View Vacancy - CPK - Public Diplomacy Campaigns Manager, B3(L)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Communications, Press and Media

The Communications Team is responsible for coordinating all public-facing aspects of the network of UK Embassy and Consulates in China.  We are an energetic and creative team and, building on a successful Head of Government visit earlier this year we’ve got high ambition for making a big impact in China in the coming years. The Campaigns Manager will have an important role in promoting the UK’s ‘soft power’ and ‘values’ messages across China on our core campaigns (recent examples include the Spirit of Youth campaign and the gender equality initiative Be Yourself: Pledge for Progress) as well as working on a number of smaller projects and events (for example the British Embassy open day or events to mark significant occasions).

The successful candidate will be a passionate communicator with an understanding of and enthusiasm for the UK.  They will be bursting with ideas that will project a positive image of the UK and have the drive and attention to detail to turn those ideas into reality.

The jobholder will devise, execute and run campaigns and events that engage and influence our target audiences on priority areas where we want to raise awareness or challenge assumptions amongst target groups in the Chinese public.  Successful delivery will necessitate careful planning including on the detailed logistics, as well as creative thinking to ensure smooth delivery of high impact events that maximise the influence of our message.  The job holder will also assist in producing innovative communication plans to engage the intended target audience, and conduct evaluation exercises and reports after the campaign conclusion.  Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills are therefore essential.

Team working and interpersonal skills are also essential as the job holder will have to negotiate persuasively with suppliers, media partners and sponsors, and work collaboratively with stakeholders in post, London and in partner companies and organisations.  They will also need to exercise their judgement and be adaptable, prioritise effectively and plan their time well in order to ensure that campaigns are delivered seamlessly.

The post holder will have line management responsibility for one junior officer.

Campaign development
Plan and implement campaign activity in line with overall objectives.  This involves translating a strategy into a tactical plan and then delivering the planned activities.  It will involve close working with partners across the UK network and external partners. Capture results through timely and accurate evaluation reports.

Event management
Organise and ensure the smooth running of events linked to campaign activities, VIP visits or regional outreach work.

Stakeholder Management
Building relationships with external and internal stakeholders as an essential part of planning and delivering successful cross-HMG campaigns. This will include devising pitches to help secure external sponsors, as well as maintaining a close working relationship with internal government partners.

Financial planning
Budget planning, payments to suppliers and ensuring suppliers are paid on time. This would include managing a range of budgets, small and large, and ensure that we adhere to government rules around tendering and auditing.

  • Three years’ work experience in campaign management, from planning to execution, working closely with a range of stakeholders, including media management
  • Experience of UK/China relationship
  • Experience working in PR or public diplomacy work
  • Experience of line management
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
9 July 2018
B3 (L)
Fixed Term, Full-time
12 months
Asia Pacific
British Embassy
20 August 2018

We offer a competitive package, which includes basic salary, good leave entitlement, and insurance plan, etc. The gross salary (before all deductions) is CNY 17, 670/ month for Chinese Nationals and an abated monthly salary of CNY 24, 529/ month for British Nationals and spouses/ partners (all nationalities) of diplomats who are ‘W’ (diplomatic) visa holders and meet passport criteria.

We also offer excellent development opportunities and a 22-day annual leave entitlement in pro rata.

Conditioned working hours is 35 hours/ week from Monday to Friday and flexible working can be arranged upon personal needs.

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Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy Beijing is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Chinese employment law.

All applications must be received before 11:55PM (China Standard Time) on 09 July 2018.

Incomplete application forms will not be taken into consideration, so please ensure you provide the information requested. We regret to advise that we will only be contacting short-listed candidates. Applicants called for an interview will be assessed on the core competencies listed above.

To those applicants not short-listed, we extend our appreciation for considering the British Government as a potential employer.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.