The European Union currently has 142 Delegations, eight of which are to international organisations. In all, more than 1200 officials and 4100 other staff are currently serving in these Delegations. The work of a Delegation varies from country to country but, in general, covers political matters, trade, press and information, aid management and the external aspects of internal EU policies. The key areas of activity of the Delegation will relate to political, foreign policy and security matters, trade, internal market (incl. labour related), as well as external aspects of Union policies (research & innovation, education, climate change, energy, fisheries, etc.).
The Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom opened its doors on 1st February 2020 following Brexit and is located in London. It currently consists of some 30 staff members, working across six sections: Head of Delegation Section, Political Section, Press & Information Section, EU Policies Sections I and II and Administration Section.
We offer a post of Secretary as Local Agent in the Press and Information Section. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Secretary. Under the job function, the successful candidate will provide administrative and secretarial support to the Delegation, and more specifically to the Press and Information Section. She/he will assist the section in document management, drafting of correspondence, contacts with suppliers, personnel administration, logistic needs and high level visits. She/he will work under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of Press and Information Section.
We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Place of employment is London, in the premises of the Delegation of the EU to the United Kingdom. Employment condition is on full time basis, with 37.5 weekly working hours in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment. The Group in the salary scale for the position of Secretary is Group 3 with starting basic gross salary of GBP 2,473 per month.
Tasks will include, but are not limited to the following:
Office management and coordination
The following will be considered an asset:
Please send your application and supporting documents to:
The package should include a motivation letter, a detailed CV (using the attached EU CV template) and clearly indicating the name of the position and the vacancy number. Copies of academic certificates and testimonials will be requested at a later stage.
After the deadline for applications, the applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee set up for this purpose. The Selection Committee will prepare a short-list of candidates who are considered to be the most suitable for the post on the basis of a preliminary assessment of the information provided in their application letter and the supporting documents. The short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment phase which may include a written test. Only candidates that have obtained a satisfactory grade in the written test will be invited to an interview – during these two phases, the Selection Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for the post. The employment is conditional, subject to proof that the individual is eligible to work in the UK.
The Delegation will not supply further information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone or e-mail.
The candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted individually; however, the Delegation will use the same means of publication as for this Vacancy Notice, or by sending individual e-mails, to inform the remaining candidates once the recruitment procedure has been completed and that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited.
The deadline for applications has been extended to: 25th October 2020.