View Vacancy - IL - Trade and Investment Officer (AO)
The British Embassy in Israel is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and has an exciting opportunity for a Trade and Investment Officer under Department for Business and Trade (DBT).
During these difficult times, we continue to look out for those who need employment with the aim of providing stability. This is a hybrid position and particular flexibility is given during these challening times.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, international and diverse working environment. The successful candidate will provide assistance and work closely with the senior managers to help ensure that DBT team provides first class support to Israeli companies looking to invest into to the UK and British companies exporting to Israel.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Develop relationships with Israeli companies with the potential to expand into the UK, from initial contact through to successfully landing investment into the UK, as well as providing account management as necessary to existing investors.
- Delivery of investment related work including lead generation, investment meetings, event organisation and delivery, VIP visits and related briefing and reporting according to Embassy requirements.
- Maintain and update the Capital Investment project pipeline.
- Assist Head of Exports in responding to inquiries
- Assist in the organisation of Department for Business and Trade events and official visits.
- On occasion, attending out of hours social networking functions.
- Engage with and involve other government departments within the Embassy including Science and Innovation, UK-Israel Tech hub and others to achieve wider Embassy objectives.
- Responsible for promoting social media activities for the Trade Team. Increase engagement by promoting the Department for Business and Trade’s brand, services and events on social media channels, liaising with the Communications team as necessary.
- Additional tasks as required by the team.
The above list is not exhaustive and the jobholder will be required to be flexible and take on other ad hoc tasks as required.
Key behaviours required:
- Delivering at Pace - Take responsibility for delivering timely and quality results with focus and drive.
- Working Together - Form effective partnerships and relationships with people both internally and externally, from a range of diverse backgrounds, sharing information, resources and support.
- Communicating and Influencing - Communicate purpose and direction with clarity, integrity and enthusiasm. Respect the needs, responses and opinions of others.
- Seeing the Big Picture - Understand how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives. Recognise the wider Civil Service priorities and ensure work is in the national interest.
- Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English.
- Minimum 2 years business/office experience.
- Exceptional planning and organisational skills, the ability to work independently, apply initiative, problem solve and work under pressure to meet multiple and changing priorities, deadlines and objectives.
- Excellent team player who can take initiative with the ability to take a wider perspective.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Confident when dealing with senior government officials, visiting VIPs and high-level private sector contacts.
- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and ability to quickly learn new programmes.
- Basic operational knowledge of Hebrew.
- University degree or equivalent.
- Organisational experience.
- Experience of working in a trade and investment environment.
- Experienced and comfortable with Social Media platforms.
If you are selected for this position, we will be able to employ you as long as you:
- Receive the appropriate level of security clearance; and
- Are able to work legally in Israel.
Working hours and remuneration:
The Embassy aims to offer an attractive working environment and remuneration package for this role, including a non-negotiable salary of ILS 11,500 per month plus transport allowance and social benefits: Pension employer contribution 7.5% and Keren Hishtalmut employer contribution 7.5%.
No accommodation nor relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. Parking facilities are not provided nor paid for by the Embassy.
This position is for a full-time employment, on a permanent contract, subject to a 4-month probationary period.
Working hours is 37.5 per week. Normal working hours are Monday to Thursday 8:00-16:00 and Friday 8:00-13:30. This is a hybrid position. Flexibility will be required from the candidate, including occasional evening events and some travel locally.
Any flexible working patterns may be considered based on operational requirements and agreement with the line manager, and in line with FCDO and Embassy policies.
The Embassy is committed to providing a wide range of learning and development (L&D) opportunities.
How to apply:
Interested candidates must include 1) an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) 2) motivation essay, in the relevant sections of the online application form, stating how you meet the requirements of the role; and 3) examples, in the relevant sections of the online application form, of how you meet the key behaviours and skills required.
Applications that do not include this information will not be considered.
Closing date of receiving applications is before 23:55 (Local Time) on 03 December 2023.
Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.
The recruitment process, including security clearance, is expected to take around two-three months. The security clearance process includes checks available in country and with UK, dependant on the security level required for the role and the candidates profile and UK footprint. You may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign, and we are working hard to minimise any disruption.
Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful at interview may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of six (6) months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate.
The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security-vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local labour law.
The British Embassy Tel Aviv is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
This opportunity is closed to applications.