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View Vacancy - RoK - Alumni and Chevening Officer

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Protocol, Visits and Events

Main purpose of job:

The successful candidate will be involved in our exciting work developing and engaging our network of Korean alumni from UK universities.  They will also work on promoting and recruiting for our Chevening Scholarship scheme - the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders.  Within the Embassy, they will be part of the Economic Diplomacy team, working with the Alumni and Chevening Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

Alumni engagement activities – 40% 

  • Working with Embassy colleagues and external partners, support delivery of the Joint Strategy on Alumni Engagement ensuring our alumni network supports cross-Embassy objectives.
  • Lead on the design and delivery of general UK alumni events, projects and campaigns to enhance our offer to UK alumni.
  • Help design and deliver Chevening alumni events and share attendance at event
  • Develop and manage networks to help deliver our alumni engagement objectives – with Korean UK alumni associations(e.g., Chairperson’s group); international/alumni officers in our priority UK universities; UK’s higher education bodies
  • Manage the Chevening and Alumni administrative payment process
  • Implement a process to better capture outcomes from our alumni engagement

  Communication & Database – 30% 

  • Manage the Chevening and alumni databases; implement planned enhancements in database functionality
  • Lead on alumni engagement communications – newsletter, social media
  • Support Chevening scholarship recruitment and promotional activities
  • Manage general enquiries on Chevening scholarships and from alumni

 Support to wider team – 30%

  • Korean language logistical support to Economic Diplomacy Counsellor
  • Support to the  wider Economic Diplomacy Team on visits, events and meetings
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player
  • Strong computer IT literacy and the following IT skills (or willingness to learn): MS Excel, Marketing communication tools (newsletter templates, social media)
  • Social Networking Service (SNS) channel management skills
  • Event management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Project management
  • Understanding of UK education system
Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
2 March 2017
A2 (L)
Fixed Term
36hrs per week; 0900 – 1715 hrs Mon-Thur, 0900 – 1700 hrs Fri
12 months
Asia Pacific
South Korea
British Embassy
10 April 2017
9 April 2018
No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. The applicant must have or be able to obtain work authorisation in Korea in order to apply. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy Seoul are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Korean employment law.
Applications are due on 2 March 2017 at 5pm Seoul time. Late applications will not be accepted. 

This opportunity is closed to applications.