View Vacancy - Consular Policy Officer (NLD625)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Consular Roles)

The British Embassy in The Hague is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are seeking to recruit an EU Consular Policy Officer.

As a Consular Policy Officer in the Europe network, you will be a key member of a cross-Embassy team working on the UK’s exit from the European Union. As part of the team, you will engage with local authorities to track and understand the implementation of UK/EU Citizens’ Rights agreements. You will also help ensure that timely and accurate information is available for British Nationals, including website content, and you will support pro-active outreach to British Nationals. 

You will be based in The Hague but your job will have a regional role, which will require some travel to The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

Specifically, as an integral part of the Embassy Team, you will:

  • Follow and understand host-country and regional implementation of citizens’ rights agreements as part of the UK leaving the EU, and other issues relevant to British Nationals resident or visiting your countries of responsibility.
  • Use your understanding of host-country and regional implementation to input into communications and information for British Nationals, including delivery through a range of digital resources and outreach events. You will also use this understanding to produce internal analysis and policy advice. 
  • Travel extensively within your region to develop an effective network at a local authority and, where necessary, central government level, and generate insights and awareness.
  • Work and co-ordinate closely with other Embassy teams, supporting wider Mission and British Government objectives, as well as co-ordinate with Consular Regional Operations Managers (CROM) and the Consular Regional Director (CRD).
  • Develop close collaborative relationships with other Government Department representatives e.g. Department for Exiting the EU (DEXEU), Department of Works and Pensions (DWP), Department of Health (DoH), HM Passport Office and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, information management and presentation skills: written and oral, including use of digital media.
  • Excellent spoken and written English (minimum of C1 level for CEFR framework).
  • Knowledge of local governmental structures and decision-making (local and central level). 
  • Previous experience or awareness of British and local country public sector policy development.
  • Legal and EU knowledge, experience and understanding  .
  • Knowledge of British consular strategy outcomes and strategy is desirable.

Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally
17 January 2018
C4 (L)
Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
The Hague
British Embassy
1 March 2018

The successful candidate will initially be offered an one-year temporary contract at C4 level. The base salary for this position is € 3,689.59 gross per month, based on a working week of 36 hours. In addition, an 8% annual holiday allowance and a monthly travel allowance are payable. The Embassy currently applies a performance based bonus pay model for local staff.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in The Netherlands. Please note that The Embassy is not a tax witholding employer. Consequently staff members are responsible for paying their own income tax and social security on the gross salary received.

The successful candidate will undergo a professional background check; Any job offer is also provisional to a successful security clearance check.

The Embassy encourages a culture of continuous learning. All employees have access to the Civil Service Learning platform which gives access to training to improve job specific skills. Employees are entitled to a minimum number of annual training days.

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.

FCO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancelation or reschedule costs. The FCO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.