Working for British Embassy Tel Aviv

Working at the British Embassy offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to grow professionally while collaborating with a talented group of individuals.

Current job opportunities at the British Embassy

Event Assistant

The British Embassy in Israel is recruiting an Event Assistant.

Main responsibility:

Managing the guest list for a large Embassy event.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Meticulous attention to details
  • Strong IT skills with emphasis on Excel
  • Spoken and written English to a high level
  • Fluent spoken Hebrew
  • Excellent telephone manner

Employment period

Position is for a limited period and required from ASAP until 6th June 2014; twice a week. There’s flexibility as to which days, as long as it’s within Monday to Friday.

Salary: NIS 35 per hour + travel

Parking facilities will not be provided or paid for by the embassy.

Applicants should send a covering letter and CV (both documents in English) to telaviv.jobs@fco.gov.uk. Please write ‘Event Assistant’ in the subject line.

Deadline for applications is 29th April.

Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer

Ad hoc reception cover

The British Embassy in Israel is recruiting an Ad hoc reception cover.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Basic reception duties (e.g. switchboard, post) when the receptionist is on leave

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Fluent English
  • Basic Hebrew - spoken and reading
  • Familiar with basic Office software - Outlook and Word

Salary: NIS 30 per hour + travel

Note: This is ad hoc cover for when our Receptionist is on leave. It is not a permanent position.

Parking facilities will not be provided or paid for by the embassy.

Applicants should send a covering letter and CV (both documents in English) to telaviv.jobs@fco.gov.uk. Please write ‘Ad hoc reception cover’ in the subject line.

Deadline for applications is 29th April.

Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer.

Temporary Personal Assistant to the Ambassador

The British Embassy in Israel is recruiting a Temporary Personal Assistant to the Ambassador (maternity leave cover, 7 months).

This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic and highly-motivated self-starter to take the lead administrative role in a dynamic office. The Personal Assistant to the British Ambassador will ensure the smooth running of the Ambassador’s office and pay close attention to detail in scheduling and diary planning. The job offers an excellent opportunity to develop skills and experience in one of the busiest and most high-profile diplomatic missions in Israel.

  • Gross Pay: NIS 10,954 per month
  • Core office hours: Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 16:00, Friday 08:00 – 13:30 with a requirement to respond flexibly to out of hours work
  • The contract will be for seven months in the first instance, possibly extending to 12 months
  • Parking facilities will not be provided or paid for by the Embassy.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Diary: Line management of Diary Secretary and oversight of diary
  • Entertainment: Arranging, in close consultation with Residence Manager, events for senior invitees at Residence, including securing dates, issuing of invitations and follow-up as appropriate
  • Mail: Receiving and opening incoming mail. Ensuring letters and e-mails forwarded by the Ambassador for action by other staff are dealt with appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Drafting basic letters, memos etc as directed by Ambassador
  • Typing of letters, e-mails, etc
  • Cover for Diary Secretary during absences
  • Finances: Processing Ambassador’s financial claims, ensuring all financial responsibilities are met
  • Travel: Organising Ambassador’s travel including flights, accommodation and official programme
  • Administration of specific projects including the annual Queen’s Birthday Party and Social Clubs for Holocaust Survivors.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous secretarial/office manager experience, preferably working to senior personnel
  • High-level organisational and administrative skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and team working skills
  • Tact, confidence, discretion and politeness in dealing with senior British and Israeli contacts
  • Creativity, flexibility and ability to work well under pressure
  • Bilingual in English and Hebrew – must have perfect written English
  • Excellent IT skills

Applicants should send a covering letter and CV (both documents in English) to telaviv.jobs@fco.gov.uk. Please write ‘PA to Ambassador’ in the subject line.

Applications must be received by 1200 Israel time on 25 April 2014. Interviews will take place in May. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer

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