Foreign & Commonwealth Office 15 reviews – Dublin
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The British Embassy in Dublin is part of a world-wide network, representing UK political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a EU Policy Advisor. A fascinating job has opened up at the British Embassy for a EU Policy Advisor to provide advice on EU matters including of course Brexit. Where does Ireland stand in the debate on the future of Europe? What does Ireland want from a future UK-EU security partnership? If these are the kinds of issues that interest you, and areas in which you can bring prior knowledge, insights and contacts, then we would welcome an application from you.
The UK is leaving the European Union, but maintaining a close economic and security relationship with the EU is vital to both UK and EU interests. Getting this right is even more important to Ireland than any other EU member state, and is critical to the UK-Irish bilateral relationship too.This role will play an important part in the UK’s efforts to achieve this. Policy makers in No. 10 Downing Street, the Department for Exiting the EU and relevant Departments require regular insights and analysis on Irish positions and you will work with senior colleagues to provide much of the Embassy’s reporting. You will also help drive outreach and help officials in the UK build their relationships with Irish counterparts and stakeholders in business, think tanks and civil society.
The Embassy hosts a regular flow of high profile visitors from members of the Royal Family to Ministers and Parliamentary Committees. Like most of the Embassy team you will take responsibility for elements of these visits and in some cases act as the Senior Responsible Officer for the visit.
We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills; you will be required to brief senior colleagues, provide policy analysis, draft a range of written materials including reports and be able to effectively communicate the UK’s position to external contacts. You will be used to working in a fast-paced environment, and will be able to work to deadlines. You will either already have an established network of contacts within Ireland across government, academia and civil society, or will be able to develop them quickly.
The successful candidate will join the Embassy’s Chancery team, working closely with the Ambassador, the Deputy Head of Mission and the First Secretaries working on EU Exit and Security. You will develop a close working relationship with a number of officials in London including with colleagues in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Department for Exiting the European Union and the Home Office. The Embassy is a vibrant place to work, with a commitment to work-life balance and a range of excellent learning and development opportunities.
In detail, the position holder will have the following main duties and responsibilities:
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline Application deadline – day Application deadline – month Application deadline – year
8 July 2018
Type of Position
Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Working hours per week
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post
Number of vacancies
Starting monthly salary (EUR)
Start Date Start Date – day Start Date – month Start Date – year
15 October 2018
End Date End Date – day End Date – month End Date – year
14 October 2020
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time position, initially on a two year fixed-term contract, 41 hours gross per week, with the possibility of renewal beyond this term.
There will be a requirement to undertake some travel in Ireland and in the UK. The successful candidate will also be required, on occasion, to work outside normal office hours.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Ireland are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Irish employment law.
Other benefits of this job offer:
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.
Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.