View Vacancy - Senior Trade and Investment Adviser (Tech) (DIT Barcelona) ESP22.603
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The British Embassy in Spain is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now recruiting for the position of Senior Trade and Investment Adviser (Tech), based in Barcelona, Spain.
The Senior Trade and Investment Adviser will be responsible for leading on the promotion of closer commercial ties between the UK and Spain in the Tech sector (technology, telecoms and digital sectors, including tech for financial and professional services). This involves raising the profile of the UK sector, supporting UK companies’ exports to Spain, attracting and supporting Spanish Tech companies to set up and expand operations in the UK, and identifying and removing barriers to trade in this key strategic sector.
It includes significant autonomy to set strategic direction and priorities,and can rely on the support of DIT colleagues in the wider Spain network, in the UK and Europe.
The role is based in the British Consulate-General Barcelona, reporting directly to the Director of Trade and Investment. The Senior Trade and Investment Adviser may be called upon to deputise for the Director of the team in senior management meetings and at external events.
Roles and responsibilities:
This is an (HEO) grade, full-time, permanent contract. The working hours are 37.5 hours per week, following the Embassy hybrid working policy, which allows for remote working for up to two days a week on average.,
The successful candidate is subject to a confirmation of a background check, security clearance and the successful completion of a probationary period.
The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Spanish Social Security Scheme and will therefore not be entitled to any gratuity from the Embassy based on gross annual salary.
The Embassy is a Diplomatic Mission with tax exempt status and does not collect taxes for other States. Employees are fully responsible for payment of income tax at the legally required rate. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Spain are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local Spanish employment law.
Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Spain 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.
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.
FCDO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancelation or reschedule costs. The FCDO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.