View Vacancy - IL - Science and Innovation Officer (EO)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Science and Innovation

The British Embassy Tel Aviv has a vacancy for a Science and Innovation Officer.

This is an exciting opportunity to drive forward the work of the Science and Innovation Network (SIN) Israel, alongside Head of SIN Israel, while working in a dynamic and international environment.

You can find out more about the UK Science and Innovation Network here.

Duties and responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities for this role include

  • Execute science and innovation-related projects, working independently while liaising with senior stakeholders, programme shaping, managing challenging logistics, drafting communication pieces in line with UK strategy, troubleshooting and making effective decisions on individual cases offering recommendations to the Head of Science and Innovation Network Israel when necessary.
  • Develop and manage own network of decision making level stakeholders across the Israeli and UK science and innovation eco systems.
  • Manage the SIN team budget.
  • Regularly represent SIN/Embassy at events alongside or on behalf of the Head of SIN Israel, including occasional overseas travel.
  • Lead on content of delegations and events in Israel and the UK, as well as science and innovation elements of Senior Governmental visits (including Ministerial) working on logistics with the Visits Officer.
  • Work independently using own initiative to identify potential projects through active research and analysis of science and innovation trends, linking to wider cross Embassy/department objectives.
  • Supporting Senior Management both Ambassador and Deputy Ambassador as required, providing briefing material, original speech writing, written reports and recommendations.
  • Deputising for Head of SIN Israel in their absence. 

Key behaviours required:

  • Delivering at Pace - Take responsibility for delivering timely and quality results with focus and drive.
  • Communicating and Influencing - Communicate purpose and direction with clarity, integrity and enthusiasm. Respect the needs, responses and opinions of others.
  • Seeing the Big Picture - Understand how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives. Recognise the wider Civil Service priorities and ensure work is in the national interest.
  • Working Together - Form effective partnerships and relationships with people both internally and externally, from a range of diverse backgrounds, sharing information, resources and support.


If you are selected for this position, we will be able to employ you as long as you:

  • Receive the appropriate level of security clearance; and
  • Are able to work legally in Israel.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Strong IT skills including MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Experience in organising events.
  • Government and/or International experience – working in international organisations.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and proficient in Hebrew (written and spoken).
  • Experience working in or with the Science/ Technology sector
  • Experience working in or with academia or research sectors
  • Experience working within the UK landscape
Communicating and Influencing, Delivering at Pace, Seeing the Big Picture, Working Together
11 December 2022
Executive Officer (EO)
Full-time, Permanent
Middle East & North Africa
Tel Aviv
British Embassy
13 February 2023

The Embassy aims to offer an attractive working environment and remuneration package for this role, including the non-negotiable salary of NIS 13,000 per month plus social benefits: pension employer contribution 7.5% and Keren Hishtalmut employer contribution 7.5%.

No accommodation nor relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. Parking facilities are not provided nor paid for by the Embassy.

This position is offered on a full Time, permanent contract basis. The successful candidate will be on a six-month probationary period. 

Working hours is 37.5 per week. Normal working hours are Monday to Thursday 8:00-16:00 and Friday 8:00-13:30.

The jobholder will be required to be flexible in their approach to hours worked as these will be dictated by operational needs and may involve working outside of normal office hours (evenings/ weekends) during visits and to attend networking events, receptions, and seminars. Any flexible working patterns (such as combination of office and remote working) may be considered based on operational requirements and agreement with the line manager, and in line with FCDO and Embassy policies.

The Embassy invests in staff development with a variety of learning and development opportunities.

How to apply:

Interested candidates must include to their online application form 1) an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) 2) a covering letter/ motivation essay stating how you meet the requirements of the role; and 3) examples in the relevant sections of the online application form of how you meet the key behaviours and skills required.

Applications that do not include this information will not be considered.

All applications must be submitted before 23:55 Israel local time on 11 December 2022.

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, only those shortlisted for the next step of the recruitment process will be contacted.

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.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local labour law. 


The British Embassy Tel Aviv is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.