Community Liaison Officer

Application closing date: 23 December 2013

The British Embassy in Hanoi is part of a world-wide network of 230 Posts, representing British political, economic, trade and consular interests overseas. We are currently looking to recruit a part-time Community Liaison Officer (CLO) to join team in Hanoi.

Main Duties

  • Gather information for families, partners and officers, including on partner employment, education; recreational facilities, social matters.
  • Welcome all officers and help them integrate quickly and effectively into life in Vietnam, being a source of referral and support where problems and difficulties arise.
  • Be an advocate for UK based staff and dependants in addressing issues of importance with
  • Post authorities, including as their representative on the Post Management Committee, the
  • Crisis Planning Committee and as the chief link between Post and Diplomatic Service Family Association in London.
  • To communicate effectively on community and social matters within the Post to both UK-based and local staff, helping create an effective environment.
  • To manage the Post Welcome Pack, CLO homepage on relevant Foreign Commonwealth Office sites; to provide in-put on co-ordinating Post report and fact sheet.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of issues arising from overseas relocation and of living in a foreign country
  • Sound advocacy and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Some knowledge of Vietnamese would be an advantage
  • Good IT skills, including MS Office and Excel worksheet
  • Desirable: Counselling/mediation skills or experience

The British Embassy offers a competitive remuneration package, including salary, benefits, a leave entitlement and training package. The successful candidate will need to commence security clearance procedures through the Embassy as soon as possible. Further details of benefits are available on request.

How To Apply

Please send your CV and the completed application form, which can be downloaded from our website at by 23 December 2013 to [email protected]

We regret to advise that we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
British Embassy
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2013-12-23