EU Counter-Terrorism & Security Desk Officer

United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 25

Position description

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.

Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Political

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

The UK Permanent Representation to the EU (UKREP) works within the EU and its member states to maximise British influence on issues such as trade, the single market and economic growth and is now looking for a highly motivated EU Counter-Terrorism & Security Desk Officer for the UK’s Permanent Representation.

The job holder will support the successful delivery of UK objectives on counter-terrorism and security, including in EU working groups and in particular by:

  • Seeking to ensure EU activity on CT and security issues (including legislative and non-legislative files) is effective and coherent, and reflects UK priorities on those issues;
  • Influencing EU and Member State actions across CT policy areas and contributing to development of the future UK-EU security relationship in particular on CT issues;
  • Supporting the UK’s Counter-Terrorism and Extremism Network (CTEN) on delivery of HMG’s Europe strategy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support for the UK on Terrorism Working Party (TWP), Committee on Terrorism (External Aspects) (COTER) and Friends of Presidency group on Hybrid Threats;
  • Leadership of Terrorist and Criminal Finance portfolios; and Soft Targets Resilience work;
  • Engagement and liaison including within HMG and in particular with CTEN, as well as with future Presidencies, the new European Parliament CT Committee, institutional CT interlocutors and civil society on CT issues;
  • Support on CT-serious and organised crime nexus, including horizontal EU drug policy discussions and specific legislative files.

Essential qualifications and experience

  • University Degree;
  • Experience of working in the EU environment;
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written);
  • French language;
  • Ability to work effectively within a team;
  • Strong IT Skills, in particular Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Willingness and ability to develop new systems & working practices;
  • Proven ability to prioritise and deliver results, meet competing deadlines and work efficiently to tight timescales;
  • Highly organised & have a keen attention to detail.

Desirable qualifications and experience

  • Knowledge of EU Justice and Home Affairs issues, in particular counter-terrorism/security.

Required competencies

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace.

Application deadline: 10 September 2017
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Country/Territory: Belgium
Location (City): UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, Brussels
Type of Post: Political Office
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 3,681.33
Start Date: 1 November 2017

Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a permanent full-time contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week.

The monthly gross salary for this position is € 3,681.33 B3 (L) level (The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium salaries are not subject to annual indexation).

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.

The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.

Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment 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.

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.

Application instructions

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