Deputy Antici

United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jul 09

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: UK Permanent Representative's Office
Job Subcategory: UKREP (UK Representation to the EU)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

The UK Permanent Representation to the EU (UKRep) in Brussels is part of a world-wide network of 230 Diplomatic Posts, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now is looking for a Deputy Antici.

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 Deputy Antici will provide high quality efficient policy co-ordination, well judged advice and administrative support to the UK Permanent Representative, the Antici and wider Private Office and UKRep teams in respect of COREPER II, European Council and General Affairs Council business.

Post exit, the role will flex to wider support as a member of the small Private Office team to the Permanent Representative, dealing with legacy issues from membership and engagement as a third country mission with the EU27, working in partnership with the UKRep engagement and comms hub.

Main Roles and responsibilities:

1) Co-ordinate and prepare COREPER and Antici meetings including coordinating, preparing briefing and reporting of the weekly meetings of Ambassadors:

  • To co-ordinate, prepare, advise on handling, and on occasion draft, briefings and documents for COREPER II and Antici to tight and evolving deadlines;
  • Represent the UK at Antici working group when the Antici cannot attend;
  • Acting as point of contact for UKREP staff on COREPER II issues, providing advice and guidance;
  • Working closely with the teams across the UK Permanent Representation to ensure that the UK’s participation in COREPER is effective and ensure the systems to do so are fit for purpose.

2) Organisation and support for the General Affairs Council and the European Council:

  • Work closely with colleagues in DExEU and the FCO in coordinating and preparing the briefing and programme for the General Affairs Council;
  • Arrange bilateral and other meetings with external contacts for the GAC;
  • Lead in supporting preparation of the GAC and European Council in COREPER as necessary;
  • Provide policy and administrative support on the day of the General Affairs Council.

3) Support for the wider team:

  • Arranging and commissioning briefing for meetings of the Permanent Representative with other Ambassadors;
  • Maintaining oversight of the A/I points process for Councils and COREPER, with the I/A points assistant;
  • Ad hoc cover to provide support to Private Office and the Permanent Representative on a range of other tasks as required, including cover where necessary to support team resilience.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Fluent command of English (spoken and written);
  • EU expertise;
  • Relevant University Degree;
  • 3-5 years of work experience in a relevant field;
  • Proactive approach;
  • Clear and effective communication skills;
  • Proven organization skills with the ability to deal with pressure and fast paced work;
  • Experience in solving complex and sometimes sensitive problems around both procedural and policy issues;
  • Ability to work with contacts and colleagues (UKRep/London) at all levels;
  • Good team working ability;
  • Ability to provide a good customer service;
  • Willing to work out of hours on ocassion, when required.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Good knowledge of French (spoken and written) or other European language;
  • Office administration.

Required competencies

Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace.

Application deadline: 23 July 2018
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 3.865,40
Start Date: 3 September 2018

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