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View Vacancy - RoK - Assistant Trade Officer A1

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

To help UK companies win business in Korea in the advanced manufacturing sectors by supporting the team in arranging visits and event, conducting market research and responding to enquiries. In addition to support, the smooth running of the wider DIT team by managing team-wide administration tasks.


Support High Value Campaign (HVC) in the Marine/Offshore Engineering sector

  • Assist in developing and implementing action plans
  • Assist in identifying opportunities and business partners for UK exporters
  • Provide relevant logistical and administrative support for campaign activities


Support team’s work on other Advanced Manufacturing sectors, including Infrastructure and Energy

  • Assist in developing action plans
  • Assist in identifying opportunities and business partners for UK exporters
  • Provide relevant logistical and administrative support for activities in these sectors


Respond to general enquiries of the team and work on market research deliveries and Data Management

  • Answer general enquiries from Korean and UK companies & provide relevant information as requested
  • Assist with delivery of market research enquiries
  • Undertake routine system/database data entry work
  • Assist procurement and financial management processes


General DIT Administrative support

  • IT Stock Management
  • Translation of documents
  • Assist with other relevant team-wide admin work when necessary
  • Ability to write concise correspondence and reports for companies in the UK
  • Ability to work on own initiative and/or as part of a team
  • Exemplary organisational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • IT skills, including Microsoft Office, social media
  • Customer relationship management skills
  • Financial management experience
  • Research skills
Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
22 June 2017
A1 (L)
Fixed Term, Full-time
Asia Pacific
South Korea
British Embassy
10 July 2017

Standard working hours are from 0900 - 1715 Monday to Thursday and 0900 - 1700 Friday.


Working hours may be longer prior to the actual event and on the event days.


No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position.


The applicant must have or be able to obtain work authorisation in Korea in order to apply.


Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy Seoul are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Korean employment law.

All applications must be received before 22 June 2017 at 2355 Seoul time.


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.


Interviews for this position will commence during the week of 26 June 2017.


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

This opportunity is closed to applications.