Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Job Vacancy

PA/Secretary, Political Section, Embassy of Japan

Reporting to:
Diplomats of all levels within the Political Section.

Main Duties:
Arranging meetings for diplomats and visiting delegations from Japan.
Preparing daily newspaper briefings on world affairs, general administrative duties such as handling correspondence and maintaining contact databases.
Undertaking ad hoc research as directed by diplomats on matters of political importance.
Attending occasional external meetings and lectures taking notes and producing reports.

Person Specification/Skills:
The applicant should have native level written and spoken English.
A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential, as is the ability to research effectively and efficiently on the internet.
The applicant should ideally have some experience of living or working in either Japan or a Japanese environment. Additionally, some knowledge of Japanese language and culture is desirable, but not essential.

Employment Status:
Full Time / Permanent
Working Hours: 9:30 -18:00 (Monday to Friday) one hour for lunch between 13:00 - 14:00
Salary: £18-20k annually (all inclusive, except occasional overtime)
Paid Holiday: 17 days (calendar year, except probationary period), several Japanese Holidays and All UK Public Holidays

All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration Act. All applicants must state in their application that this right is obtained through citizenship, permanent residency or a work permit. Applicants not providing this information will not be considered for employment. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, documentation which certifies their legal right to work in the UK. The employee shall serve a probation period of three months.

Application: Applicants should submit a current CV, with a covering letter including details of your current salary, a daytime telephone number and e-mail address by post or by e-mail.

The closing date for applications:
5th November, 2008

Send applications to:
Ms. Yoko InouePolitical Section, Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
020 7465 6726

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