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The Danish Embassy in Ireland currently has two vacancies. Read more below. 

  

Vacant position as combined chauffeur and administrative officer at the Embassy of Denmark in Dublin

Are you a dedicated, loyal, flexible and service-minded person? Are you good at adapting to different kinds of tasks in a dynamic international working environment?

Then you might be our new colleague at the Royal Danish Embassy.

The Embassy of Denmark in Dublin is currently looking for an experienced driver to assist the Embassy. Working time is roughly shared equally between driving for the Ambassador/staff and responsibility for practical and administrative tasks as one of several administrative officers.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Chauffeur for the Ambassador
  • Driving with staff to and from meetings and airport pick-ups/driving delegations, as well as errands to e.g. bank, post office etc.
  • Maintenance and servicing of the official car, including relevant paperwork for diplomatic cars (registration, insurance, tax refunds etc.)
  • Clerical work, such as reception duties, security, cashier & accounting, negotiating with vendors, procurement of office supplies/IT equipment, consular tasks, organizing visiting programmes for delegations, information research etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including in relation to functions and maintenance at the Embassy or Ambassador’s Residence

Qualifications:

  • Experienced driver with excellent driving skills – at least three years with impeccable driving record; professional driving experience in Dublin an advantage
  • Experience with administrative tasks and customer service
  • Technical knowledge of cars and IT skills
  • Accuracy and ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Must be flexible with working hours, as evening driving will be required
  • Previous embassy employment is an advantage
  • Fluent in oral and written English; knowledge of a Scandinavian language an advantage but not essential

Terms and conditions: 

  • We offer a full-time permanent contract (37 hours per week) with a probationary period of three months.
  • The recruitment is conditioned upon a security clearance by the Danish authorities
  • Salary is according to qualifications and aligned with Irish public sector salaries
  • Employment date is September 16th, 2022 or soon after.

Application procedure:

Please submit your application, including a cover letter with motivation, a complete CV, and letters of reference before August 22nd, 2022, at 10am. The application should be sent electronically in one pdf file to [email protected] Please mark the email “Application Chauffeur/Admin, NAME” in the subject field.

Questions?
Any questions should be directed to the Deputy Head of Mission, Nikolaj Mølsted Andersen per mail: [email protected] or phone +353 1 475 6504. 

 

 

 

The Trade Council at the Embassy of Denmark in Dublin is looking to fill a commercial position to meet the increasing demand for market entry assistance in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

With the EU Brexit Adjustment Reserve, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has received funds to help Danish companies negatively affected by Brexit through measures supporting their internationalisation in order to enable new export opportunities in the United Kingdom replacing lost exports due to Brexit.

Our services include public affairs support, facilitating access to authorities and stakeholders, market analyses, partner searches, organization of roadshows and Danish pavilions at trade shows, market entry strategies and many more services aimed at promoting Danish companies’ sales and marketing activities. The Trade Council in the UK and Ireland spans the following sector teams: Health, Energy, Tech & Innovation, Food & FMCG, and Creative Industries.

      We will expect you to:

  • Explore commercial opportunities in the UK and Ireland and provide market intelligence, aiming at market entry for Danish companies’ sales;
  • Organise promotional campaigns highlighting Danish business excellence within relevant sectors in order to strengthen the marketing and sales efforts of Danish companies;

    Work with stakeholders in public affairs activities in order to create the best possible market conditions in the UK and Ireland.  

    Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in business administration and/or other relevant degree.
  • 1-10 years’ work experience with business development, consulting and/or project management. Insight into Danish industry is a plus.
  • Strong ability to identify commercial opportunities and develop relevant marketing activities.
  • Experience in sales and used to working systematically with customer relations ensuring decisive value creation and customer satisfaction.
  • You are proactive, a team-player and a strong networker. You are always willing to lend an extra hand to colleagues and put an extra effort to ensure a project’s success.
  • Experience in one or more of the abovementioned sectors is desirable.
  • Fluency in English. Danish is not a requirement.

    What we offer:
  • An internationally-oriented workplace where you can combine commercial and diplomatic efforts and maintain contacts at high level with companies and authorities.
  • Varied and challenging tasks where you will gain insights into various companies and be able to strategize with them.
  • You will be part of one of the cross-cutting sector teams (Tech, Energy, Health, Food/FMCG) spanning Trade, Political, Public Diplomacy and Invest in Denmark.
  • A global organisation with 24 trade colleagues in our regional trade team in London and Dublin.
  • A team of passionate advocates for Denmark in an open, collaborative and fun working environment.
  • Competitive salary, flexible working conditions and 25 days of annual leave.

    Terms:
  • In your daily work, you will report to the Head of the Trade Council in Dublin and follow the sector lead in regards to the tasks and commercial assignments. Some travel within the UK and Ireland and to Denmark is expected in order to engage with clients and stakeholders.
  • The Trade Council has a number of shared regional team KPI’s, including value creation and activity hours. You will be measured on the ability to create value for Danish companies negatively af-fected by Brexit and your contribution towards the team.
  • The employment is temporary until the end of 2023 and is subject to allocation of funds from the grating authority. All employment with the Danish Foreign Service requires security clearance by the Danish Security and Intelligence Service.
  • Salary and employee pension contribution will vary depending on rel-evant experience and qualifications.

Expected start

1st of September 2022 or earlier.

Application deadline

15 August at 10 am.

How to apply

Please send your motivation letter and CV to [email protected] marked “Application: Commercial Advisor, Market Entry, TC Dublin – [your name]”.

Applications without a cover letter explaining your motivation will not be considered.

Who can apply

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark promotes equality and diversity. Therefore, all qualified and interested persons, regardless of age, sex, religion and ethnicity are invited to apply for the position.

Contact

For any further enquiries regarding this position, please contact:

DHM and Head of The Trade Council, Dublin

Nikolaj Mølsted Andersen [email protected]

+353 1-4756 535

or

Regional Director UK & Ireland, The Trade Council
Morten Ranieri-Svendsen [email protected]

+44 20-7333 0241