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Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Communications, Press and Media
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The United Kingdom’s Joint Delegation to NATO (UKDEL NATO) is the vital link between the UK Government and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Its principal roles are to promote British interests in NATO and to keep UK Ministers and Government Departments informed about NATO discussions. The Delegation is now looking for an Assistant Media and Communications Officer to join its Communications Team.
The main purpose of this role is to assist the Delegation to communicate the UK Government’s commitment to and priorities for NATO by contributing to the Delegation’s situational awareness and digital media output, as well as helping to deliver successful visits and events.
The job holder will be responsible for briefing the wider Delegation on breaking news, media coverage trends, and key international events; managing the Delegation’s digital media accounts; developing and maintaining contacts with journalists and colleagues across Whitehall, FCO Posts and NATO; assisting with Ministerial press activities and highlighting public diplomacy opportunities to senior Delegation staff; and undertaking support staff duties such as document distribution.
We promote an adaptable and responsive approach, which means the job may evolve over time to deal with changing circumstances and priorities. The job holder will occasionally be required to work extended hours during peak periods, including in the run-up to Ministerial meetings and Summits.
Roles and Responsibilities
Visits and Events
Essential qualifications and experience
Desirable qualifications and experience
Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally.
Application deadline: 23 August 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: International Organisation Delegation
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 3,024.50 €
Start Date: 1 October 2017
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time, permanent contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week.
The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.
The monthly salary for this position is €3,024.50 (A2 level). 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.
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. 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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