Working for British Embassy Tunis

General information

Working at the British Embassy offers unique and rewarding opportunity to grow professionally while collaborating with a talented group of individuals. We often have employment opportunities that may appeal to qualified candidates with experience and an interest in our work.

Civil Services competences and the selection process

Selection is based on the overall suitability of the candidate against the skills, qualifications and competences required in the position, as may be demonstrated by applicants through the application form and the interview. The specific requirements for each position can be found in the job description.

We recommend all applicants understand the Civil Service competences before applying for any role and in preparation for interviews.

Due to the large volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview, which may also consist of a written test relevant to the role. Details will be provided at the time of short-listing. All interviews are conducted in English by a panel, usually made up of three members of staff.

All interviewed candidates will be contacted approximately two weeks after interview to inform them whether or not they have been successful. More detailed feedback can be obtained from our Recruitment Team upon request.

Current work opportunities

If you are interested in a job opportunity at the British Embassy in Tunis or one of the other UK delegations, UKTI offices, other government departments or consulates in Tunisia, please visit the FCO Local Staff vacancies website.

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The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Staff recruited locally are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.

Community Liaison Officer, Grade – B3 (L)

The British Embassy in Tunis currently has a vacancy for a Community Liaison Officer, Grade – B3 (L)..

Main purpose of the job

To be an advocate for and provide support to UK based staff and families on family and community issues, primarily in the areas of information gathering, welfare and communication.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Information gathering for families, spouses/ partners and officers (including those not yet at Post) – primarily on spouse/ partner employment at Post; child and adult education (e.g. by completing the HR School/Nursery Information Sheets); care and training opportunities; single officer and foreign born spouse/ partner issues; recreational facilities; social matters and completion of DSFA Post returns (e.g. Spouse and Partner Annual Employment Report).

  • Welfare at Post – including welcoming officers and their families as well as officers on temporary duty, to ensure as smooth an integration as possible in to the life of the Post community; following up to check that the settling in process is working; being a source of referral and support where questions, problems and difficulties arise; providing Post community induction training.

*Advocate for UK based staff and dependents in addressing issues of importance with Post authorities, including as their representatives on relevant committees and as the chief link between Post and the DSFA in London.

  • Communicating effectively on community and social matters within the Post (to both UK based and local staff). Lead on Embassy internal communications.

  • Resource Management of welcome pack, relevant CLO pages on Post SharePoint, Post Report and Fact Sheet, domestic equipment float and other Post returns e.g. COLA return.

Key competencies required

  • Managing a Quality Service - Effectiveness in this area is about being organised to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements.

  • Collaborating & Partnering - People skilled in this area create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done.

  • Delivering at Pace - Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.

  • Making Effective Decisions - Effectiveness in this area is about being objective; using sound judgment, evidence and knowledge to provide accurate, expert and professional advice.

Essential qualifications, skills, and experience

  • Fluency in English written, spoken and listening skills

  • A track record of strong delivery in customer facing roles

  • A proven ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to work flexibly, including in evenings and weekends

Desirable qualifications, skills, and experience

  • Fluency in French or Arabic

  • Knowledge of Tunisia as a place to live and work

  • Previous experience of living and/or working in an overseas environment

  • Knowledge of medical/welfare issues

Application deadline

7 October 2018

Start date

1 November 2018

Working hours and remuneration

Conditioned working hours are 40 hours gross per week. Standard working hours are from 08:00-16:30 from Monday to Thursday and 08:00-13:00 on Fridays.

The British Embassy in Tunis offers an attractive working environment and remuneration package for this role. Initial salary will be TND 2,992 per month while on probation. Salary after probation is TND 3,702. This is a Full-time, 1 Year Fixed Term position with possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will be subject to a 90-day probationary period.

The appointment will also be subject to satisfactory local and UK security clearances.

Application process

Interested candidates must include the following items along with the completed online application form:

  1. An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English.

  2. Specific examples of when you have demonstrated the key competencies outlined above, where possible please use examples from your project management experience.

Please answer all questions in English in the application form. Applications that do not include these will not be considered.

Closing date for applications is at 23:55 (local time) on 7 October 2018. Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.

Due to the large amount of job applications the Embassy receives, only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

The recruitment process, including security clearance, is expected to take around two months.

The start date mentioned is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.