Who are we?
The British Embassy Berne is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are seeking an independent, dynamic and detail oriented International Liaison Support Assistant to join UK National Crime Agency (NCA).
Why should you apply?
Would you like to work in a fast-moving and exciting environment? Skills can be learned along the way, but the right attitude is what we are looking for. We offer an engaging and challenging work environment, dealing with a range of international operational enquires across a wide range of threats. This leads to the arrests of criminals and the safeguarding of vulnerable victims, helping to protect the public from serious and organised crime.
Main purpose of job:
Our successful candidate will provide assistance and administrative support to the National Crime Agency’s International Liaison Officer in Berne who works with a range of Swiss Law Enforcement Partners on serious and organised crime matters affecting the UK. This includes a wide range of crime threats such as organised immigration crime, drugs trafficking, firearms trafficking, money laundering, fraud, cybercrime, bribery and corruption, modern slavery and human trafficking, and child sexual abuse.
International Liaison Support Assistant will be responsible for carrying out a range of administrative duties and other tasks to deliver Swiss-specific and organisational objectives.
Roles and responsibilities:
- Provision of written and spoken translation for the International Liaison Officer.
- Communicating with Swiss Law Enforcement agencies on behalf of the NCA.
- Draft reports in English for dissemination to UK and Swiss Law Enforcement partners.
- Conduct ad-hoc open-source research and analysis, present findings in a logical and concise manner.
- Organise logistics and compile programmes for incoming/outgoing visits and events.
- Attend a range of events, meetings and conferences in support of the International Liaison Officer to strengthen the UK-Swiss bilateral relationship.
- Liaise with partners across the Embassy to support joint working initiatives.
Our Ideal Candidate shows:
- Full professional proficiency in English and German (written and spoken, minimum of C1 level for CEFR framework* or equivalent);
- Minimum of 1 years of experience in report drafting, and administrative support;
- Experience of undertaking research, utilising a variety of sources;
- Some experience in event organisation (higher volume meetings, social events, conferences etc);
- Strong organisational and time management skills – ability to manage competing priorities;
- Ability to build, maintain and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
- Excellent IT skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel;
- Ability to work independently and use initiative to solve problems;
- Meet the requirements to obtain UK (SC) Security Clearance;
- High level of discretion and integrity.
Nice to have:
- Knowledge of UK/Swiss Law Enforcement;
- Previous experience of working in an international environment.
This is a part-time and permanent contract of 20 hours per week. Working hours are flexible, home working hours are always at Line Manager discretion.
Gross monthly salary is CHF 3,754.5. In addition, staff are entitled to a 13th month salary pro rata. The annual leave entitlement is 25 days per year pro rata and the Embassy also enjoys a maximum of 14 Swiss/ UK public holidays per year.
FCDO is committed to continual learning and development. The Embassy will provide funding in line with L&D requirements and a variety of learning and development is provided throughout the year both directly at post and virtually through the FCDO International Academy. There will be opportunities to attend training, lectures etc. on the job.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions service according to Swiss employment law.
The successful candidate will be subject to professional background and security clearance. The successful candidate must have pre-existing work authorisation for Switzerland in order to apply. All applicants should have the right to live and work in Switzerland.
Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Switzerland 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.
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.
The British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.
*Please note for more information regarding the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.