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UK Representation to the EU seeks EP Team Coordinator

Foreign & Commonwealth Office 2-3y Junior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 6 Feb 2017

Job Description

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.


The UK Permanent Representation to the EU (UKRep) works within the EU and its member states to maximise British influence on issues such as trade, the single market and economic growth and is now looking for a capable and highly motivated

European Parliament Team Coordinator

to work in the Political Section on a range of high priority issues.

This is an interesting and varied role with fixed responsibilities but also the potential to evolve over the coming period as the UK proceeds through the Article 50 process. It will therefore require individuals who are prepared to be flexible and adjust their responsibilities as required.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the work of the European Parliament Section, including coordinating the logistical aspects of team activities and supporting the organisation of high-level visits and events for Ministers and senior officials;
  • Leading on the management of European Parliamentary Questions;
  • Assisting the team leader in the General Affairs Working Group in the Council;
  • Providing policy support, particularly with respect to foreign affairs and issues raised by petitions to Members of the European Parliament;
  • Strategic monitoring of media including social media.

Essential qualifications and experience

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written);
  • Proven skills in delivering results under pressure, excellent organisational ability and a proactive results-driven approach to problem solving;
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and particularly the European Parliament;
  • High-quality communications and drafting skills;
  • Proven ability to work in a team.

Desirable qualifications and experience

  • Past experience of working in the European Parliament would be an advantage;
  • Other language skills;
  • Familiarity with social media tools.

Required competencies

Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

Application deadline: 19 February 2017
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: Political Office
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 3,024.50 gross
Start Date: 3 April 2017

Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a permanent full-time contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week.

The monthly gross salary for this position is € 3,024.50 A2 (L) level (The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium salaries are not subject to annual indexation).

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.

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.

Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

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