The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting youth empowerment through its Young Professionals Programme (YPP). The YPP creates multiple opportunities for talented and qualified young people from across the Commonwealth to contribute to our core work through the transference of technical expertise, innovative ideas, specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.
Young professionals (YPs) are based at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, taking up two-year positions in areas of work such as economic policy, human resources and youth. During the two-year period, they provide technical and administrative support to programmes and operations.
In addition to living in one of the world’s leading cities, YPs benefit from a structured programme of professional development and mentoring, working with high-level decision-makers and technical experts.
The Assistant Communications Officer role sits within the Communications Division and is focused on providing it with technical and administrative support.
Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Salary : £28,500 pa gross
Duration: 2 year fixed-term contract.
To be considered for this opportunity, you must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional journalistic, media or political experience.
A master’s degree is desirable but not essential.
You will have worked in a recognised national broadcast, print or digital newsroom for a minimum of two years
£28,500 per annum gross, subject to deductions of National Insurance contributions and Commonwealth Secretariat internal income tax paid at UK income tax rates. This salary is fully inclusive. Salary is payable monthly on or after 25th of each month into a bank account
Medical and Dental Coverage
The Secretariat provides non-contributory private healthcare and dental cover for all London-based employees and eligible London based dependents of employees. The cover is subject to underwriting conditions and supplements the UK National Health Service provisions.
Subject to funding, the Secretariat may put in place various insurance schemes for its employees. Where such policies are in place, they shall be subject to the conditions of the underwriters and may change from time to time.
Application Deadline: 1st August 2017
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