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Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Science and Innovation
The British Embassy in Belgium is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a Science and Innovation Officer.
This is an excellent opportunity to play a key role in an exciting, busy and cross cutting team in the heart of the UK’s Europe network. The jobholder will build and develop bilateral relationships between Belgium and UK ministries, academic institutions and organisations with an interest in science and innovation, initiate science and innovation collaboration between the UK and Belgium and provide insight into Belgium’s position on UK science objectives.
The jobholder will be required to develop a wide range of contacts in government, business, universities and public research organisations in the UK and Belgium to support the UK Science and Innovation Network’s objectives. The jobholder will also be required to support the wider work of the Embassy, including providing surge capacity during busy periods and engaging in corporate activities.
Required competencies: Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally
Application deadline: 3 January 2018
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 3,681.33 gross
Start Date: 15 February 2018
This is a permanent full-time contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week. Although the appointment is for an indefinite period of time, it is expected that the overall period of service will most probably not exceed two years. This point will be addressed during the recruitment process.
The monthly gross salary for this position is € 3,681.33 B3 (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.
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.