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Political, Press and Public Affairs Assistant (Ref. NOR547)

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Political, Press and Public Affairs Assistant (Ref. NOR547) 

Introduction The British Embassy in Oslo is part of the United Kingdom's world-wide diplomatic network, and represents British political, economic and consular interests in Norway. The Embassy is looking for a Political, Press and Public Affairs Assistant to join the Political team. The main purpose of the role is to support the delivery of UK Government's political and public diplomacy objectives in Norway
. This full-time position will support the Head of the Political, Press and Public Affairs section, working on a range of policy areas and public diplomacy activities. This is both an internal-facing role (involving research and briefing) and external - facing role (including press liaison, dealing with public inquiries and managing the embassy's social media channels). Main Duties / Responsibilities Political support

  • Produce research and analysis in response to adhoc briefing requests and current UK/Norway policy priorities;
  • Through a combination of desk research and development of external contact network, maintain oversight of Norway's international development/humanitarian agenda, producing briefings and updates that help to identify areas of synergy with UK priorities;
  • Act as the main embassy contact point on the UK/ Norway Sellafield dialogue - spotting risks and opportunities to ensure close bilateral working;
Press and Public diplomacy

  • Working with colleagues across the embassy, implement and update the embassy's public diplomacy strategy;
  • Maximize the potential of the embassy's twitter, facebook and website to support delivery of the embassy's objectives;
  • Respond to queries from members of the public and act as the main point of contact for press enquiries. Handle incoming correspondence received through the public website/email and post, ensuring that relevant sections are involved, and drafting appropriate replies in English or Norwegian.
Required Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in political or public diplomacy related area;
  • Professional experience in a policy research or public affairs role;
  • Knowledge of and interest in Norwegian politics;Excellent research skills and ability to synthesize complex information into concise reports;
  • Professionally fluent Norwegian and English language skills, both verbal and written;
  • Competence in the following areas:
o Engaging Internationally o Making Effective Decisions o Leading and Communicating o Collaborating and Partnering o Delivering at Pace o Seeing the Big Picture

  • Organised and structured approach to work;
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work and comfortable with changing priorities.
Terms and Conditions This is a full-time permanent contract for 5 working days (35 hours net) per week. The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check, security clearance and 6 months' probation period. The successful candidate will be required to undergo specialist training in British government financial procedures. Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy Oslo are subject to terms and conditions of service in accordance with Norwegian employment law. Applications All applicants must have the right to live and work in Norway. The Embassy does not sponsor work permits. All applicants should submit their CV (in English, up to 3 pages) and Covering Letter (in English, no more than 1 page of A4, Arial11) setting out their motivation for the role and how they meet the above criteria. Applications should be sent to and the email subject line must be formatted as follows: NOR547. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2016. Kindly note that your application will only be considered if: 1 Your application has been sent within the time frame requested. 2 Your application documents are fully in English. 3 Your applications documents are in .pdf format. 

Please note that, because of the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact candidates selected for interview. If you do not hear from us you should assume that your application has not been successful. Please be advised that the 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 job. British Diplomatic Missions are equal opportunities employers, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
Political, Press, Publicaffairs
FINN-kode: 69054960
Sist endret: 31. des 2015 12:11

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