The Québec Government Office in London (the Delegation) was opened in 1962 and represents the Québec government in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and the Nordic countries.
The Delegation’s Political and Public Affairs section is mandated to develop and foster ties with various political bodies and organisations across the territories it covers, assist and/or coordinate missions for political figures from Québec and Québec institutions, keep abreast of the sociopolitical contexts of the countries it covers, present a fair and balanced overview of Québec across the territories it covers, develop effective means of communication (newsletters, social media and press reviews), disseminate information during public events and provide access to a wide range of sources of information relating to Québec.
Under the supervision of the Director of Political and Public Affairs, and in collaboration with all other departments within the Delegation and Québec’s ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, the post holder will conceive and implement the Delegation’s public affairs and communications plan across the territories it covers. They will be responsible for:
• Producing content for and managing the Delegation’s online platforms (web site, newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, intranet);
• Producing a daily review of the British press with specific attention to key topics and areas of interest;
• Drafting and publishing articles pertaining to the Delegation’s activities;
• Producing and disseminating relevant information and communications aimed at a target audience;
• Publicising certain important events/projects in which the Delegation is implicated;
• Managing public enquiries;
• Welcoming school groups (in collaboration with the other members of the Political and Public Affairs section);
• Supporting all services in their understanding and use of social media;
• Supporting the Director of Political and Public Affairs in responding to media enquiries;
In matters concerning communication, the post holder is expected to support all of the Delegation’s areas of activity. Additionally, the post holder will occasionally act as administrative assistant to the Director of Political and Public Affairs.
The post holder will:
• Possess a perfect command and knowledge of both English and French, particularly in written form;
• Have University education or relevant equivalent experience;
• Demonstrate professional experience and mastery of social media (Facebook, Twitter), preferably with a minimum of two years;
• Possess a knowledge and understanding of British and Québec societies and current affairs (desirable);
• Be critically minded and attentive to detail, possess keen analytical and synoptic skills;
• Possess excellent organisational skills and understanding of responsibilities, be able to work as part of a team and multitask;
• Possess excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and be able to learn new systems;
Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK or already in possession of a relevant work visa.
Professional reference checks may be carried out and any job offer will be subject to satisfactory security clearance (DBR check).
The Québec Government Office in London is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates can send their CV and accompanying cover letter by email to Mrs Bhavna Seesarun (Bhavna.email@example.com) by 5pm on Friday 20 October, 2017.
Salary: £34,201 per year (35h/week)
Start date: November 2017