Political, Press and Events Support Officer (LUX19.041)

FCO - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Political, Press and Events Support Officer (LUX19.041)

FCO - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Luxembourg

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Communications, Press and Media, Political

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

The British Embassy in Luxembourg is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is currently looking to recruit a full-time Political, Press and Events Support Officer.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Press & Political: review Luxembourg’s digital, print and radio media daily. Produce daily press summaries for the Ambassador and Head of Press/Political flagging key stories of interest to them. Support the Head of Press/Political in maintaining contacts with local media and building Embassy digital content (e.g. Facebook). Produce fortnightly summary of Luxembourgish political developments; attend and report on external meetings and events throughout Luxembourg; build contacts with local political figures to support outreach by the Ambassador, DHM and Head of Press/Political (80% of time);
  • Events & Visits: Coordinate two annual Embassy higher education events. Support other Embassy staff with preparation and management of events and high-level visits, including through responsibilities such as issuing and tracking invitations, recording spend, booking flights and hotels, and helping with running the events on the day. (15% of time);
  • Corporate support: The job-holder will assume a corporate role to help ensure the smooth running of Embassy functions. As Information Management Officer, they will coordinate Embassy’s annual Information Management return and lead on wider e-filing requirements. They may be required to take on further roles in line with business need. (5% of time).

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • A good understanding of Luxembourg’s domestic politics;
  • Strong familiarity with use of digital media and standard Microsoft Office tools: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • organisational skills, structured work style;
  • Fluent language skills (both written and spoken) in English, Luxembourgish, German and French.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Experience in event and visit management.

Required competencies

Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline: 24 February 2019
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Permanent
Working hours per week: 35
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 3,529.26
Start Date: 1 April 2019

Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a full-time position, with a permanent contract.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Luxembourg are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Luxembourgish employment law.

All candidates must have pre-existing work authorization for Luxembourg in order to apply.

Visa/Passport requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Luxembourg and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Additional information

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

FCO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancelation or reschedule costs. The FCO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

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