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Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: UKREP (UK Representation to the EU)
The United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union represents the UK in negotiations that take place in the EU. UKRep is one of the UK’s busiest posts, with a team sourced from over twenty UK Government departments working to ensure that UK policies are explained to other EU member states, the European Commission and members of the European Parliament. Currently they are looking for a Service and Comsumers Attaché Desk Officer.
This role is likely to change and develop as UKREP transforms as a result of leaving the EU. The successful individual will need to be flexible and should expect to shape the team and role.
The successful candidate will influence and shape UK and EU policy development in a particular field as well as playing a key role in determining the state of the future economic partnership. In particular, the post-holder will:
Future UKREP will comprise a team of highly motivated staff engaged in influencing EU policy and legislation to ensure it reflects UK interests as well as engaging in ongoing negotiations around the future partnership and representation in future governance structures.
This post, within the Economic Portfolio, is a high profile and challenging position where outcomes really matter and can have significant impact on the economy, businesses and society.
Central to this post will be facilitating UK growth and the post-holder will need to be comfortable working with detailed policy areas, and exploiting a new network of stakeholders that have a rather different focus as we exit the EU.
This is an exciting time to be working on these policies. The UK withdrawal from the EU and the development of the new relationship with the EU offer an unprecedented opportunity to work at the heart of the biggest issue facing the UK and the Civil Service. While this role will involve a strong policy focus, a key requirement will be to also help build corporate capability post leaving the EU landscape and drive/embed business change and development. A high level of personal responsibility is expected from the post holder.
Application deadline: 28 July 2019
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Type of Post: Political Office
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 5,233.63
Start Date: 30 September 2019
The monthly salary is 5,233.63€ gross in accordance to C4 (L), permanent contract.
Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.
The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.
Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.
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.
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