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Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: UKDEL (UK Delegation for NATO)
UKDEL NATO sits at the heart of UK Defence. Its work is valued highly by FCO and Ministry of Defence (MOD) Ministers alike. The job holder will work in a delegation dealing with the largest range of challenges NATO has faced since the end of the Cold War, with conflict in Syria, Islamic State terrorism and a resurgent and non-compliant Russia.
The main aims of the role are to help communicate the UK Government’s commitment to - and priorities for - NATO across a broad range of issues, and to help NATO develop and deliver a more effective and integrated approach to communications planning and delivery. This is a particularly exciting time for the Delegation, as it co-ordinates the delivery a global communications campaign to celebrate NATO’s 70th Anniversary, culminating in the Leaders’ Meeting in London in December 2019.
The job holder will work in a small team responsible for communications activities that help deliver UK policy objectives within NATO. Main activities include: helping the UK Delegation develop and deliver communications campaigns to support their policy work; working with NATO Staff and other Allies to improve NATO’s approach to communications planning and delivery; and oversight of NATO’s Trust Fund for Strategic Communications. As with all jobs in the Delegation, we promote an adaptable and responsive approach, which means the job is likely to evolve over time to deal with changing circumstances and priorities.
The job holder will occasionally be required to work extended hours during peak periods, including in the run-up to Ministerial meetings and Summits.
Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally.
Application deadline: 25 April 2019
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Location (City): UK Joint Delegation to NATO, Brussels
Type of Post: UK Delegation
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 4,058.62
Start Date: 10 June 2019
This is a permanent full-time contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week.
The monthly gross salary for this position is € 4,058.62 B3 (L) level.
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.
Visa/passport requirements: Must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Belgium 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.
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.