View Vacancy - Assistant to the Deputy Trade Commissioner for Europe and Country Director (DEU23.268)
Are you interested in a career in international affairs? Where you can make a difference as part of a fast-moving, high profile and international environment? Curious about what trade relations between the UK and Germany look like in practice? Then join us at the UK’s Department for Business & Trade (DBT) in Germany!
We are looking for an Assistant to provide administrative support to the Deputy Trade Commissioner for Europe in their dual role as Country Director for the Department for Business & Trade (DBT) team in Germany.
This is a key position working at the centre of one of the Germany Network’s biggest teams, with around 40 DBT staff based at the Embassy in Berlin and the Consulates-General in Düsseldorf and Munich.
You will be responsible for the coordination of the Director’s diary as well as organisation of the Director’s programme and briefing. You will help ensure the smooth running of the DBT Germany team, including supporting team activities, projects and senior visits.
We’re looking for someone who is a team player and able to develop effective relationships with colleagues, as well as with offices of key businesses and stakeholders on behalf of DBT Germany. This position offers scope to work collaboratively with colleagues across the Embassy and the DBT International Trade network in Europe and in the UK.
As part of the DBT team, you will have the chance to take part in our broad and varied corporate and learning and development opportunities. What we ask in return is that you bring excellent communication and time management skills, be highly organised and able to juggle competing demands in a fast-paced working environment.
This is a fixed-term 2 year contract with the possibility of a permanent contract subject to performance and funding.
Our Learning & Development environment: The British Government Germany Network has a strong ethos of Learning & Development, including our Learning & Development Week. In addition, there will be many opportunities for support, including mentoring, coaching, job shadowing and secondments and dedicated L& D days. This is in addition to the induction programme offered to all staff.
The successful applicant will be encouraged to be actively involved in the corporate life of the Embassy, contributing to the wider objectives of the British Government’s Germany Network and supporting a positive working environment.
The successful candidate will be subject to a professional background check and security clearance. The successful candidate must have pre-existing work authorisation in Germany in order to apply.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local German employment law.
Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Germany 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 Government Germany Network 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.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.