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Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: UKDEL (UK Delegation to NATO)
The United Kingdom’s Joint Delegation to NATO (UKDEL) is the vital link between the UK Government and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Its principal roles are to promote British interests in NATO and to keep UK Ministers and Government Departments informed about NATO discussions. It is now looking for a Social Secretary and Residence Manager to the British Ambassador to NATO working within the British Diplomatic Residence and the UK Delegation to NATO.
As Residence Manager and Social Secretary, you will run the day-to-day operation of the Residence of the British Ambassador to NATO to a high standard and ensuring it is well kept at all times. Lead on ensuring smooth delivery of all arrangements, including set up and catering for official events. You will be a confident and calm colleague who can work independently (or in a small team when required) in, at times, a high profile, fast paced environment. Flexible even under pressure and discreet at all times.
Carry out any other ad-hoc duties in accordance with the needs of the operation. Support Private Office in the delegation including deputising for colleagues and support to Communications team when required
Application deadline: 6 August 2021
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Working hours per week: 36.25
Duration of Post: 9 months
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Start Date: 6 September 2021
This is a full-time and fixed-term contract of 9 months for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week. The monthly gross salary for this position is € 3486.19, A2(L) 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.
Please be advised 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.
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