The British Embassy in Paris is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. It is also part of the UK’s France Network (including offices in Lyon, Bordeaux and Marseilles and representation to international organisations in Paris (OECD and UNESCO) and Strasbourg (CoE). The British Embassy is currently looking for a Social Affairs Attaché for fixed term contract to cover for a maternity leave.
The jobholder will join the Embassy at fascinating time, with the UK due to leave the European Union. Working in the Embassy’s Economics and Social Affairs team, he/she will lead on the team’s work with France on health, education and labour policy. The jobholder also acts as the France Network’s lead on G7 and G20 summits.
The wider, friendly team of 6, which sits in the European and Global issues section of the Embassy, also covers the economy, trade, financial services and customs; and leads preparation for future economic partnership negotiations. All these issues are of real importance to the UK and France and the jobholder will be expected to understand and convey UK positions to the French system and influence and seek opportunities for collaboration as appropriate.
The team, section and embassy offers an encouraging, supportive work environment and the jobholder will be able to participate in learning and development opportunities.
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