View Vacancy - Science and Innovation Network (SIN) attache (DNK612) -INTERNAL VACANCY ONLY-

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Science and Innovation

The British Embassy in Copenhagen, part of a world-wide network representing UK political, economic and consular interests overseas, is looking for a Science and Innovation Network (SIN) attaché.

The main purpose of the job is:

  • Lead on building and developing the bilateral relationship between Denmark and UK Ministries, academic institutions and organisations with an interest in science and innovation.
  • Provide insight into Danish reaction to UK science policy.
  • To contribute to UK economic growth by initiating mutually beneficial   science and innovation collaboration between the UK and Denmark.
  •  Lead on issues relating to Life science for the Nordic region.
  •  Provide support to the Science and Innovation Nordic team.

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • In the context of Brexit, understand and interpret key Danish   stakeholders’ positions on the future of science collaboration to ensure   SIN/BEIS/DExEU and other UK stakeholders have the data to engage and   influence negotiations.
  • Monitor and respond to developments in science and innovation   policies and programmes in Denmark. Provide timely and concise reports on key   developments to UK government departments and other stakeholders.
  • Lead on Ministerial and senior official visits to Denmark which relate to bilateral science and innovation issues.
  • Support regional thematic leads on the development and delivery of projects involving Denmark.



  • Develop, deliver and contribute to a programme of projects, visits, events and other activities aimed at facilitating collaboration and enhancing UK innovation capacity/capability in Life Sciences between the UK and the wider Nordic Region.
  • Support Regional Manager and engage country officers as necessary to aid delivery, ensure compliance and timely reporting.



  • Develop a wide range of contacts in government, business, universities and public research organisations in the UK and Denmark to support the Science and Innovation Nordic Network’s overarching objectives.
  •  Lead on the development and delivery of a communications strategy and stakeholder engagement database.


Corporate Responsibility

  • Support the wider work in the Embassy including providing surge capacity and engaging in corporate activities.



  • Good communication in English and Danish language both oral and written (independent user);
  • University degree OR 3 years of relevant work experience in Life Sciences or applicable subject;
  • A self-starter, with the ability to organise self and work effectively;   
  • Ability to work effectively and supportively on shared objectives with colleagues;
  • Networking skills;
  • Understand and focus on customer needs.
  • Strong intercultural skills;
  • Good IT skills;
  • Flexibility to travel domestically, and internationally.
Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally
18 December 2017
B3 (L)
Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
1 January 2018

This is a fixed-term contract of 24 months with possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance.

The successful candidate must have pre-existing work authorization for Denmark in order to apply.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Copenhagen are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Danish employment law.

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.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.