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

Protocol and Transport Manager

The British Embassy in Israel is recruiting for a Protocol and Transport Manager.

An excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to play a central role in the administrative support services for the British Embassy. The job holder will be the main point of contact for requests to and from Customs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in addition to, direct responsibility for the team of drivers and the Embassy’s fleet of vehicles, transport logistics and related budgets.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Main point of contact at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Protocol work including processing applications such as visas and ID cards for diplomatic staff
  • Customs related work such as clearance of diplomatic vehicles and liaison with local FCO contract representatives
  • Manage transport logistics including licensing and insurances
  • Accounting for all transport related spend
  • Management responsibility of the Transport team (5 staff).

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent oral and written English and Hebrew
  • Management experience of a team for at least three years
  • Experience working with Government offices - Advantage
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Flexibility and excellent communication skills - presenting a professional image of self, the Embassy and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Conveying information accurately and concisely
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven organisational and administrative skills - following set procedures and guidelines methodically and accurately without supervision. Sharp eye for detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent IT skills – including Outlook, Word, Excel.

Further information:

  • The initial contract will be for 1 year with a 3 month probationary period.
  • Salary will be NIS 9,254 plus social benefits
  • Working hours: Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 16:00, Friday 08:00 – 13:30, with the possibility of some out of hours calls.
  • 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 ‘Protocol / Transport Manager’ and your name in the subject line.

Applications must be received by Sunday 26 April 2015. The selection process will include an in-tray exercise and interview. Only short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Tel Aviv are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Israeli employment law.

Full-time Digital Operations Assistant

The UK Israel Tech Hub at the British Embassy Israel is recruiting a full-time Digital Operations Assistant

This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic and highly-motivated self-starter to take the lead support role within the digital team of the UK Israel Tech Hub, as well as administrative and public-facing duties in the department. This position is an ideal platform to develop skills and experience in a dynamic team focused on top priority of the Embassy – using public diplomacy to position the UK as a partner of choice for Israel in technology. For more information on the Hub please visit www.ukisraelhub.com.

The digital team is comprised of two sector specialists each leading on strategic synergies between the UK and Israel, in Creative Industries and in the Retail, Financial and Cyber sectors. The team works with British and Israeli companies seeking technology partnerships which allow Israeli innovation to go global and British companies to gain a competitive edge.

  • The salary will be NIS 9,254 plus social benefits
  • Office hours: Monday to Thursday 08:00-16:00; Friday 08:00-13:30 (some flexibility required including occasional evening events)
  • Parking facilities will not be provided or paid for by the Embassy
  • The initial contract will be for 1 year with a 3 to 6 month probation period.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Digital team’s projects – assume a key supporting role on planning projects and events such as business delegations, conferences and receptions
  • Liaise with suppliers to negotiate venue hire, hotel bookings, tech support, produce materials, etc.
  • Represent the Hub publicly in response to inquiries by web and in person at events
  • Provide logistical and administrative support for the Digital team’s on-going activities.
  • Maintain a network/database of relevant contacts, CRM and file-sharing systems
  • Draft letters and memos and provide analysis and briefing materials as requested.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • A strong interest in Israeli innovation (ecommerce, Fintech, Adtech, New Media etc.). Prior knowledge of the Israeli tech ecosystem, including start-ups, investment community, accelerator/incubator programmes, industry experts and emerging trends – strong plus
  • Knowledge of the UK market, companies and tech ecosystem- a plus.
  • Proven high level organisational and administrative skills, including working with senior personnel
  • Experience planning and organising events
  • A self-starter attitude; initiative and creativity, “out of the box” thinking approach
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills
  • Fluent English and Hebrew (written and spoken); proficiency in Arabic – a plus
  • Strong IT skills including Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Relevant academic background – a plus
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks, in a “start-up environment”.

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter (both in English) to telaviv.jobs@fco.gov.uk; please write ‘Digital Associate’ in the subject line.

Applications must be received by April 20, 2015:

Interviews will be held shortly thereafter, with a view to the successful candidate starting work in early May 2015. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Tel Aviv are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Israeli employment law.

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