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Science and Innovation Network (SIN) Officer B3, Munich (DEU18.175)

British Consulate-General Munich. Munchen, 19.04.2018

The British Consulate-General in Munich is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Science and Innovation Network (SIN) officer.  Science and innovation (S&I) are at the heart of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy for prosperity and sustainable growth.  Our Munich S&I officer is an important role in the SIN Germany team, with scope for a high degree of autonomy for the right candidate.


Science and Innovation Network (SIN) Officer B3, Munich (DEU18.175)

Candidate Profile

Main Duties and Responsibilities



  • Strengthening the UK-Germany bilateral political relationship through S&I; Enhancing the reputation and reach of UK S&I in Germany. Monitor and respond to developments in science and innovation policies and programmes in Germany.
  • Provide timely and concise reports on key developments to UK government departments and other stakeholders.
  • Develop, deliver and contribute to a programme of projects, visits, events and other activities aimed at scoping and facilitating UK-Germany collaboration in science and innovation.
  • Support Ministerial and senior official visits to Germany relating to bilateral science and innovation issues.
  • Self-initiate, organise and follow-up bilateral and international projects in priority science & technology areas.
  • In the context of Brexit, understand and interpret key German stakeholder positions on the future of science collaboration to ensure FCO/BEIS/DExEU and other UK stakeholders have the data to engage and influence negotiations.


  • Develop a wide range of contacts in government, business, universities and public research organisations in the UK and Germany to support SIN DACH team overarching objectives.
  • Build and develop bilateral relationships between Germany and UK Ministries, academic institutions and organisations with an interest in science and innovation. Provide information and insight into German reactions to UK science related exit objectives.
  • Contribute to ongoing UK economic growth and a strong post-negotiation bilateral relationship by initiating mutually beneficial science and innovation collaboration between the UK and Germany

Corporate Responsibility

  • Support the wider work in the Consulate General including providing surge capacity and engaging in corporate activities.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Good knowledge of UK and German research and innovation systems.
  • Proactive approach with ability to organise self and work effectively.
  • Team player, as well as proven ability to work autonomously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Proven ability to form professional relationships and build trust with a wide range of contacts.
  • Fluency in English and German (both oral and written).

Desriable qualifications, skills and experience.

  • Postgraduate degree in a science, research or innovation-linked discipline, or equivalent working experience.
  • Strong intercultural understanding.
  • Knowledge and contact networks around one or more of SIN Germany’s current thematic priority areas (Future Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Future Cities, Space).
  • Flexibility to travel domestically, mainly around southern Germany, and internationally.


Additional Information Starting yearly salary (EUR)


€57,000 gross per annum rising to €64,028 gross per annum after a qualifying period in addition to performance related pay. (Salary is not negotiable)


Start Date: 1 June 2018

Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a full-time position of five working days, 37.5 hours per week, for a fixed term contract of 2 years.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Germany. The successful candidate must have pre-existing work authorization for Germany in order to apply. The British Consulate-General does not sponsor for work permits.

Staff recruited by the British Consulate-General are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to German employment law.


Application deadline 7 May 2018

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. 

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

We only accept applications submitted through the FCO's recruitment platform.  To apply please visit:





Bewerbungsfrist: 07.05.2018
British Consulate-General Munich

Möhlstraße 5
81675 München

Bewerbungsschluss: 07.05.2018