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Political Officer at the Danish
Embassy in London 

The Political and Economic Department of the Danish Embassy is looking for a new colleague in the position as Political Officer. 

Do you have a passion for international politics and want to be part of a team working to strengthen bilateral ties between Denmark and United Kingdom? Do you thrive in international and inter-cultural environments? And can you represent Danish interests in the UK? Then you might be our new colleague at the Embassy in London.

The Political and Economic Department of the Danish Embassy is looking for a new colleague in the position as Political Officer. The Political and Economic Department is working on representing Danish interests on a broad range of topics defined by current developments in key domestic and foreign policy issues in the UK such as climate change, NATO and global security, human rights, migration and much more. We are working closely with partners in Whitehall, think tanks and research environments in the UK to promote bilateral cooperation and understanding on foreign policy questions. As Political Officer you will be responsible for a number of foreign policy areas in the department.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Analysing and reporting on current foreign policy developments to the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and other relevant governmental actors in Denmark.
  • Outreach and network building in the UK to support Danish government interests and bilateral cooperation.
  • Planning and implementation of Danish high-level visits to the UK.

Profile and qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to manage relations with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong interest in foreign policy and knowledge of British and Danish political issues.
  • Excellent communication skills in Danish and/or English with a flair for structured communication.
  • Consider yourself a doer with the desire to find solutions and results.
  • Motivated by working for the Danish government. An advantage with demonstrated relevant work experience.
  • Hold a relevant master´s degree.
  • Well-versed in MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint etc.)

We offer

We are an Embassy of driven and dedicated people. Our work environment is dynamic with a high team spirit and a large degree of independence in planning daily work. We are motivated by making a difference and strive to represent Danish interests in the UK in the best possible way - and have fun while doing it. We offer an opportunity to develop in an international environment with very diverse tasks where you will rarely get bored, while providing value to Denmark.

Expected start

As soon as possible.

Employment conditions

We offer a 37 hours working week. The employment will be in accordance with the salary scale for locally employed staff at the Embassy. The salary scale is net of average British income taxation (if applicable) but includes the employees own NIC-contribution and with the following specifics: A salary of 2650 £/ month. In addition, depending on the candidate´s qualifications, additional allowances can be added. The salary includes 25 paid days of holiday per year, and the candidate may choose to become part of the Embassy’s pension scheme where the employees and Employer each contribute around 6 percent. The candidate must pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to employment.

Application and recruitment process

Please send your application and CV no later than 1 December 2020 to lonamb@um.dk. Please mark your application “Political Officer (Political and Economic Department). Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in the first half of December. The interview will take place via Skype video link.

Equality

In the Danish Foreign Service we are dedicated to promote equality and diversity. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position regardless of personal background.

About us

The Danish Embassy in London is part of the Danish Foreign Service, representing Danish interests in the UK. The Embassy is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 50 employees. For more information on the Embassy, see www.storbritannien.um.dk