Research & Administrative Assistant

Washington, District Of Columbia
Jun 20, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

The British Embassy in Washington, DC is seeking an Administrative and Research Assistant to join the Politics, Economics and Communication Group (PECG). PECG is located at the heart of the Embassy’s work and is comprised of three teams: a political team, an economic team and a communications team. The group is very much the British government’s nerve centre into the political world, economy and media of the United States.

This is an important administrative and research assistant position within the group, reporting principally to the Economic Team, but also working with the other two teams in PECG. The job-holder will be enthusiastic about promoting UK interests in the United States and passionate about helping the UK understand the US. The successful candidate will have a personal interest in economic, financial and political issues.

Job Requirements

  • Provide administrative support to the various teams in PECG, including: managing contact databases; planning events; scheduling meetings; booking and managing travel; administering expenses; preparing initial drafts of letters.
  • Manage and coordinate programs for London based visitors to Washington D.C. and provide support around IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings.
  • Conduct research for the economic and political teams including policy reports, analysis of trends and background for meetings.
  • Track economic news, events and developments on specific research topics; brief team members and London stakeholders on results.
  • Lead on Queen’s honors program for US network.
  • Monitoring and profiling expenditure by the economics team.
  • Attend seminars and conferences and report back on key points.
  • Take notes at hearings/briefings on Capitol Hill.
  • Plan and arrange the Embassy’s series of lunches on policy issues of embassy wide interest.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as economics, political economy, business or finance.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with others on a wide range of issues.
  • Excellent phone and internet research skills, including ability to think creatively, problem solve, and seek out answers proactively.
  • Clear and concise oral and written skills.
  • Flexibility in a team setting, with an enthusiastic approach to work.
  • Ability to work independently, and efficiently complete administrative tasks.
  • Knowledge or interest in US/UK policy strengths and priorities is ideal.

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.

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