Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
The British Embassy in The Hague is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is looking for an energetic and motivated Project Management Assistant.
We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter, with excellent organisational and analytical skills and a good eye for detail. As Project Management Assistant you will support the delivery of 3 projects over a 7 month period. You be required to fulfil administrative tasks and conduct research into the relevant topics, working directly with the Justice and Home Affairs Policy Officer and the National Crime Agency (NCA). Interest and knowledge of law enforcement and criminal justice is an asset.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage the expenditure budgets of the projects;
- Provide general administrative support to the policy officer and the NCA, including arranging meetings and logistics;
- Assist with stakeholder management;
- Provide specific administrative and logistical support during visits, events and workshops.
- Ensure events and other engagements for the Policy Team and the NCA have the desired impact by compiling guest lists, which reflect the objective of the event, securing the right level of attendance, and ensuring the proposed event is relevant to the project’s objectives.
Project Research and Reporting
- Support the Policy Officer by conducting research within the scope of the projects and helping with the drafting of meeting minutes;
- Assist with progress monitoring of the project and its deliverables and drafting the necessary reporting.
- Fluency in English (both oral and written, minimum C1 level*);
- Previous experience in administrative roles;
- Excellent organisation skills including the ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
- Excellent IT skills, especially Microsoft Office applications.
- Fluency in Dutch (both oral and written);
- Project Management skills;
- Affinity with law enforcement and criminal justice topics;
- Knowledge/ interest in Policy Work.
Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
5 September 2021
Fixed Term, Full-time
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
1 October 2021
The successful candidate will initially be offered a 8 months contract at A2 level. The base salary for this position is € 3,189.12 gross per month, based on a working week of 18 hours. There is the possibility to increase working hours dependent on agreement between both parties.
In addition, an 8% holiday bonus and a monthly working from home allowance are payable. Actual commuter travel expenses up to a limit or a monthly set travel allowance for commuter costs are payable depending on the role and how often office work is needed. The Embassy currently applies a performance based bonus pay model for local staff.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in The Netherlands.
The successful candidate will undergo a professional background check; any job offer is also provisional to a successful security clearance check.
The Embassy encourages a culture of continuous learning. All employees have access to the Civil Service Learning platform which gives access to training to improve job specific skills. Employees are entitled to a minimum number of annual training days.
The British Embassy promotes and demonstrates the key values of Professionalism, Respect and Honesty.
The job description is subject to changes and may evolve over time and in response to changing circumstances. The role exists as part of a team and all staff are expected to be flexible in supporting colleagues, particularly at busy times.
Under the terms of the UK/NL Double Taxation Convention (Article 18 1(b)(ii), UK nationals who move to The Netherlands to take up their new role at the Embassy/Consulate and UKB spouse who start working at the Embassy with no previous record of working in the Netherlands since the arrival of the UKB partner they accompany, will be placed on a tax abated salary if deemed to be eligible for Dutch income tax exemption on their salary. Qualifying staff will have no Dutch income tax levied on their salary and will therefore be paid an abated salary reduced by the applicable tax they would have had to pay if that local liability had existed. A tax abated salary ensures a fair and comparable take home pay. Staff on tax abated salaries cannot claim tax benefits in The Netherlands but they are fully and comprehensively covered for social security and deemed to be resident local staff for all intents and purposes.
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.
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