View Vacancy - Consular Policy Officer (SVN18.730)
The British Embassy Slovenia is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are seeking to recruit a temporary Consular Policy Officer with responsibility for Slovenia.
You will be a key member of a cross-Embassy team working on the UK’s exit from the European Union. As part of the team, you will support engagement with local authorities in Slovenia to track and understand the implementation of the UK-EU Citizens’ Rights agreements. You will help ensure that timely and accurate information is available for UK nationals, including website content, and you will support pro-active outreach to UK nationals. You will develop close collaborative relationships with key UK Government Department representatives and local authorities in Slovenia to ensure that all relevant policy areas of concern to UK nationals are covered.
You will be based at the British Embassy Ljubljana though the position may require some travel within country. Your role will directly cover UK Citizens’ Rights in Slovenia, and you will be managed by a Regional Consular Policy Adviser (based in Rome).
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Specifically, as an integral part of the Embassy Team, you will:
- Follow and understand host-country and regional implementation of Citizens’ Rights agreements as part of the UK leaving the EU, and other issues relevant to UK nationals resident or visiting Slovenia. Working with the Regional Consular Policy Adviser, use this understanding to produce internal analysis and policy advice to post and UK based teams.
- Support the British Ambassador and other senior Embassy staff in Slovenia and the Regional Consular Policy Adviser in establishing an effective network at a local authority and, where necessary, central government level, in order to generate understanding, insights and awareness.
- Use your knowledge and understanding of implementation by host-country to support the delivery of information to UK nationals regarding their rights after the UK’s exit from the EU, including through ensuring local information is available online and providing policy support to communications and engagement campaigns.
- In collaboration with the Regional Consular Policy Adviser, other Embassy teams, and London colleagues, support the development and delivery of EU exit related messages
- Work and co-ordinate closely with other Embassy teams, supporting wider Embassy and British Government objectives, as well as co-ordinate with the Regional Consular Policy Adviser and Consular Regional Operations Managers (CROM).
- Develop close collaborative relationships with other UK Government Department representatives including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU), and Other Government Departments.
- Fluent English (both written and spoken, minimum C1 Level for CEFR framework);
- Intermediate level Slovene (both written and spoken, minimum B2 for CEFR framework*);
- Previous experience or awareness of British and/or local country public sector policy development;
- Ability to work as part of a diverse team, and build relationships with external stakeholders;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills: written and oral;
- Aptitude to analyse and process complex information quickly;
- Excellent organisational and information management skills;
- Ability to work on multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines;
- Availability to travel within your country.
- Knowledge of local governmental structures and decision-making (local and central level);
- Legal and EU/EFTA knowledge, experience and understanding;
- Knowledge of British consular strategy outcomes and strategy.
This is a part-time, fixed-term contract of 14 months. The expected start date is 4 February 2019, however , the successful candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.
The successful candidate will be subject to professional background, security clearance and a probation period of 3 months probation period.
Candidate must have pre-existing work authorisation for Slovenia in order to apply.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Ljubljana are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Slovenian employment law.
Visa / Passport requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Slovenia and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.
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.
FCO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancelation or reschedule costs. The FCO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.