions


The Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to introduce gender targets with the aim of increasing the share of women in management.By the end of 2019, 35% of positions in middle management (Heads of Division, Deputy Heads of Division, Heads of Section, Senior Advisers and Advisers) and senior management (Directors General, Deputy Directors General, Directors and Principal Advisers) should be held by women.

For senior management positions taken alone the target is 28%.The overall share of women in management positions at present is 27%, while women hold 18% of senior management positions. In order to reach the gender targets, the ECB is implementing a gender diversity action plan.


Gender targets and proportions at the ECB (data as of 31 December 2016)

ECB Gender Parity


Senior Staff Profiles


 

 

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Diversity creates excellence.

We reach out for the best talent to enable us to take the best possible decisions for the good of all the citizens of the euro area. Gender diversity is a key part of achieving this. Attracting, retaining and developing female talent at all levels is therefore very important to us. To foster a diverse and inclusive work environment, we have committed ourselves to gender targets through to the end of 2019 and introduced a series of initiatives. These include a dedicated mentoring and “women in leadership” training programme to help us reach our gender targets and continue to fulfil our mission.


What we offer at the ECB

Joining the ECB will give you the chance to:

  • work for Europe − actively fostering and supporting the safety and soundness of Europe’s economy
  • work on dynamic and challenging projects
  • acquire transferable skills
  • develop professional and social networks
  • work with colleagues from all over Europe
  • be part of an inclusive working culture which encourages cooperation, learning, mutual support and commitment

 What to expect

Joining the ECB as a young female professional will give you the chance to put into practice the knowledge acquired during your studies and obtain a better understanding of what working for Europe entails.

Our dedicated traineeships (for example in IT, finance, HR, statistics and banking supervision), together with the ECB Graduate Programme, offer numerous opportunities to accommodate a variety of backgrounds. Expect a diverse, welcoming and dynamic working environment which will support your personal and professional growth.

Make a difference by having your voice heard and taking an active stance in shaping the future of Europe.


 


The European Central Bank (ECB) is a team of teams working together to safeguard price stability and financial stability for millions of people.
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Frankfurt, Germany
International Public Sector
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Reporting directly to DG/L’s senior management, you will lead and direct knowledge management for the whole of the Directorate General Legal Services (DG/L). This includes dealing with cross-divisional matters. DG/L advises on all legal aspects of the regulatory, contractual and institutional framework of the European Central Bank (ECB)/European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM).
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Frankfurt, Germany
International Public Sector
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Competitive
The Logistics Operations & DG-A FM Service Desk Section (LOGS) of the Administrative Services Division in the Directorate General Administration (DG/A) of the European Central Bank (ECB) is responsible for the following infrastructure services: mail distribution, switchboard and FM service desk function; providing meeting services; receiving deliveries, managing the storerooms, providing furniture and distributing goods internally. In addition, it provides technical support for SAP inventory and travel management.
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The Supervisory Law Division forms part of the Directorate General Legal Services within the European Central Bank (ECB). The Division is the ECB’s centre of expertise on supervisory law and banking law and provides advice to ECB business areas dealing with banking supervision on legal questions related to the organisation of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and the interpretation of EU banking law, including national law transposing EU directives. In these areas of expertise, the Division represents the ECB in court proceedings. The Supervisory Law Division consists of the SSM Law Section and the Banking Law Section. The successful applicant will be assigned to one of the Sections according to organisational needs.
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As an IT Specialist, you will report to the IT Project Manager and will contribute to the preparation, definition, organisation, coordination and successful delivery of technical project tasks across large ESCB/ECB projects, meeting agreed business specifications and timelines. You will be responsible for liaising with colleagues in the Infrastructure and Network Operations Division (INO) and Security and Enterprise Architecture Division (SEA) and will help to coordinate activities with the technical experts of the vendors to develop and deploy technical solutions.
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Frankfurt, Germany
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The role of the Representative Office in Brussels is to strengthen the ECB’s presence in the “EU capital”, conveying the ECB’s policy views in contacts with pertinent interlocutors, gathering information, developing the network of relations with EU institutions and fora, and providing support to Executive Board members on official visits to Brussels. We are now hiring two Experts (F/G band) to work on, respectively, central banking and supervisory issues.
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Frankfurt, Germany
Banking
Full-time position
Competitive
The ECB is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Technical Specialist (Room layout changes) in the Premises Division.
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Company Statistics

Date Established

1998

Headquarters

Frankfurt, Germany

Number of employees

3,350