FPD Support Officer, UKREP (BEL427)

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Aug 21

Position 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. 

Job Category  

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory  

UKREP (UK Representation to the EU)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

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 two capable and highly motivated FPD Support Officers who will support the Foreign Policy and Development (FPD) team in the delivery of its work to further the UK’s foreign policy objectives. This role will comprise administrative and policy support work.

 Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and developing visit programmes for senior visitors and organising events;

  • Providing PA support to the Foreign Policy Counsellor;

  • Administrative duties for the team as required, e.g. ensuring the smooth provision of classified EU material, arranging meetings and escorting visitors;

  • Attending seminars and other relevant events on policy areas;

  • Representing the UK at working groups and committees as required, including taking the chair in meetings, intervening in discussions and sending timely and well written reports and advice to officials in London.

Essential qualifications and experience  

  • Fluent English and operational French;
  • Knowledge of the EU;
  • Good organisational skills;
  • Good communication personal skills.

Desirable qualifications and experience  

  • Experience of organising events and visits;

  • Some experience working on policy and admin;

  • Knowledge of UK foreign policy.

Required competencies  

Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally, Demonstrating Resilience

Application deadline  

18 September 2017 


A2 (L)

Type of Position  

Full-time, Permanent

Working hours per week  



Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia



Location (City)  

UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, Brussels

Type of Post  

Political Office

Number of vacancies  


Starting monthly salary (EUR)  

3,024.50 gross

Start Date  

22 October 2017 

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

We are offering 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.

Application instructions

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