Economic / Political Assistant (Brexit Analyst) (Vacancy ref: 17/25)

Open To:
All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Position Title:
Economic / Political Assistant (Brexit Analyst)


Opening Date:
March 10, 2017

Closing Date:
March 24, 2017

Work Hours:
Full-time, 40 hours/week

£42,953 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £37,712, London weighting £2,100 and bonus £3,141).

Performance Related Pay System
Pension Scheme
BUPA Membership
Employee Assistance Program
Season Ticket Loan
Generous Annual Leave & Sick Leave
Paid Public Holidays (U.K. & U.S.)


The Economic & Political Sections at the U.S. Embassy London are looking for a new team member to join them as their Economic / Political Assistant (Brexit Analyst)!

This will be a hands on and fast paced career opportunity where you will take responsibility for drafting spot reports, briefings, diplomatic messages, official reports, and correspondence on key issues concerning the United Kingdom’s relationship with and departure from the European Union.

Exceptional organization and interpersonal skills are a must in this role. You will be expected to take ownership of a range of responsibilities such as researching key issues and reporting on them in written and oral form. Other duties will include: liaising with HMG and EU officials, think tanks, business groups, and political leaders; maintaining extensive working level contacts throughout Westminster and Whitehall; building relationships between Embassy officials and key British and EU stakeholders.

Join us. Apply today!

The following qualifications are also required. It is very important that you address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in your application and resume/CV. This will help you in our short listing process.


Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

A Degree in or combination of the following subjects is required: Political Science/Politics, Law, International Relations, International Finance, Economics. 

Experience working on policy, strategy, and/or communications relating to the UK-EU relationship within the British Government, the UK Parliament, the EU institutions, or a think tank, NGO or company that that works directly with the UK or EU on these issues is required.

Proven writing ability in English; fluency (level IV) in English is required. 

Thorough understanding of the history of British membership in the EU, including its longstanding objections and reform priorities is required. Thorough knowledge of EU institutions and treaties and the challenges of effective negotiation and policy making at an EU-wide level is required. Knowledge and understanding of economic institutions and regulatory structures is required. Thorough knowledge of British foreign policy, UK political systems, parliamentary procedures, and party structure is required. Familiarity with American foreign policy, economic priorities, and political landscape is required.

Ability to carry out independent research and analysis based on public sources and information gathered from contacts on sectors outlined above is required. Excellent organization skills with the ability to independently plan organize and execute research projects on policy topics as directed by supervisor is required. Ability to prioritize own workload is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish, and deal tactfully and independently with a wide range of British contacts and with official American visitors is required. Ability to inter relate developments in the economic field to the broader political focus and factors at work in the UK, between the UK and other EU member states and between the UK and the European Commission and other EU institutions is required. Ability to use the MS Office Suite of products is required. Ability to use computer oriented tools, such as economic data-bases and internet search engines and data bases is required. Ability to work under pressure is required. Ability to work accurately is required.

Interested candidates for this vacancy MUST submit the following for consideration of their application:

  • The London DS0174 Application Form – This is our preferred form of application, as it aims to focus the candidate on the essential criteria of an advertised vacancy.


Please reference our instructions on how to complete the UAE/DS-0174 form.

You must ALSO include the following information in your application for employment:

  • Your current curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Evidence of your legal right to work in the U.K. such as a copy of your passport biographical page, work visa page and, or, birth certificate. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, original documentation in support of their legal right to work in the U.K.
  • Evidence of Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) Preference (such as a copy of your sponsor’s orders), if applicable. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable.


Submitting your Application
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Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat. JPEG, TIFF or SkyDrive files will not be accepted and your application will be determined invalid.  Similarly, if your application exceeds 5MB, your application will be determined invalid.

Alternatively, your application can be mailed to:

The Human Resources & Development (HRD) Office
Embassy of the United States of America
24 Grosvenor Square