- Salary: Undisclosed
- Work Type: Permanent / Full Time
- Min. Education Level: Degree
- Field of Study: Not Applicable
- Skills: Interpersonal / Representational / Communication skills, Microsoft Office, Staff Management
The British High Commission in Singapore is part of a world-wide network of 230 UK overseas missions, representing British security, prosperity and consular interests abroad. We are currently looking to recruit a Climate Change & Energy Officer to join our friendly and high performing team.
What’s in it for you?
You will join a high performing and friendly High Commission team, focused on delivering UK prosperity objectives, and working in areas of central importance to that agenda. The post will allow you to use your skills to deliver UK strategic objectives on climate change and energy, in partnership with Singapore. You will have the opportunity to develop and work with a network of contacts in Singapore, including government, business, energy companies, civil society, academia and international organisations. You will also gain a valuable understanding of the UK, the world’s sixth largest economy, and establish a network of key climate and energy interlocutors in Whitehall and outside. The post will allow you to enhance your existing skills and competencies, and develop new ones through access to FCO training and development opportunities. There will be some opportunities to travel, principally to the UK and within ASEAN.
The successful candidate will work with the Head of FCO’s South East Asia Climate Change & Energy Network to:
- Provide accurate, timely and concise reporting on climate change and energy policy and developments in Singapore;
- Represent and communicate the UK’s climate and energy policies to Singapore;
- Engage with a network of key Singaporean interlocutors in pursuance of UK climate change and energy objectives in Singapore and the South East Asia region;
- Create and manage public diplomacy interventions on climate change and energy, working closely with the High Commission’s Communications Team;
- Support climate change and energy related visits, both to Singapore and the UK;
- Mainstream climate change and energy within the UK’s prosperity agenda, working closely with the High Commission’s UKTI team;
- Support the Head of FCO’s South East Asia Climate Change & Energy Network in our engagement with Singapore on climate change and energy.
- Proven experience in policy analysis, with the ability to carry out research, and summarise findings in a concise and professional format;
- Experience of working with and through networks of representatives from government, the private sector, and international institutions;
- Strong interpersonal, representational and communication skills, with the ability to present convincing arguments in a public setting;
- Excellent command of written and spoken English;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, under pressure and to meet tight deadlines;
- Good IT skills: proficient in MS Office applications;
- Experience of working on climate change and/or energy issues is desirable;
- Experience of staff management would be an advantage.
- Salary + CPF, payable 14 times a year
- 23 days paid annual leave
- Medical insurance package covering GP, specialist and hospitalisation treatment
- Access to excellent training and development opportunities
Please send your CV and the completed application form, which can be downloaded from our website at https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-high-commission-singapore/about/recruitment by 15th September 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org. No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. You must have or be able to obtain authorisation to work in Singapore in order to apply.
Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 7th October 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks.
The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.