Events and Visits Manager at the Scottish government - Brussels


Organisation information :

The Scottish Government is committed to working with European partners and the EU institutions to deliver on the strategic objectives of Scotland's Economic Strategy: securing investment, supporting innovation and promoting inclusive growth. The Scottish Government EU Office is now looking for an Events and Visits Manager based Brussels.

Job description:

The Events and Visits Manager will be responsible for organising and delivering a programme of policy and cultural events which aim to raise the profile and reputation of Scotland within the EU and to promote the Scottish Government's EU priorities. The job holder will work with senior managers and policy officers to create and deliver a programme of Ministerial and Scottish Government official visits to Brussels.

Main Duties / Responsibilities:

 1- Creation and delivery of a programme of high-quality policy events for the Scottish Government in Brussels.

2-Creation and delivery of a programme of promotional and cultural events in Brussels, for example around Scotland’s Winter Festivals and Themed Years.

3- Creation and delivery of visit programmes for Ministers, senior officials and other visitors to Brussels.4- Work with the Government’s International Marketing team to develop promotional materials and ensure consistency in promoting Scotland abroad.

5- Responsibility for managing the office’s events budget.

6-Line management responsibility for 2 members of staff.

Job qualifications:

 1- Previous relevant experience in events management, planning and delivery

 2- Demonstrated experience in resource or budget management.

3-Excellent interpersonal, customer handling and communication skills.

 4- Strong planning, prioritisation, organisational and self-management skills.

 5-Proficiency in written and spoken English.

 6- Strong knowledge of French and/or Dutch.

 7- Strong IT skills, including proficiency in MS Office software and experience of social media.

 8- Key Civil Service competencies: Managing a Quality Service; Collaborating and Partnering.

 9-Seeing the Big Picture, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally.

 10- Delivering Value for money.


 1- A solid understanding of Scottish affairs, Scottish culture and the Scottish Government’s EU priorities.

2- Previous line management experience would be an advantage.

 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 papeArial11)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: BEL250 The closing date for applications isthe 18th June 2015. Interviews will be held on Monday 6th July 2015 in Brussels. Kindly note that your application will only beconsidered.