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UKREP - United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union

Deputy Antici (BEL312)

UKREP - United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union

Brussels, Belgium

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Job Category: UK Permanent Representative's Office
Job Subcategory: UKREP (UK Representation to the EU)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

The UK Permanent Representation to the EU (UKREP) is looking for a Deputy Antici for the Private Office to the Permanent Representative in UKREP, based in Brussels.

The Deputy Antici will provide high quality efficient policy co-ordination, well judged advice and administrative support to the UK Permanent Representative, the Antici and wider Private Office and UKRep teams in respect of COREPER II, European Council and General Affairs Council business.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate and prepare COREPER and Antici meetings including coordinating, preparing briefing and reporting of the weekly meetings of Ambassadors;
  • Organisation and support for the General Affairs Council and the European Council, including working closely with colleagues in London to provide excellent support for UK Ministers;
  • Support for the wider team: including preparing briefings for briefing for meetings of the Permanent Representative with other Ambassadors; arranging travel and meetings as needed for the Antici team; and maintaining oversight of the A/I points process for Councils and COREPER, with the I/A points assistant; and ad hoc cover within PO team, in support of team resilience.

Essential qualifications and experience

  • Fluent command of English (spoken and written);
  • EU expertise;
  • Proactive approach;
  • Clear and effective communication skills;
  • Proven organisation skills with the ability to deal with pressure and fast paced work;
  • Experience in solving complex and sometimes sensitive problems around both procedural and policy issues;
  • Ability to work with contacts and colleagues (UKRep/London) at all levels;
  • Good team working ability;
  • Ability to provide a good customer service;
  • Ability to work at speed and under pressure effectively.

Desirable qualifications and experience

  • Good knowledge of French (spoken and written);
  • Office administration.

Required competencies.

  • Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

Application deadline: 24 July 2017
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 3681.33
Start Date: 3 September 2017

Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a full-time, permanent contract, for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week.

The monthly salary for this position is €3,024.50, A2(L) level (The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium salaries are not subject to annual indexation).

Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.

The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.

Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.

Additional information

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.

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