Maternity cover for PA to Minister for Financial Affairs, Embassy of Japan, and Assistant to Finance Section

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 6:00pm (Lunch hour: 12:45pm-1:45pm) with the possibility of overtime work

Location: Embassy of Japan, London

Salary: (TBD)

Application Deadline: 12 January 2021, 18:00

Interviews: Mid to end of January 2021

Start date: Mid to end of February 2021 (TBD)
Job Details:
The Embassy of Japan seeks a highly qualified person for maternity cover for the role of Personal Assistant to the Minister for Financial Affair and general assistant to the Finance Section. You will also collaborate with and support diplomats and other local staff in other departments.

Duties include:
  • Arranging appointments for the Minister for Financial Affairs as well as for the diplomats in the Finance Section
  • General administrative duties such as handling correspondence, managing the Minister for Financial Affair’s schedule, and maintaining contact databases
  • Supporting ad hoc events hosted at the Embassy, work on other instruction provided by the members of the Finance Section
  • Competence in secretarial and protocol work (or equivalent experience) preferred
  • A command of the English language as a mother tongue or equivalent, both spoken and written
  • Good IT Skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • A command of the Japanese language is not necessarily required, but would be appreciated
  • Knowledge of British and/or Japanese culture, customs and etiquette is preferable
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit a CV (as detailed as possible), an essay summarizing articles about Brexit border control or Brexit trade issues (around 500 words), and a covering letter explaining how you are able to meet the requirements for the position, along with your current salary, daytime telephone number and email address, by 12 January 2021, to

All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration Act. All applicants must state that this right is obtained through citizenship, permanent residency or work permit in their application. Applicants not providing this information in their application will not be considered for employment. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, documentation to certify their legal right to work in the UK.

It is the Embassy’s policy that we do not give any kind of feedback of the interviews.

Embassy of Japan (Protocol Section)
101-104 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7JT