View Vacancy - AUS (Open in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane) - Trade Development Manager - Financial & Professional Services DIT, B3(L)

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)

Main purpose of job:

The Trade Development Manager will be responsible for helping UK Financial and Professional Services companies to enter the Australian market and provide support to UK companies already in Australia to grow their businesses. The role will involve developing and delivering an effective engagement strategy, in conjunction with the Sector Lead, that evaluates and delivers on market opportunity for UK companies in the Financial Services and Professional Services sector. There will be a need to work in close collaboration with the DIT team based in Auckland, New Zealand to deliver DIT priorities and contribute to the achievement of export win targets and grow UK-ANZ relationships.

The trade team in Australia works closely with the British Consul General on the UK’s wider prosperity agenda. The job holder will also be required to collaborate and liaise with the British Consul General on visits, programmes and prosperity work.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Working collaboratively with teams across Australia and New Zealand to identify relevant contacts in market and developing sector propositions for the Financial and Professional Services industries which accurately reflect the scale and value of the opportunity for UK companies.
  • Develop and deliver a strategic engagement plan to establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in market that will benefit UK companies doing business in Australia.
  • Conduct business research, produce sector reports, evaluate and disseminate business opportunities and market intelligence to support UK firms make informed decisions about opportunities in the agreed sectors.
  • As an integral part of the ANZ sector network, contribute to export win targets through identification of and engagement with export ready UK companies.
  • Represent the UK Government effectively at various events in the Australian market, meet and brief UK businesses independently on the market and assist with the development of market entry and market growth strategies.
  • Provide event management for UK company launches, trade missions, exhibitions, and conferences, as well as, other internal and external DIT events
  • Contribute to planning and logistics for VIP visits including senior UK Government officials.
  • Track, evaluate and report on outcomes of activities.  Maintain accurate and up to date records and reporting in data management platforms.
  • Contribute to the corporate agenda of the British Consulate and the whole UK Government Australian network. 

Essential on arrival:

  • The successful candidate will be comfortable working with multiple stakeholders to deliver results that benefit the UK economy.
  • The ability to prioritise workloads effectively and achieve corporate targets, ensuring an appropriate level of assistance is provided to customers.
  • Work effectively as part of a wider virtual network team, managing expectations accordingly and contributing to campaigns across a range of sectors.
  • Strong communication skills essential with customers, colleagues and team members.
  • Ability to work proactively and build networks and contacts across a range of organisations.
  • Good organisational and programme arranging skills.
  • Ability to work successfully in a matrix structure.

Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes
6 May 2021
B3 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
Asia Pacific
Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
British Consulate General
$ 77,739 per annum + annual leave loading and 11% superannuation
1 June 2021

This role advertised is a Permanent role.

Salary is at AU$77,739 per annum (paid out monthly), plus 11% superannuation.

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

The Australia network offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities, including job-specific training as necessary and broader learning linked to the FCDO Diplomatic Academy. There are opportunities to job-shadow other staff, and the successful applicant will be encouraged to take part in broader British Consulate-General's activities. The British Consulate-General is committed to providing all staff with learning and development (L&D) opportunities and we will work with you to develop your own L&D plan.

Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount

Open to Australian citizens, permanent residents, and partners/dependents of UK-based diplomatic staff currently posted in Australia and candidates with local permit/right to work in Australia. 

Staff recruited locally by the British Consulate-General 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.

The British Consulate General supports flexible and remote working for all its employees. A flexible working culture is encouraged by senior leadership however please note, remote working may not be suitable for all roles or business areas. Any flexible and / or remote working arrangement should be agreed with the employee’s line manager.

Your application must be submitted before 23:55 AEST-Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC/ GMT +10) on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”

Applications must include a current CV.

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.

Advertised start date is provisional and subject to completion of reference and security checks.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.