Senior Political Officer, Bratislava (Ref. No.: SVK18.479)

British Embassy

Place of work
British Embassy Bratislava, Panská 16, Bratislava
Contract type
full-time
Start date
30.09.2018
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards
EUR 2 300.- monthly gross, payable 13 times a year

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Senior Political Officer, Bratislava (SVK18.479)
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.
The British Embassy in Bratislava is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is looking for a Senior Political Officer (C4).
The motivated job holder of this new position will provide high quality analysis and policy advice to the Ambassador, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Political on political developments in Slovakia, with a view to further strengthening the UK-Slovakia bilateral relationship.

Main Duties and Responsibilties

• To monitor Slovakia’s domestic politics, particularly parliamentary politics
• To coordinate the Embassy’s domestic political monitoring, working closely with colleagues in political, trade and defence sections to ensure they are aware of emerging developments which impact on their policy areas
• To collaborate effectively with colleagues in our embassies across the central european region and colleagues in the UK on salient political developments
• To develop and maintain a wide range of high-level contacts with key stakeholders in relevant Government institutions, political parties, parliament, think-tanks, and NGOs both in Slovakia and the UK, engaging with them regularly and proactively to ensure you are abreast of emerging developments
• To monitor, report, influence and lobby in support of the bilateral relationship with Slovakia, identifying and pursuing opportunities to further strengthen it
• To work with colleagues across the embassy to develop and manage programmes for inward and outward visits


Essential qualifications, skills and experience
• Strong experience in a similar analytical / Government affairs / lobbying and policy making environment, and ready to step up to a senior role within this environment;
• Excellent analytical abilities: sound judgment and the ability to use evidence to develop accurate and expert advice; the skills and network to work autonomously when necessary, and to scan the political context to identify salient developments
• Excellent networking skills, an ability to develop and maintain contacts in both the public and private sectors; and strong influencing / persuasion skills
• Positive, proactive attitude and ability to work both independently and in team, and to create professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people both internally and externally
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral to a wide range of stakeholders at all levels – including confidence when engaging senior interlocutors and an ability to communicate with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm
• Flexbility, resilience, patience, a strong team-player, and the ability to deal with difficult situations with a level of discretion and responsibility
• Excellent command of both written and oral English and Slovak
• Strong IT skills, particularly Outlook, Word and Excel
Required competencies
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline: 29 August 2018
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Working hours per week: 36.5
Country/Territory: Slovakia
Location (City): Bratislava
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 2300 EUR
Start Date: 30 September 2018

Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time position, for a contract period of 1 year (initially but could be extended by mutual agreement) with a probation period of three months.
The monthly salary for this position is € 2300 gross, payable 13 times a year.
The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearance.
All applicants should have the right to live and work in Slovakia. The British Embassy does not sponsor work permits.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Slovakia are subject to terms and conditions of service according to Slovak Labour Law.


Additional information
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.
We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.
Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
If you want to apply, please follow the link: https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext...

Employee perks, benefits

Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time position, for a contract period of 1 year (initially but could be extended by mutual agreement) with a probation period of three months.
The monthly salary for this position is € 2300 gross, payable 13 times a year.
The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearance.
All applicants should have the right to live and work in Slovakia. The British Embassy does not sponsor work permits.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Slovakia are subject to terms and conditions of service according to Slovak Labour Law.

Information about the selection process

Additional information
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.
We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.
Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
If you want to apply, please follow the link: https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext...

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) and Slovak - Advanced (C1)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Outlook - expert
Microsoft Word - expert
Microsoft Excel - expert

Personality requirements and skills

Essential qualifications, skills and experience
• Strong experience in a similar analytical / Government affairs / lobbying and policy making environment, and ready to step up to a senior role within this environment;
• Excellent analytical abilities: sound judgment and the ability to use evidence to develop accurate and expert advice; the skills and network to work autonomously when necessary, and to scan the political context to identify salient developments
• Excellent networking skills, an ability to develop and maintain contacts in both the public and private sectors; and strong influencing / persuasion skills
• Positive, proactive attitude and ability to work both independently and in team, and to create professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people both internally and externally
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral to a wide range of stakeholders at all levels – including confidence when engaging senior interlocutors and an ability to communicate with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm
• Flexbility, resilience, patience, a strong team-player, and the ability to deal with difficult situations with a level of discretion and responsibility
• Excellent command of both written and oral English and Slovak
• Strong IT skills, particularly Outlook, Word and Excel

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Brief description of the company

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.

The British Embassy in Bratislava is part of a world-wide network of 230 Diplomatic Posts, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas .

Number of employees

25-49 employees

Company address

British Embassy
Panská 16
811 01 Bratislava
ID: 3466907   Dátum zverejnenia: 9.8.2018   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   EUR 2 300.- monthly gross, payable 13 times a year