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View Vacancy - Climate Change, Energy and Transport Officer (FRA315)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Global Issues Team

The British Embassy in Paris is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. It is also part of the UK’s France Network (including offices in Lyon, Bordeaux and Marseille) and representation to international organisations in Paris (OECD and UNESCO) and Strasbourg (CoE) and is currently looking for a Climate Change, Energy and Transport Officer.

The jobholder will join the Embassy at an interesting time, with new governments in place in both the UK and France. Working in the Embassy’s EU & Energy Team, the jobholder will contribute to the team’s work with France on climate change, energy and transport policy, including within the context of the UK exiting the European Union.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Understanding and influencing the French position on climate, energy and transport (and occasionally other policy issues that the team follows), seeking out opportunities in bilateral, European and multilateral contexts for collaboration with the French in pursuit of UK objectives. High quality analysis and reporting to UK contacts across government, to keep them informed of French developments and input into the UK policy-making process.
  • Developing and maintaining a network of key contacts within the French government, civil society and business community.
  • Delivering successful programmes for visiting senior officials and ministers from the UK, including accompanying and reporting.
  • Working on the team’s events and communications activities, including social media.

  • Self starter with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to show evidence of collaborating and working in a team.
  • Ability to deliver at pace and prioritise well are essential.


  • Knowledge of and experience in climate change, energy or transport.
  • Experience of engaging with public sector/government stakeholders

Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Engaging Internationally
18 July 2017
B3 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
€3830 gross
4 September 2017

This is a full-time and permanent contract.

All appointments are subject to professional background check satisfactory security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of his/her passport or national identity card for all nationalities held, an up-to-date criminal record (casier judiciaire) for recent countries of residence (which can be obtained online at, two written proofs of address (utility invoices and/or bank statements) and two references.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in France are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local French employment law and FCO guidance for Local Staff. The posts we offer are not an entry point into the UK’s Diplomatic Service.

Your application will only be considered if you follow the guidance below:

  • Your application must be sent in English only.
  • Your application must clearly indicate all nationalities you hold.

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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.