View Vacancy - AUS (Sydney) - Trade Development Officer, A2

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Department for International Trade (DIT)

The purpose of the job is to provide support for the delivery of DIT’s trade services to assist UK companies to succeed in the Australian market, as well as, to contribute to broader UK Department for International (DIT) team objectives.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Delivering high quality chargeable services to UK companies seeking to explore opportunities in the Australian market including research analysis and reporting on a range of sectors including, but not limited to, Transport infrastructure (rail and airports) and construction.
  • Seeking, identifying and reporting export opportunities to build a pipeline of opportunities for UK companies using various sources including market intelligence, stakeholder engagement and online tendering portals.
  • Taking appropriate action to respond efficiently and appropriately to UK company enquiries and support relationship management of key UK companies.
  • Develop and maintain relevant professional working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including industry associations
  • Representing DIT at client meetings, functions and events in a professional manner.
  • Providing programme support and scheduling to companies on market visits and trade delegations.
  • Providing event management for British company launches, trade missions, exhibitions, and conferences as well as other internal and external DIT events.
  • Collaborating with the Marketing and Communications Team to develop and implement communications plans to increase brand awareness and recognition for UK firms. May include use of social media to highlight business opportunities, good news stories, and market trends.
  • Contributing as an active member of the ANZ Infrastructure sector team, in particular, supporting the ANZ Infrastructure High Value Campaign and supporting the Sydney based DG trade and investment in contacts with relevant senior stakeholders in NSW.
  • Maintain and update client database.
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with high level research and analysis with the capacity to collate and synthesis information for a wide variety of sources and tailor information to diverse audiences. The candidate will also demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills and the capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with range of internal and external stakeholders. The candidate will have the capacity to work collaboratively within a team but also demonstrate the ability to produce work autonomously. A high level of organisational skills with ability to work at pace and under pressure to achieve results is essential. Competency and experience with Microsoft Office Suite. 
Previous exposure to the infrastructure sector with experience with research intelligence tools, such as IBISWorld and customer relations management systems.
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering at Pace
6 June 2018
A2 (L)
Fixed Term
24 months
Asia Pacific
British Consulate General
$62,473 per annum
16 July 2018

Salary is at $62,473 per annum (paid out monthly), plus 11% superannuation. 

Initial appointment is for two years. The formal job description may be subject to amendment in the future.

Appointment is subject to an AFP records check and UK security clearance.

Open only to Australian citizens and permanent residents in Australia.

Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission and its Consulates is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Australian employment law.

The British Government supports flexible working practices. Interstate applicants will be required to meet their own travel and relocation expenses.

All applications must be received before 11:55PM AEST-Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC/ GMT +10) on 06 June 2018.

The successful candidate should be able to start as soon as possible.

Incomplete application forms will not be taken into consideration, so please ensure you provide the information requested. We regret to advise that we will only be contacting short-listed candidates. Applicants called for an interview will be assessed on the core competencies listed above.

To those applicants not short-listed, we extend our appreciation for considering the British Government as a potential employer.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.