Political Support Officer (Ref. No.: SVK19.431)

British Embassy

Place of work
British Embassy Bratislava, Panská, Bratislava
Contract type
Start date
23 September 2019

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The main purpose of the role is to support the political team, the Ambassador and Deputy Head of Mission on policies covering the full breadth of the UK’s relationship with Slovakia. You will lead on a discrete policy portfolio, currently climate/environment, education, gender, and culture however the focus can shift depending on changing priorities. You will also provide administrative support to the team including as Personal Assistant to the Deputy Head of Mission (approx. 25% of the role).

You will work with an experienced team who will help you develop expertise in your lead areas and will support you to work independently and proactively.

Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

1400 EUR

Information about the selection process

This is a full-time position of 5 working days, 36,5 hours per week, for a contract period of 1 year with a probation period of three months.

The monthly salary for this position is € 1,400 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 for work permits.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Slovakia are subject to terms and conditions of service according to Slovak Labour Law.

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.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) or Slovak - Proficiency (C2)

The position is suitable for a fresh graduate


Personality requirements and skills

•University graduate;
•Ideally, an understanding of the Slovak government structure and its functions, and an interest in politics and international relations;
•Team oriented approach and a proven ability to work flexibly, collaboratively and under pressure with a range of colleagues and stakeholders;
•Willingness to undertake a variety of tasks, excellent organisational skills, self-motivated and proactive
•Good problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills;
•Good IT skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook;
•Language: Fluency in English and Slovak, including excellent written English and verbal communication skills;


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


Contact person: Mgr. Katarina Fischer
E-mail: send CV
ID: 3734442   Dátum zverejnenia: 7.8.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   1400 EUR