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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption.
The British Embassy in Bucharest is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is looking to appoint a Head of Ambassador’s Office to work as part of the Political/Chancery/Economic Diplomacy team. The Head of Ambassador’s Office will support the Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission, by scheduling meetings, commissioning briefing, managing correspondence, taking minutes of meetings, including the Embassy Board, and coordinating tasking across Embassy sections.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Demonstrating Resilience
22 November 2020
Type of Position
Fixed Term, Full-time
Working hours per week
Duration of Post
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post
Number of vacancies
Starting monthly salary (RON)
4 January 2021
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time, maternity cover fixed-term contract of 2 years (35 hours net per week). Working hours are flexible and staff are entitled to time-off-in-lieu for agreed extra hours worked.
The annual leave entitlement is 25 days per year pro rata and the Embassy also enjoys a maximum of 14 Romanian / UK public holidays per year.
Monthly salary is RON 7092 gross (salary is not negotiable). In addition, staff are entitled to a 13th month salary pro rata and may receive a performance related bonus at year end. Staff also receive meal vouchers and a monthly subscription to a medical centre. An individual personal development plan will be agreed with the successful candidate, which may include training outside Romania.
For your information whilst the Emergency Ordinanceis in place the job holder will receive a gross monthly compensation bonus of RON 1418 gross.
The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearance, and satisfactory completion of a probationary period of up to 30 calendar days.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions service according to Romanian employment law.
Visa/Passport requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Romania and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. Additional requirements may become necessary after 31st December 2020.
Information due to COVID-19:
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.
FCO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancelation or reschedule costs. The FCO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.
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