LEIII – Assistant to the SOCA Liaison Officer

The British Embassy in Bucharest is looking to recruit a grade LEIII Assistant to the SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) Liaison Officer. The ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work in an environment where time-critical actions can make great demands upon staff; this means that the post can sometimes be both exciting and challenging. The job requires proven administrative and organisational skills, and the ability to manage confidential matters.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaising with Romanian Law Enforcement institutions and maintaining good relations with the SOCA Liaison Office.
  • Translation of official documents and interpretation duties on behalf of the SOCA Liaison Office.
  • Responsibility for the effective transmission of information between SOCA Liaison Office and Romanian Law enforcement.
  • Attend and manage meetings between the SOCA Liaison Office and Romanian Law enforcement.
  • Management of general office administration, including budgets, equipment and vehicles.
  • The ability to manage work time effectively and the ability to prioritise given tasks.

Skills and requirements for the position:

  • University degree in Politics, English, Law or a related subject
  • Previous experience in relevant field desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Constructive, positive and service-oriented attitude
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Ability to respect the confidentiality of work issues
  • Good organisational skills for document and record management
  • Very good IT skills (including MS Vista, Word, Outlook, Excel, internet)
  • Flexibility to work out of hours and also travel at short notice, including weekends if necessary

Minimum Qualifications and Skills required

Candidates should have excellent communication and organisational skills. All candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English and Romanian. Previous experience of work or study in the UK or in an English-speaking country or environment is advantageous.

This is a full time position of 5 days (35 hours net per week) for an initial contract period of 1 year, which may be extended by mutual agreement. Working hours are flexible and staff are entitled to time-off-in-lieu for agreed extra hours worked. The annual leave entitlement is 21 days per year pro rata and the Embassy also enjoys an average of 14 Romanian/UK public holidays per year. The salary is Euro 833 gross per month. In addition, staff receive meal vouchers. An individual personal development plan will be agreed with the successful candidate, which may include training outside Romania.

The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearances, and satisfactory completion of a probationary period of one month and is expected to commence employment as soon as possible after the selection process is completed. You must have pre-existing work authorisation for Romania in order to apply.

How to apply:

Applications should be made in English by Friday 17 January 2013 by email only to bucharest.recruitment@fco.gov.uk Please use the job application form available on the British Embassy website www.ukinromania.fco.gov.uk, completing all sections and using the ‘Supporting Statement’ box to explain clearly the motivation, skills and experience you could bring to this role. Please also attach a copy of your CV. Interviews will take place in the week beginning 11 February 2013.

Please note that, because of the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact candidates that have been short-listed for interview. If you do not hear from us you should assume that your application has not been successful.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation. All applications are treated on merit.