British Embassy Project Officer

Project Officer (Ref. ITAPOME74)
Milan-Expo 2015
The British Consulate-General in Milan is part of the world-wide Foreign and Commonwealth
Office network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and
is now looking for one Project Officer for the UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, to integrate UK
Trade & Investment team. The position is based in Milan and the contract will be from 2
March to 31 December 2015, or in agreement with British Consulate-General.
The UK will have a world class presence at the Milan Expo 2015, a global event and cultural
exchange addressing one of the most pressing issues of our time - how to feed the world’s
growing population. The UK’s presence will increase British trade and inward investment, by
showcasing entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation – especially in food, science and
The role of the Project Officer in preparation and during the Milan Expo 2015 is to support
the Post in Milan and in particular the UKTI team in Italy and London while also working with
UK Regions and Devolved Administrations.
Main Duties / Responsibilities
Supporting the Marketing Strategy
Planning and delivery of events
Local liaison with the Expo organisers
Logistical arrangements for visits
Supporting relationships with local stakeholders in Italy
The Project Officer will have a flexible approach relating to changes in priorities and
objectives, will contribute new ideas and ways of ensuring high quality services. The Project
Officer will be an integral part of the wider Italy based at the British Consulate in Milan and
will be responsible for the relevant duties reporting directly to the Head of the Expo Lead,
Marketing and Events Team in Italy. He/She is expected to travel throughout Italy and to the
UK and other countries if required.
Required Experience & Skills
Fluency in Italian and English (both written and oral).
Good knowledge of industry and business issues in both UK and Italy.
Strong experience related to event organisation together with a business background
and be capable of working in an international environment, engaging confidently with
senior interlocutors.
Ability to work within a team.
Good communication and influencing skills.
Good IT skills and knowledge of the Microsoft Office package.
Ability to deal efficiently with a wide range of external contacts.
Ability to deliver results and be able to maintain own and office databases on CDMS and
work within allocated budgets.
Ability to apply strategic awareness in activity planning.
Key FCO competences: Delivering value for money, Managing a quality service,
Delivering at pace, Making effective decisions, Collaborating and Partnering and
Engaging internationally.
Terms and Conditions
 The position is at B3L level. The grades for locally engaged staff are D6L, C5L, C4L,
B3L, A2L, A1L, S3, S2, S1, D6L being the highest.
 Working hours are 35 per week Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00. Some degree of
flexibility is expected.
 The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security
clearance, as well as three month probation.
 The monthly gross salary is €2,349.21 gross, minimum of the B3(L) salary scale. There
are 14 salaries in each year with double salary payments in June and December.
 Income tax arrangements will depend on nationality. Income tax (IRPEF) at rates set by
the Italian Government is withheld from gross salary. The successful candidate will be
enrolled in the Italian State Social Security scheme (INPS).
 Terminal Gratuity Payments (TFR) are made in line with the relevant Italian legislation.
 Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Posts in Italy are subject to Terms and
Conditions of Service according to local Italian employment law.
All applicants should have the right to live and work in Italy. The British Embassy does not
sponsor for work permits.
All applicants should submit their CV (in English, up to 3 pages), Covering Letter (in English,
no more than 1 page of A4, Arial11) setting out their motivation for the role and how they
meet the above criteria and two reference letters from previous employers.
Applications should be sent to [email protected] and the email subject line
must be formatted as follows: ITAPOME74.
The closing date for applications is the 11 February:
Kindly note that your application will only be considered if:
Your application has been sent within the time frame requested.
Your application documents are fully in English.
Your applications documents are in .pdf format.
Please note that, because of the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact candidates selected for
interview. Interview will be flowed by test. If you do not hear from us you should assume that your application has
not been successful.
Please be advised that the Embassy 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.
British Diplomatic Missions are equal opportunities employers, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and
valuing difference.