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Policy & Engagement Manager

Higher Executive Officer


Salary Range:


Department and Location:

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

East Kilbride, London

Advert Closing Date:


Contract Type:


Available Working Pattern:

Flexible Working, Full-time

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Job Description:

In this role you will also be responsible for: 

Ensuring FCDO Ministers and senior officials are supported in engaging effectively with the civil society sector and delivering quality and timely briefing. 
Supporting CSCS’s structured engagement with CSOs to deliver a streamlined approach at all levels (Ministers and officials) in order for CSOs to share their views and expertise on key policy issues.  
Facilitating the FCDO’s structured engagement with CSOs in response to emerging and protracted crises. 
Being the key point of contact and managing the relationship with Bond (the UK umbrella network for CSOs working in international development) and other CSO networks.  
Responding as needed to briefing requests for Ministers, ministerial correspondence, treat officials and parliamentary questions to a high quality within assigned deadlines. 

Person Specification:

You must be a British Citizen at the time of application and, if invited to interview, you will need to bring proof of identity (British Passport/Driving Licence etc.) with you.

This role requires you to attain Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance.

For more information about this process, click here. Attaining DV will require you to have been resident in the UK for five of the last ten years. At least one year of this must have been a consecutive twelve-month period. Serving overseas with HM Forces, in some other official capacity as a representative of His Majesty’s Government, or having lived overseas as a result of your parents’ or partner’s Government employment counts as UK residency for the purposes of security clearances.

It is essential in your application that you provide evidence and proven examples in each of the following Minimum Criteria and Behaviours as far as you are able to do so. These responses will be further developed and discussed with those candidates invited for interview.

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