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Business Policy Officer

Ambasada Brytyjska

Ambasada Brytyjska

Kawalerii 12

Warszawa

Business Policy Officer
(POL21.429)

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 Description (Roles and responsibilities)

Poland is an important partner for the UK. The British Embassy Warsaw works to develop relations between all parts of Poland and all parts of the UK. Our work covers the breadth of the bilateral relationship, including political, commercial, security and economic issues of interest to both the UK and Poland, which we deliver under the framework of a Country Strategy setting out key objectives.

You will need to be flexible, as the role and responsibilities will evolve, in line with the Country Strategy.

The British Embassy Warsaw is committed to being inclusive places to work. We actively champion diversity and UK values, internally and externally. We really value teamworking, flexibility, taking responsibility and creativity. We value everyone’s contribution to making the Embassy a great place to work, where our people get good training and fulfil their potential.  We have a strong Learning and Development culture, organise regular in-house training opportunities, and encourage staff to take on the job opportunities for development. 

The British Embassy in Poland is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a Residence and Events Manager.

The British Residence and Embassy host events throughout the year to promote the UK and deliver cooperation with Poland in areas such as security, prosperity, and people-to-people links. As Residence and Events Manager, you are responsible for the successful delivery of events, for running the Residence, and ensuring that our guests feel welcomed and valued.

You will split your time between the Embassy and Ambassador’s Residence (minimum 2 days per week in each location). You will be a full member of the Embassy team, working closely with colleagues across the Embassy. You will be responsible for ensuring the Residence team are fully plugged in. We are looking for enthusiasm, flexibility, creativity and a strong team player.

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Delivering a regular drumbeat of high quality events at the Residence, the Embassy and other senior staff’s homes that promote the UK, help deliver Embassy objectives and increase our influence and engagement with people from across Polish society;
  • Running the Ambassador’s residence, and leading the Residence team. This will include managing the estate, managing the Residence team, managing the Residence budget, ensuring the Residence and events comply with health and safety and other legal requirements;
  • Working with the Ambassador, their private office and the senior team to ensure the Embassy knows and is known across Polish society, helping them develop and maintain contacts, including by developing and maintaining contact databases;
  • The work will include leading on set-piece events such as the Queen’s Birthday Party (mid-June), annual Christmas party, ministerial receptions and a wide range of dinners, receptions, seminars and conferences;
  • You will be a key member of the British Embassy team and we pride ourselves on being a friendly and inclusive place to work. We encourage you to play a full role in Embassy life, gaining experience of the full range of Embassy work and supporting us to be a fun, rewarding and exciting place to work;
  • The role will include some evening working. On rare occasions it my include weekend working.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Fluency in Polish and English (both oral and written, minimum C1 level*);
  • University graduate or equivalent;
  • Min 3 years' experience in a similar role;
  • Confidence in dealing with senior contacts and colleagues, and in handling customers;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Proven leadership skills with ability to manage, motivate and coordinate the work of a team;
  • Ability to work at pace, independently and as part of a team, and to use initiative;
  • Proven organisational and administrative skills;
  • Good time management skills and ability to deal effectively with multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • Good IT skills (especially Word, Teams, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Experience in an international organisation or foreign mission;
  • Fast thinker and a good decision maker;
  • Flexibility and ability to deliver results under pressure in a challenging, dynamic environment.
Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a full-time position of 5 days (37.5 net per week) for 2 years with the possibility of renewal by mutual agreement. The gross salary is PLN 8,462 per month. The start date is 1 December 2021. Please note that staff members are responsible for paying any income tax required by the local law.

The annual leave entitlement is 20 or 26 days per year pro rata and the British Embassy also enjoys a maximum of 14 Polish / UK public holidays per year.

The successful candidate will be subject to the Polish references check and satisfactory completion of a probationary period of three months. Candidates must have pre-existing right to live and work in Poland for the duration of the job offer in order to apply. The British Embassy does not sponsor work permits. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Warsaw are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to Polish employment law.

Visa / passport requirements

Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Poland 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.

Working patterns

BE Warsaw has a strong commitment to work/life balance. Office hours are 8:30 – 16:30, staff are encouraged to leave on time. Flexi-hours are also possible within the Embassy building’s opening hours (0800-1800). We have mobile technology and most staff in the team work from home one day a week in normal circumstances.

Additional information
 
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on 12 October 2021.

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 Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through the official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

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