The British Embassy in Riga is recruiting!

The British Embassy in Riga is looking to recruit a Head of Domestic Political Affairs!

The British Embassy in Riga is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a Head of Political (Internal).

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

The jobholder will be a senior member of the Embassy’s Political Team and will lead on the following issues: domestic politics, economic analysis and reporting, and any related issues. The jobholder will build and maintain a network of contacts, and will advise Embassy’s senior leadership and teams on engagement with local politicians, academia, NGO’s, business representatives and journalists. The jobholder will draft and implement engagement strategies; lead on follow up to the UK-Latvia Joint Declaration; lead and coordinate relevant visits; and work closely with other officers and teams within the embassy to ensure coverage of cross-cutting issues. The jobholder will work with colleagues in Political team to share oversight of Post’s Communication and Public diplomacy work and advise on the Embassy’s public engagement. Oversight of Embassy’s Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) work including Citizens Rights, health, social care, and other related issues. Line management responsibility of the Political Officer (JHA).

Required behaviours: Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing
Application deadline 15 January 2023
Grade Higher Executive Officer (HEO)
Type of Position Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week 37.5
Start Date 13 February 2023

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