Rights and Justice Policy Officer (UK Mission to the EU)

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UK Mission to the European Union


Position description

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 identity, 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.

Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Political, Policy

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

An overview:

Our daily work relies on the input of dedicated individuals who engage in many different topics and activities. We seek to employ a diverse range of candidates who bring their own talents and perspectives to the role. We have a strong corporate agenda that ensures we create a positive and inclusive working environment where everyone is valued for their contribution.

The UK Mission to the European Union (UKMIS) which is a part of a world-wide network of nearly 270 Diplomatic Posts, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas is now looking for a Rights and Justice Policy Officer.

The successful candidate will lead the work of the UK Mission to the EU on a range of high profile rights and justice policy issues including in relation to citizens’ rights derived from the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, data protection, and civil justice cooperation. The role sits within the wider UKMIS Justice Team, responsible also for criminal justice cooperation.

The role encompasses:

The role holder will be expected to monitor, analyse and advise in relation to UK-EU relations in respect of the rights afforded to UK and EU nationals respectively in the Withdrawal Agreement (‘citizens rights’), data protection and justice policy, with a focus on civil judicial cooperation/private international law. They may also be expected to support wider priorities of the JHA (Justice and Home Affairs) team as required.

The successful candidate will be prepared to build networks quickly, investing in relationships with UK Government colleagues and external partners, including the wider community in Brussels. They will also be enthusiastic to develop subject matter expertise in the areas within their portfolio.

This role will provide the opportunity to work on high-profile issues, with a great deal of political interest, and gain exposure to senior level UK Government colleagues at the UK Mission and in London. The ideal candidate would be someone who is a good communicator, able to deliver at pace and is able to deliver effectively by prioritising workload and juggling competing demands during busy periods. They will need to be flexible about the exact nature of the work, and so will need to be able to adapt to changing priorities and developments.

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English (C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages);
  • A self-starter, demonstrating a flexible, pro-active attitude;
  • A strong team player with good people skills, strong ability to network and interact;
  • Ability to prioritise, effectively manage and execute multiple and competing tasks within the agreed deadlines;
  • Strong drafting skills;
  • Full proficiency in MS Office applications.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

Good to have:

  • Experience working on justice, data protection and/or human rights;
  • Experience of, or familiarity with, the EU and its institutions;
  • Experience of working with UK Government departments;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French(C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Required behaviours

Communicating and Influencing, Delivering at Pace, Seeing the Big Picture, Working Together.

Application deadline: 30 May 2024
Grade: Higher Executive Officer (HEO)
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Salary Currency: EUR
Salary: 6,795.71 monthly gross
Start Date: 1 August 2024

Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a permanent full-time contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week.

The monthly gross salary for this position is € 6,795.71 (HEO) level. In addition, we offer an extensive salary package, which includes a 13th month, luncheon vouchers, pension scheme, optional hospitalisation insurance (subject to monthly employee contribution), reimbursement of public transport and a lot more. We offer more days of annual leave than the Belgian requirements.

Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.

Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.

The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.

Passport: officers are expected to be in possession of a passport due to the possibility that they may be asked to undertake business travel.

Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Belgium and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.

Application instructions

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