View Vacancy - Executive Assistant to the Director Department of Business and Trade France (FRA23.564)
The British Embassy in Paris is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for an Executive Assistant to the DBT France Director (Department for Business and Trade), who also acts as Deputy Trade Commissioner for Europe.
It is a rewarding role, which will give the job holder an overview of the whole team’s work, insights into into the functioning of an Embassy and UK Government, as well as access to opportunities for further professional development. Previous jobholders have gone on to achieve promotions within the team and externally.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Experience of working in a support role or in an organisational capacity
- Experience of working in a political or business context
- Experience of working in an international environment
This is a full-time (35h/Week) fixed term, with possibility of extension or a permanent contract offered at end of 12 months
All appointments are subject to professional background check satisfactory security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of his/her passport or national identity card for all nationalities held, an up-to-date criminal record (casier judiciaire) for recent countries of residence (which can be obtained online at casier-judiciaire.justice.gouv.fr), two written proofs of address (utility invoices and/or bank statements) and two references.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in France are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local French employment law and FCDO guidance for Local Staff. The posts we offer are not an entry point into the UK’s Diplomatic Service.
Your application will only be considered if you follow the guidance below:
- Your application must be sent in English only.
- Your application must clearly indicate all nationalities you hold.
Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in France 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.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.
Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.
*Please refer to the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”. For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your languages skills are going to be assessed.
This opportunity is closed to applications.