Date Added: 2 December 2019
: 18 December 2019
Job Title: Civil Society Affairs Officer
Working For: Embassy of Israel
Salary: £30,000 per annum
The Embassy of Israel’s Civil Society Affairs Department is seeking a talented policy and public affairs professional to help them build relationships between civil society organisations in the UK and Israel. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for someone with tangible experience of working with local government, trade unions and/or third sector organisations to make a positive and lasting contribution to the Israel-UK partnership.
About the role:
Assisting our head of Civil Society Affairs, you will help identify new partners in civil society, plan events, and support delegations to and from Israel. You will provide insight on developments affecting local authorities, trade unions and third sector organisations, which may entail monitoring regional and social media, devising strategies to enhance Israel-UK relations in your portfolio area, and authoring English-language correspondence. Working against time constraints, you will also help coordinate the department’s work programme, scheduling meetings, managing contact databases, and assisting with other administrative work.
You will have tangible policy and public affairs experience, with in-depth knowledge of the workings of either local government, trade unions and/or third sector organisations. With excellent English language written and verbal communication skills, you will be comfortable both producing time-sensitive analysis and reports, and representing the Embassy at external events. You will also be a quick learner, able to develop into a go-to voice of authority on your portfolio area. It is likely that you will have a relevant degree (such as law, politics, or public policy). Though you will not need to speak Hebrew, you must be comfortable working across cultures.
Salary and conditions:
- Job type: Full-time, permanent
- Holiday entitlement: 22 days’ annual leave & extended holiday allowances
- Citizenship: Eligibility to live and work full time in the UK (visas must be valid for at least 2 years)
Closing Date: 18 December 2019
Interviews and start date to commence as soon as possible.
Please note that we may look to appoint before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.
Candidates should send a CV of no more than two pages together with a one-page cover letter to HR@london.mfa.gov.il
Prospective applicants are also welcome to direct any questions to this email address.