Corporate Services Benelux (CSB) is part of the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium and is responsible for providing a range of support services. This interesting position is based in Brussels and is an opportunity to work at the heart of the Corporate Services Benelux team, leading on Protocol for the FCO’s Missions in Belgium. As the expert in Belgian Protocol rules and procedures for our organisation, the Protocol Officer will provide advice and support within the UK Missions, as well as play an integral part of the team in supporting UK-based officers at Post. The ideal candidate will be organised, and flexible with excellent communication skills, fluent in English and French (both spoken and written). Knowledge of Dutch is desirable.
Managing and administering Protocol matters for the British Diplomatic Missions in Brussels. This involves managing Protocol workon behalf of the Missions, in areas such as: Application for diplomatic id cards , Application for CD plates and car registrations Application for diplomatic passports , Privileges and Immunities, duty-free and VAT exemption, customs clearance for UK-based officers’ private purchases; Other general support tasks as required including for the British Embassy in Luxembourg.
Excellent organisation, administrative and prioritisation skills; Ability to take responsibility and show initiative; Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to administer complex technical processes, as well as understand their significance and impact at a higher level; High level of customer service skills; Excellent writing skills. Ability to write engagingly and to communicate convincingly with different audiences; Self-driven and able to work both autonomously and in collaboration with others; Good IT skills; luent English; excellent working knowledge of French. Dutch desirable. Key FCO Competencies: Making Effective decisions, Building Capability for All, Managing a Quality Service, Collaborating and Partnering.
How to Apply
All applicants should have the right to live and work in Belgium. The British Embassy does not sponsor work permits. All applicants should submit their CV (in English, up to 3 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: BEL331 The closing date for applications is 24th of July 2015