Senior Trade Adviser (Communications and Marketing)

Job title: Senior Trade Adviser (Communications and Marketing)

Company: British Embassy

Job description: Senior Trade Adviser NLD21.205 with special focus on Communications and Marketing 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 Trade Advisor based at the Embassy to join the high performing Netherlands team. Working for the Department for International Trade, you will contribute to the UK’s prosperity and strengthen the UK-NL trade relationship by actively supporting UK exporters and connecting them to Dutch clients. You will drive the development of UK trade in the Netherlands in two assigned sectors, working on export promotion campaigns with colleagues across the UK and other European markets. As Senior Trade Advisor, the job holder will seek to build and strengthen relationships with commercial partners, looking to uncover the next market opportunities for UK business. The Trade 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. You will support innovative UK companies with market intelligence and network opportunities. This position will primarily focus on Consumer & Retail and Health & Life Sciences. This job holder will also be the Communications and Marketing champion of the team. This is a challenging and varied role and presents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and commercially driven professional with excellent account management skills and commercial drive. Applicants should ideally be able to start as soon as possible. Roles and Responsibilities Working as part of the Netherlands trade and investment team to deliver the DIT country plan and annual trade objectives Focus on two sectors that add most value to the UK economy – expected to be Consumer & Retail and Health & Life Sciences Ensure knowledge of assigned sectors is up to date; preparing market briefings and industry notes to share with internal and external stakeholders Providing professional advice and support to UK companies wishing to develop business in The Netherlands; handling enquiries from businesses and conducting bespoke market research Identifying business opportunities in The Netherlands and matching them with relevant UK solutions Develop and deliver marketing and business development activities, highlighting the strengths of the UK’s sector propositions, such as (virtual) network events, trade missions and social media activities Establish strong relationships with stakeholders in the assigned sectors, including commercial partners, business and trade associations and government institutions, both in The Netherlands and in the UK Represent DIT and the Embassy at external events, including occasional speaking engagements Identify leads and opportunities for British business. Horizon spot to ensure constant sector development, ensuring resource is being used effectively Be the Communications and Marketing champion of the team, overseeing the team’s events calendar and social media channels and providing the liaison /link into the Europe Region Communications & Marketing bubble Proactively contribute to the DIT Netherlands team and the wider economic diplomacy agenda of the Embassy Support the identification and removal of market access barriers to ensure business benefits The job description is subject to changes and may evolve over time and in response to changing circumstances. The role exists as part of a team and all staff are expected to be flexible in supporting colleagues, particularly at busy times. 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 Experience in a marketing, international business development, consultancy or trade/investment promotion discipline A self-starter, demonstrating a pro-active and entrepreneurial attitude; with the ability to organise self and work effectively A strong team player with good social skills Strong ability to network and interact Good customer relationship management skills Ability to deal with customers at senior levels of decision making Ability to prioritise, effectively manage and execute multiple and competing tasks within the agreed deadlines Full proficiency in MS Office applications and use of social media Effective communication skills (both written and verbal), strong presentation skills 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, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service 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 : Netherland 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 NLD21.206 Senior Investment Advisor DIT NLD21.207 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 07:30:36 GMT

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