Job title: Head of Investment
Company: British Embassy
Job description: Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption. Head of Investment The British Embassy, based in The Hague, is part of a worldwide network of 230 Diplomatic Posts, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are looking for a Head of Investment based at the Embassy to lead the high performing Netherlands team. Working for the Department for International Trade (DIT), you will lead the Investment team and deliver the business services to support inward investment from the Netherlands to the UK. The aim is to attract and retain high value investment projects, adding measurable value to direct investment 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. The Investment team works to agreed targets across a range of sectors, including Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Food and Drink, Renewable Energy, Digital Economy and Financial Services. This is a challenging, varied and high profile role and presents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and commercially driven professional with excellent account management and relevant business experience. Applicants should ideally be able to start as soon as possible. Roles and Responsibilities: Coach and line manage the Netherlands Investment team of 3 FTE to ensure targets are met and ensuring a quality product for Dutch clients. Manage the inflow of work ensuring an even spread of activity across the team; Support Netherlands DIT Country Director, deputising during times of absence; Responsible for developing and delivering the Netherlands investment business plan; Market the UK as the number one business investment location and attract high value investment projects into the UK through active targeting and working closely with clients in realising their investment objectives; Organise and present at sector based activities (e.g. seminars, briefings, etc.); Be responsible for the cultivation and development of business relationships including key account management of large corporations and key investors; Engage with relevant stakeholders and partners in the UK and the Netherlands; Represent DIT both internally as well as at external events; Contribute to the wider DIT and Embassy objectives; In light of the changing environment around the UK Missions, this role is not limited to the tasks described above; responsibilities may evolve through time. Any change of responsibilities will be reflected in the job description. Essential qualifications, skills and experience Full professional proficiency in English, including excellent writing skills (written and spoken, minimum of C1 level for CEFR framework*); Independent user in Dutch (minimum of B1/B2 level for CEFR framework*); University degree, Business/Economics or applicable subject; Minimum 5 years of business development experience; Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in leading a team; Good interpersonal, influencing and relationship building skills to be able to develop and maintain a network of key contacts; Ability to deal with customers at the most senior levels of decision making; Effective communication skills (both written and verbal), strong presentation skills with experience of public speaking; A self-starter, with the ability to organise self and work effectively; Collaborative with the ability to support colleagues and share information and knowledge; Reliable, responds proactively to changing priorities; Client and stakeholder focused with the ability to network across industries; Deliver to tight deadlines, multi task, work effectively and supportively on targets; Strong team player with high social skills; Open and flexible approach to new ideas to improve results; Enthusiastic about personal development. Open to change and innovation; Commercially focussed with a strong B2B background in an international environment; Aptitude to lead, motivate and develop staff. Desirable qualifications, skills and experience A good understanding of the UK and/or Netherlands business environment including business drivers; Knowledge of or previous work experience in any of the priority sectors listed. Required competencies Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering; Achieving Commercial Outcomes; Managing a Quality Service. Benefits and conditions of employment The successful candidate will initially be offered a one year employment contract at C4 level. The base salary for this position is € 4,966.44 gross per month, based on a working week of 36 hours. In addition, an 8% annual holiday bonus and a monthly travel allowance are payable. The Embassy currently applies a performance based bonus pay model for local staff. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in The Netherlands. The successful candidate will undergo a professional background check; Any job offer is also provisional to a successful security clearance check. The Embassy encourages a culture of continuous learning. All employees have access to the Civil Service Learning platform which gives access to training to improve job specific skills. Employees are entitled to a minimum number of annual training days. The British Embassy promotes and demonstrates the key values of Professionalism, Respect and Honesty. Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in The Netherlands and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.
Expected salary: €4966.44 per month
Location: Den Haag, Zuid-Holland
Job date: Mon, 10 May 2021 07:10:24 GMT
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