View Vacancy - SIN - Prosperity Support Officer, AO

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Economic and Prosperity

Main purpose of job:

This role provides support to the Economics & Trade Policy, Climate and Science & Innovations teams – varied portfolios that work together to achieve the UK Prosperity objectives in Singapore, and regionally across Southeast Asia.  The Prosperity Support officer will work across the teams and provide an essential fuction in delivering key business objectives to support the UK-Singapore relationship.  As the only role cutting across three portfolios, this role will be in a unique position to spot opportunities  

Roles and responsibilities/what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?

  1. Project managment
    • Plan and deliver visits (Ministerial, Senior Official) logistics such as travel, security, hotel, catering and room bookings; and events (high-level dialogues involving UK/regional delegations, set-piece events) including managing invitation/RSVP databases, agendas and in-person event support;
    • Working with the High Commissioner’s Residence team on events and with the communications team on media campaigns and acitivities to highlight bilateral co-operation;
  2. Horizon-scanning
    • Undertaking short research pieces, analytical projects and ad-hoc media monitoring to support colleagues and inform UK policy objectives;
  3. Stakeholder management
    • Establishing a network of contacts in government, industry, business and civil society to facilitate the BHC business.
  4. Secretariat
    • Planning, minutes and follow-up arising from internal meetings, note-taking on external meetings as required.
  5. Team administration
    • Monitoring team budget and spend against Economic & Trade Policy team
    • Ad-hoc administrative work to support the resilience of other team members.

The post also includes the opportunity to get involved in the work of the wider British High Commission through corporate projects and supporting the work of other teams.


  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English

Essential on Arrival:

  • Project and/or events management experience
  • Highly organised with problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Able to work with a range of (some senior) stakeholders effectively
  • Good IT skills – MS Office: Outlook, Excel, Word, MS Teams
  • Adaptable and proactive attitude towards their work.


  • Budget management experience
  • Experience of working in an international organisation/government setting

Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
18 August 2022
Administrative Officer (AO)
Full-time, Permanent
Asia Pacific
British High Commission
3 October 2022

We offer a competitive package, which includes basic salary of SGD 3,744 per month and a generous annual wage supplement (as part of total guaranteed remuneration) of an additional 2 months’ salary paid out in December each year, Central Provident Fund (CPF) payment in lieu for non-Permanent Resident foreign nationals, 23-days annual leave entitlement and a health insurance plan. The basic salary is non-negotiable.

We have a generous leave offer including: 23 days annual leave, increasing to 25 after 5 years' service, with the option to carry over up to 10 days into the subsequent leave year; 13 public holidays; generous maternity and paternity leave; and childcare leave. We encourage volunteerism and offer up to 3 days paid volunteer leave.

We offer medical insurance to support staff with the high costs of healthcare in Singapore and periodic reimbursement for the cost of eye tests and replacement eye wear.

Learning and development opportunities:

We offer time and financial support for the successful candidate to take advantage of professional learning and development opportunities inside and outside of the organisation.

The BHC has an active Learning & Development Committee which works hard to provide a comprehensive L&D offer. There is a wide range of options available for personal development including training courses, coaching and mentoring, job-shadowing, presentations and learning sets. Staff have access to a wide variety of online resources through the International Academy and Civil Service Learning. Staff are strongly encouraged to take advantage of all available opportunities.

All new hires undertake a workplace induction and there are a number of mandatory e-learning courses that must be completed in order to pass probation.

Working Patterns:

Normal working hours are 37.5 per week. BHC Singapore supports and promotes flexible working as a crucial part of our inclusive offering.

Due to the nature of visits work, there will be occasional calls for working outside of the normal hours. Time off in lieu can be taken to account for this. 

Other Information

In addition to the duties which this job normally entails, you may from time to time be required to undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the High Commission, including playing a part in the corporate life of the mission and supporting any crisis response.

No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. You must have or be able to obtain a local work permit which we will sponsor.

Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local Singapore employment law. 

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks. Only short-listed applications will be called for personal interviews.

The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation. Our values of Collaboration, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence (CORE) are our guiding principles. We aspire to live our values consistently in order to make the British High Commission a great place to work where staff feel valued, supported and inspired to be their best. 

We welcome applications from candidates in countries from which travel to Singapore is feasible under the prevailing Covid-related border restrictions.  Singapore will only allow entry for those fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved under the WHO EUL. Successful overseas applicants are responsible for all costs associated with relocating to Singapore.

Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local Singapore employment law. 

Please note that all successful candidates will be expected to serve a minimum of 6 months in their new role before being eligible to apply for further positions within the British High Commission.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline."

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

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.

All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the online application form completely including the employment and educational details, experience, professional skills and behaviour based questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the applications and incomplete form in any respect may not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.

Kindly submit your complete and updated CV. For inclusivity and diversity, please remove the following personal information when uploading your CV: name, address, email address, age, date of birth, gender, and nationality. 

The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.