View Vacancy - Economic and Public Policy Officer (ESP23.635)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Programme Roles)
Economic and Prosperity

The British Embassy in Madrid is part of a world-wide network representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. It is also part of the UK’s Spain Network (including offices in nine locations). We are looking for an Economic and Public Policy Officer.


This is an opportunity to support the British government’s objectives in Spain as part of the Economic and Public Policy Team, which sits within the Embassy’s Political and Economic Section.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Identify trends in the Spanish economy using national and regional economic data; analyse key sectors and UK-Spain commercial links; and follow the public debate on the economy and developments in the private sector, while maintaining a good awareness of the political context. Provide written reports for colleagues in the Embassy and officials in the UK, ensuring that they are aware of key developments and to support their understanding of the economic situation in Spain;
  • Follow and report on developments in relevant policy areas in Spain and the UK, such as Next Generation EU funds, economic security, and structural reform, analysing their impact both within Spain and on the bilateral relationship;
  • Create and maintain relationships within UK government and with external contacts to support the delivery of the responsibilities above;
  • Draft briefings and speeches for the Ambassador and Embassy colleagues to support official visits across Spain;
  • Contribute to the organisation and running of Embassy events.
  • Proficient user in both written and spoken English and Spanish (C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages*); 
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills, including data organisation, recording and storage in a logical and user-friendly way, and analysis;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Dynamic and hardworking, with ability to work on own initiative
  • Educational background in economics, public policy, international relations or related field;
  • Experience presenting complex data in engaging ways;
  • Experience drafting analytical reports;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel;
  • Keen interest in current affairs;
  • Knowledge of workings of Spanish and UK governments..
Delivering at Pace, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Seeing the Big Picture, Working Together
13 December 2023
Administrative Officer (AO)
Full-time, Permanent
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
33,043.38 €
22 January 2023

This is a full-time permanent contract. Normal working hours are 37.5 per week. The British Embassy Madrid supports and promotes flexible working as a crucial part of our inclusive offering.


The successful candidate is subject to a confirmation of a background check, security clearance and the successful completion of a probationary period.


The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Spanish Social Security Scheme and will therefore not be entitled to any gratuity from the Embassy based on gross annual salary.


The Embassy is a Diplomatic Mission with tax exempt status and does not collect taxes for other States. Employees are fully responsible for payment of income tax at the legally required rate. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Spain are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local Spanish employment law.


Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Spain 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 this country.

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.

FCDO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancelation or reschedule costs. The FCDO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

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

The Embassy also offers a variety of learning and developments opportunities as well as various wellbeing initiatives.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

This opportunity is closed to applications.