View Vacancy - Community Liaison Officer (SWE21.303)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Community Liaison

The British Embassy in Sweden is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for a Community Liaison Officer (CLO) to work closely with  Embassy management for the well-being of UK-based staff and families, with primary function as advocate for them and provision of support on family and community issues, principally in the areas of information gathering, welfare and communication.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Information gathering for UK-Based officers and their spouses/partners and families. To include information on spouse/partner employment; children's education (through completion of separate HR School and Nursery Information Sheets of authorised schools); childcare; and completion of DSFA Spouse and Partner Annual Employment Report. Contributing to updating the Welcome Pack, Post Hub and Fact Sheet.

  • Welfare: welcoming all staff on posting/temporary duty and accompanying families to ensure as smooth an integration as possible into the life of the Embassy community; following up to check that the settling in process is working; being an ongoing source of referral and support where questions, problems and difficulties arise. Keeping in touch with spouses and partners of UK-based staff, including through a WhatsApp group.

  • Advocate for UK-based staff and families in addressing issues of importance with Embassy management, including as their representative on Joint Management Board, evacuation/contingency planning and housing committee, and as the link between the Embassy and DSFA in London.

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written, C1 level or above under the CEFR*);

  • Interpersonal skills and an ability to work with people from any background;

  • Communications skills, both in writing and orally;

  • Good understanding of the issues faced by staff moving to live overseas;

  • Good organisational and delivery skills;

  • Be able to handle personal information confidentially and with discretion;

  • Be able to work flexibly without close supervision;

  • Be familiar with living in Sweden.

  • Some knowledge of Swedish.

29 July 2021
Administrative Officer (AO)
Part-Time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
1 September 2021

This is a fixed term contract for one year with possibility of extension.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Sweden. The British Embassy does not sponsor for work permits.

According to the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, locally employed staff should either be Swedish citizens, EU citizens or permanent residents of any nationality registered in the population register when beginning their employment. Registration in the population register is not possible once employment has begun. For more information, please consult:

The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearance.

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.

The deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

*Please refer to the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”. We are looking for a C1 level or equivalent. For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your languages skills are going to be assessed.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.