View Vacancy - Policy Officer - Migration, Security, Justice (NLD22.441)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Migration, Security

The British Embassy in the Hague is looking for an independent, well-organised and pro-active Policy Officer to join an experienced, busy policy team, and to ensure a high quality, professional, efficient and modern service.

The jobholder will lead on Migration, Security, Justice issues in the Embassy’s Policy Team, working on some of the Embassy’s most high-profile security work, including serious and organised crime, counter terrorism and immigration. The main purpose of the job is to promote the UK’s interests in the area of Justice, Security and Migration, and to strengthen UK/Dutch security cooperation through developing the right networks at official and operational level The jobholder will work closely with UK operational partners. 

Candidates should note that the different functions of the role will require the candidate to adapt to shifting priorities and operational objectives, whilst maintaining a commitment to excellent customer service.

  • Identify, and report on areas of interest to the UK government in relation to Security, Justice and Migration. 
  • Contribute to wider Embassy policy analysis. 
  • Respond to enquiries from UK government departments. 
  • Build and maintain a network of contacts in the Netherlands. 
  • Provide policy and project support to UK law enforcement colleagues 
  • Represent the Embassy in meetings with the Dutch government and other external stakeholders. 
  • Identify and deliver projects relating to HMG’s priorities, in particular in relation to fighting serious and organised crime. 
  • Organise visits and events. Brief and accompany visitors during their stay in the country as required. 
  • Contribute to the wider work and activity of the Policy Team. 
  • Provide cover for colleagues during periods of absence. 
  • Understanding and knowledge of Dutch and UK government and political institutions; 
  • Strong networking and influencing skills; 
  • Experience of project work and delivering events; 
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively; 
  • Ability to grasp complex issues quickly and communicate these simply and effectively; 
  • Good IT skills, including experience of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; 
  • Fluency in Dutch and English (written and spoken);
  • Excellent Communication skills. 
  • University degree. 
  • Experience of working in a policy environment, ideally in a relevant policy area. 
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
25 September 2022
Executive Officer (EO)
Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
The Hague
British Embassy
€3, 855.50
1 December 2022
30 November 2023

The successful candidate will initially be offered a 12 month contract at EO level. The base salary for this position is € 3,855.50 gross per month, based on a working week of 36 hours. In addition, an 8% holiday allowance and a monthly working from home allowance are payable. Actual commuter travel expenses up to a limit or a monthly set travel  allowance  for commuter costs are payable depending on the role and how often office work is needed. The Embassy currently applies a performance based bonus pay model for local staff.   

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in The Netherlands.  

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.  

The British Embassy promotes and demonstrates the key values of Professionalism, Respect and Honesty.

Visa/work permit requirements: candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in The Netherlands and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in The Netherlands.

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.

Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions 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 note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment  levels  please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.

The  job description is subject to changes and may evolve over time and in response to changing circumstances. The role exists as part of a team and all staff are expected to be flexible in supporting colleagues, particularly at busy times. 

The British Embassy promotes and demonstrates the key values of Professionalism, Respect and Honesty. 

“Under the terms of the UK/NL Double Taxation Convention (Article 18 1(b)(ii),  UK nationals who move to The Netherlands to take up their new role at the Embassy/Consulate and UKB spouse who start working at the Embassy with no previous record of working in the Netherlands since the arrival of the UKB partner they accompany,  will be placed on a tax abated salary if deemed to be eligible for Dutch income tax exemption on their salary. Qualifying staff will have no Dutch income tax levied on their salary and will therefore be paid an abated salary reduced  by the applicable  tax they would have had to pay if that local liability had existed. A tax abated salary ensures a fair and comparable take home pay. Staff on tax abated salaries cannot claim tax benefits in The Netherlands but they are fully and comprehensively covered for social security and deemed to be resident local staff for all intents and purposes.” 


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