Regional Consular Policy Officer B3, Brussels

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Aug 27

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 (Consular Roles)

Job Subcategory  


Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

The British Embassy in Brussels is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are seeking to recruit a Regional Consular Policy Officer (Belgium and France). 

As a Consular Policy Officer in the Europe network, you will be a key member of a cross-Embassy team working on the UK’s exit from the European Union. As part of the team, you will engage with local authorities to track and understand the implementation of the UK-EU Citizens’ Rights agreements. You will also help ensure that timely and accurate information is available for UK nationals, including website content, and you will support pro-active outreach to UK nationals. 

You will be based in Brussels but your job will have a regional role, which will require some travel. Your role will directly cover UK Citizens’ Rights in Belgium, but you will be expected to support the Regional Consular Policy Adviser with work on France.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow and understand host-country and regional implementation of citizens’ rights agreements as part of the UK leaving the EU, and other issues relevant to UK Nationals resident or visiting the countries in your region. Working with the Regional Consular Policy Adviser, use this understanding to produce internal analysis and policy advice to post and UK based teams.  

  • Support the Regional Consular Policy Adviser in establishing an effective network at a local authority and, where necessary, central government level, in order to generate understanding, insights and awareness.

  • Use your knowledge and understanding of implementation by host-countries to support the delivery of information to UK nationals regarding their rights after the UK’s exit from the EU, including through ensuring local information is available online and providing policy support to communications and engagement campaigns.

  • Work and co-ordinate closely with other Embassy teams, supporting wider Mission and British Government objectives, as well as co-ordinate with the Regional Consular Policy Adviser and Consular Regional Operations Managers (CROM)

  • Develop close collaborative relationships with other Government Department representatives e.g. FCO London and Department for Exiting the EU (DEXEU).

  • You will need to travel regularly within your host-country and region to deliver in this role.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Excellent English, and strong operational Dutch and/or French (written and spoken).
  • Previous experience or awareness of British and/or local country public sector policy development.
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team, and build relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills: written and oral.
  • Aptitude to analyse and process complex information quickly.
  • Excellent organisational and information management skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel within your country/region.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Knowledge of local governmental structures and decision-making (local and central level).
  • Legal and EU knowledge, experience and understanding.
  • Knowledge of British consular strategy outcomes and strategy.

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on

follow us on Twitter