View Vacancy - Public Affairs Special Projects Coordinator

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Communications, Press and Media

Do you have what it takes to be at the forefront of the British Government’s communication activities in the world’s most important media city? 

The British Consulate-General in New York represents UK interests in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut's Fairfield County. The Consulate's Press and Public Affairs team is looking for someone to manage events and projects.  The job holder will be based at the Consulate-General in midtown Manhattan.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the Consulate’s events and projects - including but not limited to negotiation, onsite logistics, liaising with senior contacts / partners/sponsors, budget and staffing management, pre-event briefing, post-event evaulation– to deliver business, communications and policy objectives, including those of the UK’s GREAT campaign
  • Provide input into strategic communication plans, including media opportunities, tactics and story ideas, consistent with communication priorities
  • Work across the Consulate and with external contacts to develop suitable ideas for events and projects
  • Manage one full-time Public Affairs Assistant
  • 3-5 years relevant experience within event operations and/or project management
  • Bachelor's degree in liberal arts, communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, or related field
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening skills
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills and ability to be detail-oriented
  • Good judgement and willingness to make sound and timely decisions 
  • Creativity, flexibility, adaptability, and excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Confidence and poise; ability to quick on your feet and work independently and in a fast -paced environment
  • Proven ability to develop realistic action plans, meet deadlines and execute on clear deliverables
  • Ability to focus on multiple large-scale projects simultaneously
  • Propensity to look for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Up-to-date knowledge of and interest in foreign policy issues 
  • Appreciation of the challenges and sensitivities of working in government and diplomacy
  • Strong networking skills; ability and willingness to attend evening or occasional weekend events, as necessary

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy.  Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance. 

*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates.  The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.  

  • Familiarity with the roles and responsibilities of a major Consulate in New York City.
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering
31 July 2016
B3 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
North America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
New York
British Consulate General
19 September 2016

The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package.  This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.

The target salary for this position is $49,504 annualized.  Salary will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

Resume and a cover letter with salary history should be submitted by 31 July 2016 by following the online application process. Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy.  Internal candidates must address their resumes through the Head of Group before applying.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we can not guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local 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.