Consular Policy Officer, Part-time ()

Nivel cariera

Middle (2-5 ani)

Limbi vorbite

engleză, română

Salariu aproximativ brut oferit / luna in euro

718 €

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Job Category

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Consular Roles)

Job Subcategory


Job Description (Roles and Responsibilitie

The British Embassy Bucharest is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are seeking to recruit a temporary, part-time Consular Policy Officer with responsibility for Romania.

You will be a key member of a cross-Embassy team working on the UK’s exit from the European Union. As part of the team, you will support engagement with local authorities in Romania to track and understand the implementation of the UK-EU Citizens’ Rights agreements. You will help ensure that timely and accurate information is available for UK nationals, including website content, and you will support pro-active outreach to UK will develop close collaborative relationships with key UK Government Department representatives and local authorities in Romania to ensure that all relevant policy areas of concern to UK nationals are covered.

You will be based at the British Embassy Bucharest though the position may require some travel within country. Your role will directly cover UK Citizens’ Rights in Romania, and you will be managed by a Regional Consular Policy Adviser (based in Rome).

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Specifically, as an integral part of the Embassy Team, you will:

  • Follow and understand host-country and regional implementation of Citizens’ Rights agreements as part of the UK leaving the EU, and other issues relevant to UK nationals resident or visiting Romania. Working with the Regional Consular Policy Adviser, use this understanding to produce internal analysis and policy advice to post and UK based teams;
  • Support the British Ambassador and other senior Embassy staff in Romania and the Regional Consular Policy Adviser in establishing an effective network at a local authority and, where necessary, central government level, in order to generate understanding, insights and awareness;
  • Use your knowledge and understanding of implementation by host-country to support the delivery of information to UK nationals regarding their rights after the UK’s exit from the EU, including through ensuring local information is available online and providing policy support to communications and engagement campaigns;
  • In collaboration with the Regional Consular Policy Adviser, other Embassy teams, and London colleagues, support the development and delivery of EU exit related messages;
  • Work and co-ordinate closely with other Embassy teams, supporting wider Embassy and British Government objectives, as well as co-ordinate with the Regional Consular Policy Adviser and Consular Regional Operations Managers (CROM);
  • Develop close collaborative relationships with other team members in the Consular Policy Network and wider Foreign & Commonwealth Office colleagues in the UK.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Fluent Romanian (both written and spoken, minimum C1 Level for CEFR framework);
  • Fluent English (both written and spoken, minimum C1 Level for CEFR framework);
  • Previous experience or awareness of British and/or local country public sector policy development;
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team, and build relationships with external stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills: written and oral;
  • Aptitude to analyse and process complex information quickly;
  • Excellent organisational and information management skills;
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to travel within your country.

Desirable qualificatiokills and experience  

  • Knowledge of local governmental structures and decision-making (local and central level);
  • Legal and EU/EFTA knowledge, experience and understanding;
  • Knowledge of British consular strategy outcomes and strategy.

Required competencies

Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally, Demonstrating Resilience

Application deadline

9 December 2018


B3 (L)

Type of Position

Part-Time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal

Working hours per week



Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia



Location (City)


Type of Post

British Embassy

Number of vacancies


Starting monthly salary (RON)


Start Date

1 February 2019

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

This is a part-time, fixed-term contract formonths (21 hours net per week), which may be extended by a mutual agreement. Working hours are flexible and staff are entitled to time-off-in-lieu for agreed extra hours worked.

The annual leave entitlement is 21 days per year pro rata and the Embassy also enjoys a maximum of 14 Romanian / UK public holidays per year.

Monthly salary iRON gross. 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 667.

The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearance, and satisfactory completion of a probationary period ofalendar days.

All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Romania. The British Embassy does not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions service according to Romanian employment law.

Additional information  

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.