The United Kingdom’s Joint Delegation to NATO (UKDEL NATO) is part of a world-wide network of 270 Diplomatic Posts, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is the vital link between the UK Government and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Its principal roles are to promote British interests in NATO and to keep UK Ministers and Government Departments informed about NATO discussions. We are looking for a Communications and Media Assistant for the UK Delegation to NATO in Brussels (UKDEL).
The main aims of the role are to assist the UKDEL Comms Team to communicate the UK Government’s commitment to, and priorities for, NATO across a broad range of issues. This is a particularly interesting time to join UKDEL as we deliver the ambitious NATO2030 agenda, including a revised Strategic Concept, for the 2022 Summit.
The UK’s Integrated Review puts NATO at the heart of UK defence policy. Its work is valued highly by FCDO and MOD Ministers alike. The job holder will work in a delegation dealing with the largest range of challenges NATO has faced since the end of the Cold War, with challenges presented by Russia, China, terrorism, new and emerging technology, climate change and across all domains including cyber and space.
The job holder will work in a small team responsible for communications activities that help deliver UK policy objectives within NATO. Alongside the Communications Policy Officer, the job holder will be managed by the Deputy Spokesperson. Main activities include: delivering UKDEL’s comms strategy; supporting ministerial meetings and outreach events; media monitoring of relevant UK and NATO defence and security issues; creating content for UKDEL social media accounts and providing administrative support to the wider comms team. As with all jobs in the Delegation, we promote an adaptable and responsive approach, which means the job is likely to evolve over time to deal with changing circumstances and priorities.
The job holder will occasionally be required to work extended hours during peak periods, including in the run-up to Ministerial meetings and Summits.
Main duties and responsibilities:
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Application deadline: 5 December 2021
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Location (City): UK Joint Delegation to NATO, Brussels
Type of Post: UK Delegation
Number of vacancies: 1
Salary Currency: EUR
Salary: € 3,555.91 monthly gross
Start Date: 10 February 2022
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a permanent full-time contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week. The monthly gross salary for this position is € 3,555.91, A2(L) level. In addition, we offer an extensive salary package, which includes a 13th month, luncheon vouchers, pension scheme, optional hospitalisation insurance (subject to monthly employee contribution), reimbursement of public transport and a lot more. We offer more days of annual leave than the Belgian requirements.
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.
Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.
The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.
Passport: officers are expected to be in possession of a passport due to the possibility that they may be asked to undertake business travel.
Visa/work permit requirements: candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Belgium and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.
Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.
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