View Vacancy - Prosperity and Economics Officer

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Economic and Prosperity

The British Consulate-General in New York is seeking a highly motivated Vice Consul for prosperity and the economy, to lead on trade policy, energy, climate change and economic issues for the British Consulate-General in New York, covering New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Fairfield County Connecticut.

This is a new position!


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide economic insights from the New York Consular District to enrich the UK’s understanding of US macro economy and economic and financial policy. Produce high quality and timely reporting primarily for key stakeholders in the British Embassy in Washington, for UK Government Ministries in London and for the benefit of UK companies. Build a network of contacts with economic policy experts to support ministerial and senior official visit programmes to the New York Consular District and to help inform the UK’s understanding of the US economy.
  • Lead on trade policy issues across the New York Consular District.
  • Lead on energy and climate change initiatives for the Consulate; support US emission reduction policies and targets using UK expertise; build a network of advocates to help build long term support for climate action across State Governments, the business community and civil society; work with Department for International Trade (DIT) on Green Finance issues.
  • Support wider UK prosperity goals, including such areas as financial services, through collaboration with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Science and Innovation Network.
  • Lead on Marshall Scholarships for the Consulate, including running the selection process and alumni engagement.
  • Identify and lead on visit programmes for Ministers and senior officials that can promote economic policy objectives, preparing logistics and aiding with written briefings.
  • Bachelors’ degree minimum;
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of related work experience;
  • Demonstrated interest in economic matters;
  • Strong networking skills and ability to capably discuss economics, trade and energy with external clients;
  • Strong oral/written communication skills;
  • Strong research skills;
  • Attention to detail and ability to draft, edit and proofread;
  • Ability to follow through on assigned tasks with limited supervision;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;
  • Positive and flexible attitude, including willingness to travel (including occasionally to London.


Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy Network may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy.  Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at  All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance. 


*A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts.  The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas.

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
30 October 2016
B3 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
North America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
New York
British Consulate General
3 January 2017

The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.


The salary for this position is $56,888 annualized. Salary will be confirmed upon offer of employment. Individuals who are Green Card holders, UK/US dual citizens, and non US taxpaying citizens will be paid a net salary based on a simulated US tax status.

Resume and a cover letter with salary history should be submitted by 30 October 2016. Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Internal candidates must address their resumes through the Head of Group before applying.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Consulate General is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or other category protected by law.


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This opportunity is closed to applications.