Europe Research Analyst
About the Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes the United Kingdom's interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. The FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing approximately 12,600 people in over 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.
The role of Europe Research Analyst
We currently have three roles available in Research Analysts and European Directorate: Europe Research Analyst, Principal Research Analyst and Senior Principle Research Analyst. They each offer the exciting opportunity to provide high-quality, expert analysis of European Affairs, which will inform policy-making at the highest levels. As part of each of the roles, you’ll also be responsible for expert training on European affairs across the FCO and Government. You will build and maintain networks both within and outside of Government, to gather the collective expertise of some of the best and brightest minds of our time. There may be the opportunity and requirement for you to travel at times.
We strongly advise that you find out more about each role to establish which one you would be best suited to apply for.
You must be a British Citizen and have been a resident in the UK for two out of the last ten years prior to your application. You will have, or be able to obtain, security clearance vetting to a high level (Developed Vetting). You will have a wide-range of knowledge about European and EU affairs, with either a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline and through published works on the topic. As an expert on Europe, you will be respected by your peers and have experience of working within an academic environment. You will be able to grow a network both inside and outside of the Government, or you may already have an extensive network to build on. With strong communication skills, you will have at least a B2 level in one or more European languages, or be willing to learn.
Interested? To apply please click on the apply button.
Closing date for applications: Midnight on Monday 30th July 2018
Interview date: Week commencing 27th August 2018
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