Commonwealth Young Professional Programme Job Position to work in the United Kingdom (£28,500 pa + benefits)

Application Deadline:Friday 4 September 2015 at 17:00 (BST).

Job Title: Assistant Communications Officer
Division: Job Grade:
Communications Division : Y (Young Professionals Programme)
Reports to: Location:
Head of Media : London, UK

The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting youth empowerment through its newly created 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.

The Assistant Communications Officer role sits within the Communications Division and is focused on providing technical and administrative support to the Communications Division.

Person Specification
  • This role forms part of the Young Professionals Programme (YPP), so to be considered for this role you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 years or younger at the time applications close.
  • A strong Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, such as media, communications or journalism.
Experience –Essential
  • At least one year of demonstrable work experience in designing and delivering creative, cutting edge, impactful communication concepts and projects. The experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, volunteer, placement or internship positions.
  • Strong knowledge of the latest technologies and the ability to leverage them for communications.
Experience– Desirable
  • It is highly desirable that the candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Events management.
  • Working in a developing country.
  • Working in/with Government, intergovernmental or international NGO organisations.
  • High personal standards of excellence.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Commonwealth values.
  • Excellent:
  • Verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Creative thinking and solution building abilities.
  • Analysis and synthesis skills.
  • Strategic thinking and operational planning capabilities.
  • Administrative and organisational abilities, including an eye for detail
  • Numerically literate.
  • Technologically savvy
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team, and in a multi-cultural work environment
  • Demonstrated drive and initiative, a self-starter with a can-do attitude


  • It is the Commonwealth Secretariat’s policy not to employ close relatives of current
    members of staff.
  • All appointments are subject to satisfactory references.
  • You will be required to provide details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer and one from your most recent academic institution.
  • Referees cannot be related to you and should be able to give an assessment of your professional abilities as well as your character. The Secretariat reserves the right to take up all references including the current employers during the selection process.
  • You will be required to provide supporting information that you meet the requirem
    ents of the Young Professionals Programme during the course of the online application process.
  • You will be required to produce evidence of any educational and professional qualificati
    ons to support your application on the day of your interview.


  • Salary on appointment is £28,500 per annum gross. This is subject to
    the deduction of internal income tax (currently aligned with UK income tax rates) and UK National Insurance contributions.


The Commonwealth Secretariat will accept a maximum of three (3) applications for YPP roles from each candidate. –
Application Process:
  • If you wish to be considered for this post, please ensure that you submit your curriculum vitae (no more than two A4 pages) together with a covering letter (no more than one A4 page) setting out your motivation for applying for this role, your experience and skills in relation to the person specification, competencies and other requirements for the post
  • Your application should be received no later than Friday 4 September 2015 at 17:00 (BST).
The Recruitment Team
The Commonwealth Secretariat

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Young Professional Programme Job Position


6 responses to “Commonwealth Young Professional Programme Job Position to work in the United Kingdom (£28,500 pa + benefits)”

  1. Peter Hosea Avatar
    Peter Hosea

    Am very interested in this opportunity but don’t know how to go about .
    Please could you send me informations on how to go about the scholarship opportunity?

    Thanking in anticipation of your response.

    Best Regards

    Peter Hosea


    Good opportunities for some of us from developing countries. But how do we apply.thank you

  3. Godson Osuji Avatar
    Godson Osuji

    Comment: this is a very good opportunity, it will help to solve the problem, for one to obtain his masters degree program in an advanced level. this is not only for the rich,at least the poor can now have opportunity to take part in this scholarship program. I love this program cos I want to take part in it,please link me up on how to benefit in this opportunity of doing my masters degree program there. Thanks and God bless you all,I expect your reply.

  4. josiah Avatar

    My is josiah Newman i wanted participate in the scholarship pls send me any information on them.

  5. Gideon Adu-Bofuor Avatar

    Comment: this is a great opportunity so how do i apply

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