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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 attachés to work in the Social and Environment Section on a range of high priority issues.
The post is for an attaché to work within the Environment and Climate team, leading on climate and environment issues. As part of a small team the jobholder will need to be flexible to support colleagues across a range of issues.
The successful applicants will represent the UK in negotiations to achieve UK objectives across the social and environment agenda. They will work with UK colleagues across UK government and engage with other Member States, European institutions and stakeholders to influence the development of policy.
This is a challenging job at the heart of the UK Representation so the successful applicants will need to prove that they have good judgement, a solid track record in delivering results and that they are, above all, a genuine team player. A solid understanding of the EU Institutions will be essential and previous policy experience would be an asset.
Main responsibilities will include:
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Application deadline: 18 April 2018
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Location (City): UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, Brussels
Type of Post: Political Office
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 4984,46 gross
Start Date: 15 May 2018
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time position for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week.
The monthly gross salary for this position is € 4.984,46 C4 (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.
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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