View Vacancy - Inward Investment Adviser, Grade – EO, Chennai

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 identity, 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.
Department for Business and Trade roles (DBT)
Department for Business and Trade (DBT)

Note: All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, experience-based segment and the behaviours and technical/ professional skills-based questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the application forms only for all the required details. Forms that are incomplete in any respect will not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.’

Main purpose of job:

To promote the UK as the preferred inward investment destination to Indian companies looking to invest and set up business operations overseas.

Identifying potential Indian inward investors primarily from the Tamil Nadu, occasionally for wider South India. To work as a trusted advisor to the leadership of prospective investors in helping them build their UK growth strategy, assisting them to set up their business or expand further in the UK. To keep a close watch and focus on important sectors like Technology, Creative Industries and Advanced Engineering for Tamil Nadu.

Design, develop and manage an active pipeline of companies from important Tier 2 cities such as Coimbatore, Madurai etc.

We reserve the right to review, revise or amend the roles and responsibilities from time to time reflecting the changing needs of business.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • Lead Generation & Research: To support the Senior Inward Investment Advisers (SIIA) in lead generation/identification of potential inward investors based in South India and contribute in maintaining a healthy pipeline of active projects.
  • Company visits/sales: Undertake company-visit programmes on prospective and active inward investment projects advocating UK’s strengths as Europe’s no. 1 inward investment destination and secure their investment into the UK.
  • Marketing & Sales: Assist in the successful delivery of outreach, conferences, and promotional GREAT events in the Marketing plan and other ad hoc visits by VIP/senior officials to the Post. Follow up with the leads as a result of our participation.
  • Databases / Reporting on projects: Maintain an up-to-date record of interactions with companies on the DIT’s Customer Data Management System and effective reporting to HQ on the status of projects. Support the SIIAs in the region on the effective delivery of a co-ordinated regional target for the India network.
  • Support & Maintenance: Maintain active contact with significant existing investors with a view to assist in their expansion plans. Support in regular follow up with active & pursuit projects.
  • Miscellaneous: Attend networking events, report case studies on successful investments, maintain stock of publications & incentive items for events, report/manage spending in local budget, raise Purchase Orders and enhance relationship with industry associations and multiplier agencies for lead generation

Language requirements:

Language:  English (essential) /Tamil (desirable)
Level of language required:  Expert for English

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • DBT provides sufficient on the job and external L&D opportunities as required.
  • All mandatory training will need to be completed on joining.
Qualifications: Graduate/Postgraduate from reputed University.

•    Knowledge of FDI and business drivers.
•    Have a Graduate level education with 3-4 years of relevant business/marketing experience.
•    Be an energetic, self-starter, with high standard of spoken & written business English.
•    Be confident in dealing over phone and face-to-face with a wide range of senior India and British business contacts.
•    Be customer focussed and strong team player, with good interpersonal and time management skills.
•    Excellent event organisation and management skills.
•    Excellent IT skills.
Desirable:

•    Basic knowledge of industry sectors in India - ICT, Advance Engineering, Creative.
•    Knowledge on UK’s key strengths as an investment destination for overseas businesses would be advantageous.
Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
14 December 2023
Executive Officer (EO)
Full-time, Permanent
40
South Asia & Afghanistan
India
Chennai
British Deputy High Commission
1
INR
INR 75,359 per month along with 12% Provident Fund and 6% Superannuation Fund.
15 January 2024

For British High Commission candidates, the Country Based Staff BHC Terms & Conditions will apply.

For other than BHC candidates, salary will be all-inclusive of INR 75,359 per month along with 12% Provident Fund and 6% Superannuation Fund.

Additionally, the BHC offers a great benefits package that includes annual domiciliary medical cover, plus a Group Hospitalisation Scheme with INR 500,000 floater cover for your immediate family.

No relocation or any other related costs or assistance will be provided.

Please note - BHC does not deduct tax at source and employees are required to ensure that any requirements of local income-tax law are complied with in full. Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary, e.g., some non-local national staff and some spouses or partners of UK diplomatic staff, will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.   

The BHC is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to increments and staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance.

Around half of our work forces are women.  We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment.

This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCO has anywhere across the globe.  We are aiming to make it the best.

Note: All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, experience-based segment and the behaviours and technical/ professional skills-based questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the application forms only for all the required details. Forms that are incomplete in any respect will not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.’

Please note - Provident Fund Transfer in and out from EPFO is not possible as BHC PF is managed by a private PF trust governed by Indian Income Tax Act, 1961. The staff still has the option to transfer out and in from a privately held PF trust which are not governed by EPFO.

Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders will need have, or be able to obtain, a valid special work permit issued from Government of India (GOI) to work in the British High Commission (BHC). BHC will not be able to sponsor work visas or obtain/ assist with the special work permit from GOI. Offers of employment made to OCI card holders will be conditional upon candidates obtaining a special work permit.

Note: For requisite special permission to take up employment in any foreign Diplomatic Missions in India, OCI Cardholder must visit https://ociservices.gov.in

Please note – successful applicants will be offered employment on Country Based Staff (CBS) terms and conditions. This is not a permanent UK Civil Service position and does not attract diplomatic immunities and privileges (other than what an individual may already hold if they are a recognised partner/family member of a serving diplomat).

To Apply: 

Please note applications without (a) and (b) will not be considered.

  1. Complete the Online Application Form
  2. Complete the Experience, Behaviour and Technical/ Professional skills-based questions segment in the Online Application Form
  3. Applicants need to answer the questions based on your professional experience. Refrain from use AI based tools to avoid application from getting rejected.

Internal candidates applying for this position need to inform their current line managers, else the applications will not be considered.

We will accept only online applications by 14 December 2023 (latest by 23:55 hours IST).

Please note that all the applicants will be required to strictly adhere to the security guidelines for British High Commission

Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and no telephone enquires will be dealt with. Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’.  If during the reserve period of 6 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate.

The appointment will be subject to Police Verification and other checks including references, medical, educational and professional.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, race, colour, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed. We are also open to applications from people who want to work flexibly.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

This opportunity is closed to applications.