The UK Permanent Representation to the EU (UKREP) works within the EU and its member states to maximise British influence on issues such as trade, the single market and economic growth is now looking for a Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership Project Coordinator for the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels (UKREP).
Location – Brussels
Main Duties / Responsibilities
The TTIP Project Coordinator main duties/ responsibilities will be:
Event management: To arrange, coordinate and oversee a programme of events in Brussels on the EU-US Free Trade Agreement (TTIP). This will require good project skills, organisation, clear communication and methodical planning. You will need to keep a clear, accurate record of information, work carefully with other parts of the UK Perm Rep and relevant third parties to deliver well orchestrated events (potentially with catering) to a large audience and a number of stakeholders. Attention to detail, resilience and good decision making skills will all be essential;
Project coordination: The job holder will work with the EU-US FTA campaign leads in London to deliver a coordinated campaign across the network of British Embassies in Europe. Responsibilities include tracking events, pulling together quarterly reports, and monitoring the level of support for the EU-US FTA (e.g. from polling). In addition, you will help with planning and coordinating events where relevant and supporting teams to develop communication material before, during and after events;
Budgets: The job holder will be responsible for processing and monitoring project expenditure for the elements of the EU-US FTA campaign delivered in London and Brussels, and for several other trade projects being led in London, ensuring spend is accounted for in a timely and accurate manner;
Administration/ wider support: To support the trade team in delivery of the wider trade agenda, potentially attending working groups and technical meetings, reporting back to the London and Brussels audience. Good written skills are essential.
- Fluent written and spoken English;
- Excellent organisational skills and experience in organising events, ability to manage conflicting priorities and deliver effectively with a ‘can do’ attitude when working under pressure;
- Financial and budget experience;
- Strong interpersonal skills. Proven ability to form professional relationships and build trust with a wide range of contacts including at senior and political level;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to present an argument clearly and persuasively, varying your communication style to suit your audience;
- Proven team player as well as ability to work autonomously on own initiative;
- Ability to familiarise yourself with complex issues.
- Key FCO competences: Managing a Quality Service, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace.
- Good IT literacy;
- Proven project management experience;
- Understanding of EU Trade Policy;
- Knowledge of UK Government including Whitehall Departments;
- A good level of French would be an advantage.
How to Apply
All applicants should have the right to live and work in Belgium. The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium does not sponsor work permits. All applicants should submit their CV (in English, up to 2 pages), Covering Letter (in English, no more than 1 page of A4, Arial11) setting out their motivation for the role and how they meet the above criteria. Applications should be sent to jobapplications.BEL@fco.gov.uk and the email subject line must be formatted as follows: BEL380 The closing date for applications is the 2 nd September 2015.
Kindly note that your application will only be considered if:
- Your application has been sent within the time frame requested
- Your application documents are fully in English
- Your applications documents are in .pdf format
Apply at https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-brussels/about/recruitment
Deadline – 2nd September 2015