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Programme and Campaigns Officer (Prt21.200) (M/F)

Bristish Embassy

09.06.2021 | Lisbon | Referência: 2023456


Descrição da Empresa

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Job Category
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory
Communications, Press and Media

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption.

The British Embassy in Lisbon is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a Programme and Campaigns Officer.

The jobholder will play a key part in promoting UK interests in Portugal, enhancing our reputation and strengthening links between the two countries. The jobholder will work closely with the Head of Communications, and teams across the Embassy to develop and implement long-term policy, prosperity and soft power campaigns and one-off, major events in support of UK Government and Embassy priorities, such as the Web Summit and COP26.

The Programme and Campaigns Officer will also support the Political and Prosperity teams in developing our in-house programme expertise, accessing a variety of funding streams and ensuring maximum value for money is achieved.?

This is a stretching, varied role delivering a wide range of crucial outward-facing programmes and campaigns. The jobholder will plan, implement and evaluate high impact policy, prosperity and soft power campaigns, including in support of the GREAT campaign and the UK’s presence at the annual Web Summit. Liaising closely with e.g. Political, Economics and Prosperity and, Trade and Investment teams, they will manage a broad portfolio of programmes, ensuring that all activities are fully compliant with FCO guidance and deliver impact and value for money. They will also contribute to the wider success of the Embassy communications team, supporting event delivery and managing a network of agencies and suppliers who design and produce branding and related materials.

Main responsibilities will include:

Campaign planning, delivery and evaluation (50%): soft power projection through the GREAT campaign, Web Summit and COP26; ‘Force for Good’ campaign work on UK policy priorities such as human rights, media freedom and international development;
Programme and project management (40%): cross-Embassy coordination point and source of expertise on all programme activity. Provide the secretariat function for governance structures and supporting the Senior Responsible Officer for programme activity (Deputy Head of Mission). Train and mentor colleagues on best Project Management practice;
Communications support (10%): working flexibly with the Head of Communications and Digital Media Officer to deliver wider team objectives, including: developing relationships with external delivery partners and multipliers; delivering events; covering for absences within the team when required; and membership of the Embassy’s crisis communications response team.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

Full professional proficiency in English and Portuguese (written and spoken, minimum of C1 level for CEFR framework*);
Minimum 2 years' experience of developing and implementing successful campaigns that have grown awareness and engagement amongst target audiences (includes experience on cost control and budget planning);
Demonstrated knowledge of marketing communications, event marketing and project management;
Good MS Office skills;
Good communication skills and attention to detail
Excellent time management and ability to perform to deadlines;
Proactivity and dynamism, self-initiative and facility to work well in a team;
Flexibility and personal resilience ;
Capable of multitasking.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Knowledge of social media and digital;
BA in Business, Majors in Marketing or Communications.

Required competencies:

Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally

Application deadline:
20 June 2021

B3 (L)

Full-time, Permanent

Working hours per week

Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia


Location (City)

Type of Post
British Embassy

Number of vacancies

Starting yearly salary (EUR)

Start Date
16 August 2021

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

The British Embassy in Lisbon has an active Learning & Development Committee which seeks to ensure that all staff have the tools they need to do their job effectively. There are plenty of opportunities to undertake formal training courses, work shadowing and other, more informal activities to support professional development. There is also a supportive global network for climate and energy attachés, which provides specialist learning on a regular basis.

This is a full-time permanent contract (35 hours net per week) subject to a 180 day probation period.

The British Embassy in Lisbon aims to offer an attractive working environment and remuneration package for this role of €27,861.82 gross annual salary paid in fourteen instalments; plus a monthly meal allowance of €134.00. This salary is payable if the successful candidate is subject to individual income tax (IRS) in Portugal on the employment income in question. If the successful candidate is not subject to individual income tax (IRS) on their employment income in Portugal, and/or is not taxable elsewhere on such income, he / she will receive the above salary minus a reference amount approximate to the level of Portuguese tax that would be applicable if the income were subject to tax locally. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.

All staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Portugal are subject to local Portuguese employment law as well as internal regulations in force at any given time.

The successful candidate will be subject to a professional background and security clearance and must have pre-existing work authorisation for Portugal in order to apply.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Portugal. The British Embassy does not sponsor work permits.

The Embassy will not consider applications from existing staff who have not successfully completed their probation period or, in the case of staff on temporary contract who have not yet completed two thirds of their contract.

Visa / Passport requirements:

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

Additional information:
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 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 note Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment indicates Level C1 as Mastery or proficiency Level which comprehends that a person can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your languages skills are going to be assessed.

Additional Information (due to Covid-19):

You may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption;
Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action;
Starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and it will be agreed with the selected candidate.


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