Senior Investment Advisor

Job title: Senior Investment Advisor

Company: British Embassy

Job description: Senior Investment Advisor DIT21.207 The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow. Job Category : Department for International Trade roles (DIT) Job Subcategory : DIT Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) : Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption. 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 Senior Investment Advisor based at the Embassy to join the high performing Netherlands team. Working for the Department for International Trade (DIT), within the Investment team you will 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 Support the Head of Investment in 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. The role exists as part of a team and all staff are expected to be flexible in supporting colleagues, particularly at busy times. The British Embassy in the Netherlands currently has 3 position in DIT. Please also consider to apply for these two other roles: Senior Trade Advisor DIT NLD21.205 with special focus on Communications and Marketing Senior Trade Advisor DIT NLD21.206 Essential qualifications, skills and experience 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 University degree, Business/Economics or applicable subject Minimum 3 years of business development experience Commercially focussed with a strong B2B background in an international environment 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*) A self-starter with the ability to organise self and work effectively Collaborate 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 Desirable qualifications, skills and experience A good understanding of the UK and/or Netherlands business environment including business drivers Knowledge or 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 : 14 June 2021 Grade : B3 (L) Type of Position : Full-time Working hours per week : 36.25 Region : Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia Country/Territory : Netherlands Location (City) : The Hague Type of Post : British Embassy Number of vacancies : 1 Starting monthly salary (EUR) : 3,855.50 Start Date : 1 August 2021 Other benefits and conditions of employment The successful candidate will initially be offered a one year employment contract at B3 level. The base salary for this position is € 3,855.50 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. The British Embassy in the Netherlands currently has 3 position in DIT. Please also consider to apply for these two other roles: Senior Trade Advisor DIT NLD21.205 with special focus on Communications and Marketing Senior Trade Advisor DIT NLD21.206 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. Additional information Additional Information (due to Covid-19): You may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption; Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action; Starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and it will be agreed with the selected candidate. 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. Under the terms of the UK/NL Double Taxation Convention (Article 18 1(b)(ii), UK nationals who move to The Netherlands to take up their new role at the Embassy/Consulate and UKB spouse who start working at the Embassy with no previous record of working in the Netherlands since the arrival of the UKB partner they accompany, will be placed on a tax abated salary if deemed to be eligible for Dutch income tax exemption on their salary. Qualifying staff will have no Dutch tax levied on their salary and will therefore be paid a lower salary abated by the amount of tax they would have had to pay if that local liability existed. A tax abated salary ensures a fair and comparable take home pay. Staff on tax abated salaries cannot claim tax benefits in The Netherlands but they are fully and comprehensively covered for social security and deemed to be resident local staff for all intents and purposes. *Please note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment levels please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.

Expected salary: €3855.5 per month

Location: Den Haag, Zuid-Holland

Job date: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 07:19:43 GMT

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