Working for UK Joint Delegation to NATO

The UK Joint Delegation to NATO offers employees a challenging, varied and interesting opportunity to work for a mixed civilian and military organisation.

Our daily work relies on the input of dedicated individuals who engage on many different topics and activities. We seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds who bring their own talents to the role.

Local recruitment

Some staff in our teams have been recruited locally here in Brussels. We value the knowledge and expertise that they bring to our organisation and we are expanding the variety of vital functions they perform within the UK Joint Delegation. Our policy on local staff recruitment is to select the best candidate for the job through a fair, open and valid selection process.Our vacancies are advertised on this webpage, external recruitment websites and our Twitter account.

Current vacancies

A2(L) Office Manager & Assistant Policy Officer A2(L) Office Manager and Assistant Policy Officer (MS Word Document, 80.2KB)

A full-time locally engaged position as an A2(L) Office Manager & Assistant Policy Officer in the UK Joint Delegation to NATO in Brussels has become available.

Any members of the three Missions, including spouses and partners, who wish to be considered for this post, should apply in writing to the Recruitment Officer, Corporate Services Benelux (CSB) (brussels.recruitment@fco.gov.uk). Existing members of locally engaged staff should inform their Head of Section if they respond to this notice.

The jobholder will work in the Politics & Communications Team and with colleagues across the UK Joint Delegation, in London, other overseas posts, and NATO International Civilian and Military Staff to deliver UK communication strategies and communicate the Alliance’s role.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced and challenging policy environment. It would suit a well-organised team worker, keen to combine administrative responsibilities with the opportunity to develop media and international policy skills.

Main role

Roles and responsibilities will include:

• Providing administrative support to the Politics & Communications Team, by monitoring and managing the information flow to ensure policy leads meet their NATO commitments, including keeping track of and circulating the high volume of daily committee agendas and policy documents. • Operating the Delegation’s Twitter account (@UKNATO), drafting and co-ordinating tweets, and acting as deputy web editor and back-up media monitor when required. • Representing the UK at meetings of the South East Europe Group. Seeking input from relevant policy leads, delivering messages as appropriate, note-taking and circulating swift records of the meetings to internal customers. • Acting as policy lead on NATO’s partnership with Moldova. Preparing briefing papers for senior colleagues, producing records of relevant meetings and taking follow-up action as appropriate. • Coordinating UK work on NATO Trust Funds and supporting country leads. • Organising meetings and visit programmes. • Forecasting team budgets and monitoring spend.

Key Competencies:

• Managing a Quality Service • Collaborating & Partnering • Leading & Communicating • Delivering at Pace

Essential skills and experience

• Excellent organisational skills and ability to plan ahead and prioritise • Ability to work without supervision on routine tasks • Ability to respond to changing priorities, and to support colleagues on a range of tasks • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with a range of internal and external customers • Enthusiasm about personal development, with a strong degree of initiative and motivation • Fluent English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong sense of creativity • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop)

Desirable skills and experience

• Understanding of the UK government and NATO, and of defence and security issues • Experience of website management and social media platforms

Additional information for candidates

• The jobholder will occasionally be required to work extended hours during peak periods, in preparation for and during NATO Ministerial meetings and Summits. • Training for digital content management systems (external and internal digital platforms used by the UK Government) will be provided. • This position will be subject to the satisfactory completion of advanced level UK security checks and will be filled on a fixed term contract. • You must be legally entitled to work in Belgium at the point of application.
• Taxable gross monthly salary: €2286.10

Applications with a full CV and cover letter in English should be sent to the Recruitment Officer, Corporate Services Benelux, British Embassy, Avenue d’Auderghem 10 B-1040 Brussels or brussels.recruitment@fco.gov.uk by 5pm on Monday 1 December 2014. If applying by email, you should include your full name in the message title and your email and attachments must not exceed 300kB in size.

We expect to hold interviews before Christmas, with a view to the successful applicant starting work at the start of January 2015, subject to security vetting, references and administrative processes. Please note that, due to the large volume of applications received for our roles, only those applicants called for interview will be contacted. The British Missions in Benelux are an equal opportunities employer. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability. We aim to reflect the diversity of society.