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기관 주한영국대사관(서울) 
프로그램 주한영국대사관(서울) Trade Policy Protocol Officer, AO (무역정책) 채용(~4.2) 
마감날짜 2023-04-02 
채용/마감 알림 마감 


View Vacancy - ROK - Trade Policy Protocol Officer, AO

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Public Diplomacy, Trade Policy

Main purpose of job:

The British Embassy Seoul is a large diplomatic mission of approximately 100 staff delivering a dynamic and rapidly expanding programme of activity in support of the UK’s objectives.  This is an exciting opportunity to be a core part of our Trade Diplomacy team and work in a historic site in the heart of the city. 

The successful candidate will be part of the Trade Diplomacy Team covering Trade Policy (including Digital Trade) in support of Embassy objectives under the Country Business plan. The officer will work closely with teams across the Embassy, as well as with teams based in the UK. The successful candidate will also engage regularly with external stakeholders.

Roles and responsibilities:

Trade Policy / Free Trade Agreement

  • Conduct desk research to gather trade policy information and data from available sources as required, primarily focusing on trade in services and digital trade, in support of UK priorities for the re-negotiation of the UK-Korea Free Trade Agreement
  • Monitor media, government, and academic resources to contribute to reporting to HQ
  • Manage events and the hosting of external stakeholders including businesses and political contacts, in support of our Trade Diplomacy and FTA objectives

Protocol and Logistics

  • Provide logistical and protocol support and guidance to delegations visiting in Korea, and where necessary, support Korean delegations visiting the UK.
  • Support arrangement of bilateral meetings from ministerial level to working level.

Budget Management and Administrative Support

  • Support the Trade Diplomacy team’s budget holder with management of finances, including tracking expenditure and processing payments. Work closely with the corporate service team and the Trade Diplomacy Counsellor, ensuring team members are well-informed of available budget and expenditure
  • Help deliver British government funded projects related to Trade Diplomacy, Digital, Market Access and FTA priorities
  • Support Trade Diplomacy and Digital Counsellors with ad hoc team related administrative tasks
  • Help Senior Officers with logistical arrangements for events and meetings
  • Support the team by raising purchase orders and handling payment processes for events/meetings/project funds including HERA (HR platform) process.
  • Provide ad hoc support to all parts of the team, including across Trade Policy, Market Access and Digital Trade
  • Experience in international relations and/or trade work
  • Fluent in English and Korean
  • Strong IT literacy
  • Experience in similar, administration roles
  • Experience of desk research on Korean legislation and process
  • Event and project management skills
  • Budget Management experience
Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
2 April 2023
Administrative Officer (AO)
Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Asia Pacific
South Korea
British Embassy
22 May 2023

The position is being advertised on a 12-month fixed term contract with possible extension.

Learning & Development Opportunities:

The British Embassy Seoul encourages all staff to develop their capabilities, through both formal training (courses) and informal (job-shadowing, coaching, on-the-job training etc). The majority of our formal L&D opportunities are drawn from FCDO resources. All staff are encouraged to share their skills and experience with colleagues, through informal training (‘lunch & learn’) or coaching/mentoring.

Working Patterns:

Normal working hours are Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:15 (17:00 on Fridays). The British Embassy encourages flexible working and various flexible working arrangements are possible with line manager agreement, including working from home. Specific flexible working options can be discussed, but ideally successful candidate should be able to work from the office at least 3-4 days per week.

No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks. All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit. Any costs related to obtaining or renewing permits and visas are the responsibility of the successful applicant. Staff who are recruited by the British Embassy are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law. 

Kindly note that your application must be submitted before 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

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.  Applicants called for an interview will be assessed on the core behaviours listed above.

Note : All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the online application form completely including the employment and educational details, experience, professional skills and behaviour-based questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the applications and incomplete form in any respect may not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.

For inclusivity and diversity, please remove the following personal information when uploading your CV: name, address, email address, age, date of birth, gender, and nationality.

Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’.  If during the reserve period of 6 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate.

The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.

British Embassy Seoul is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we encourage enquiries and applications from under-represented groups. If you would like to speak to someone at the Embassy who is not directly involved in the recruitment process about diversity and inclusion, please enquire to Sherine Lontoc (Regional Recruitment Manager) <>.   

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