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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 a Second Secretary - Corporate.
On 29 March 2019, the UK will leave the EU and UKRep will become a Third Country Mission to the EU. While the nature of UKRep’s work will change, it will remain a significant and busy UK overseas Mission as we work to establish a close future partnership with the EU. Given this evolving context, we are looking for an individual who is prepared to be flexible and adjust their responsibilities as required.
The jobholder will lead on the overall design and operation of corporate governance arrangements within the organisation as it adapts to its new role as the UK leaves the EU. It will involve working closely with the senior management team and building close and effective working relationships with colleagues across the building as well as those in the Department for Exiting the EU (DEXEU) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) involved in corporate issues that have a potential impact on UKREP. The jobholder will be responsible for the monthly UKREP Management Board meetings, managing a forward look of agenda items, co-ordinating and quality checking papers and following up on actions.
The jobholder will lead on significant operational elements of the running of the building, including having overall responsibility for areas of UKREP’s financial management, including delegated budgets on business, hospitality and travel. On this, they will need to monitor spend on a monthly basis across teams and provide monthly financial updates to Management Board.
The jobholder will manage a small team, including the new B3L Internal comms officer, providing strategic guidance on the focus of UKREP’s internal communications. The jobholder will also work closely with the Internal Comms officer on the design and implementation of visits to UKREP by senior officials from Whitehall and will maintain oversight of the direction, composition and tone of internal comms in UKREP. They will also manage the A2 Corporate Support Officer.
There are also a couple of further areas of work where the jobholder could make a significant contribution, depending on need and their areas of interest and expertise.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
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