Investment Adviser (BEL19.630)

British Embassy

Investment Adviser (BEL19.630)

British Embassy

Brussels, Belgium

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Job Category: Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Job Subcategory: Public Diplomacy

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

The British Embassy, based in Brussels, Belgium, is part of a world-wide network of 230 Diplomatic Posts, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are looking for an Investment Adviser to join the small but dynamic Belgian Investment team.

Working for the Department for International Trade (DIT), the main purpose of the role is to assist Belgian and Luxembourgish companies to invest, or increase their investment, in the United Kingdom through providing tailored advice and support. The team work to challenging targets across a range of sectors, from Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Food and Drink, Automotive, Renewable Energy, Digital Economy and Financial Services.

The Investment Adviser builds a detailed understanding of an investor’s business and its potential UK plans and then, working with UK colleagues, provides market insight and connectivity to allow the business to enter or grow further in the UK. The successful candidate will be responsible for building close relationships with existing investors, as well as identifying potential new investors across a range of sectors.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to promote the UK to an important trading partner country. We are looking for a motivated, commercially driven professional with excellent account management and organisational skills to join our team.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the delivery of a number of new investment or expansion projects from Belgian companies in the UK through the management of a defined set of existing or potential investors across a range of sectors;
  • Account management and support of key existing investors;
  • Undertaking lead generation activity and sector research to contribute to the maintenance of the pipeline of investment projects from Belgium;
  • Leading client facing meetings with key existing and new investors into the UK and carrying out thorough follow up and investment support;
  • Developing and organising sector events and campaigns to support meeting the team’s objectives;
  • Maintaining productive relationships with relevant sector groups in London HQ and across the UK, together with colleagues across the DIT European Network;
  • Working as part of the Investment team to deliver the annual investment target for Belgium and Luxembourg.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Experience in a marketing, business development, consultancy or trade/investment promotion discipline;
  • A self-starter, able to show initiative and work independently and at pace, without losing sight of priorities;
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to transmit complex messages to senior stakeholders clearly and effectively;
  • Results driven; with experience of delivering against challenging targets;
  • Strong account management skills;
  • Fluent spoken and written English.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • A good understanding of the UK and/or Belgian business environment including business drivers;
  • Strong networking skills;
  • A working level knowledge of Dutch and/or French;
  • Knowledge of or previous work experience in any of the priority sectors listed.

Required competencies

Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline: 18 December 2019
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 4,058.62
Start Date: 1 February 2020

Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a permanent full-time contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week. The monthly gross salary for this position is € 4,058.62 (B3) level. In addition, we offer an extensive salary package, which includes a 13 month, luncheon vouchers, pension scheme, hospitalisation insurance, reimbursement of public transport and a lot more. Extra-legal days of leave are also provided to staff from the start of their contract.

Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.

Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.

The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.

Visa/passport requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Belgium and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. Additional requirements may become necessary pending EU Exit. If requirements change additional eligibility information will be shared during the recruitment process.

Additional information

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

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

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