View Vacancy - Trade and Investment Associate - Advanced Manufacturing and UN Trade (DIT), New York City

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 International Trade roles (DIT)

Main purpose of job:

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, 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.

Be a part of the Department for International Trade’s mission to drive more trade and investment between North America and the UK.  With a mature, high-spending consumer market and an open, liberal economy, world-class talent and a business-friendly regulatory environment, the UK is the leading destination for foreign investment in Europe, the second highest investment destination in the world, and the world’s sixth largest exporter and the second largest services exporter.

Based at the British Consulate General New York the Trade & Investment Associate supports the Trade & Investment Officer for the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sector throughout the Northeast of the United States.  You will be part of the North America team with responsibility for the Aerospace, Automotive, Chemicals, Space, Security, and UN Procurement sectors, as well as being a valued contributor to the New York based regional team.  You will also be working closely with regional colleagues based around the UK.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Identify and reach out to innovative companies in the Aerospace, Automotive, Chemicals and the EV Supply Chain sectors interested in establishing or expanding operations and R&D opportunities in the UK to build pipeline of ambitious foreign direct investment projects
  • Keep pace with market trends, incentives and centres of excellence in North America and the UK to identify commercial opportunities and provide informed advice to clients and stakeholders
  • Develop knowledge of the Automotive, Security, Cyber Security and UN Procurement markets in the New York region.
  • Support the Trade & Investment Officer in developing US market opportunities for a broad range of UK exporters
  • Support trade group visits and trade show events to foster economic opportunities for the UK and US
  • Support forging positive relationships with US and UK business leaders, trade associations, regional manufacturing and security providers and other key buyers/partners within the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing industries
  • Support high-profile visits, including UK Ministerial and VIP delegations through scheduling high-level meetings, organising activities, and preparing briefing materials
  • Consult with clients to manage and coordinate client events
  • Support cross-team projects to advance UK prosperity and trade policy goals
  • Provide operational and administrative support including maintaining client and project databases

Resources managed:


Language requirements:

Language: English

Level of language required: Excellent

Desired skills and experience:

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a professional and helpful manner
  • Ability to undertake research and follow market trends to identify new opportunities
  • Excellent organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • An interest in, or understanding of, the Advanced Engineering, Security and UN Procurement sectors. 
  • Ability to use a variety of online and social media tools 
  • Must be able to attend events outside of office hours and undertake travel within the US and UK up to 10% of your time

Under US State Department requirements, the UK Government in the US may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Permanent Residents or A visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at our office. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All selected candidates are subject to background checks and will require a security clearance prior to starting work. *A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defense Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas. 

Communicating and Influencing, Delivering at Pace, Managing a Quality Service, Seeing the Big Picture
30 November 2022
Executive Officer (EO)
Full-time, Permanent
Americas, Caribbean & Overseas Territories
United States
New York
British Consulate General
$28.28 Hourly
16 January 2023

Learning and development opportunities:

The British Embassy and its US Network is committed to all employee’s ongoing learning and development needs. We offer a comprehensive platform for personalised learning for everything from soft skill development (communicating with impact, handling difficult conversations, time management) to more technical or professional skills necessary to complete your job (software training, formal qualifications etc.).

About the Department for International Trade:

We employ over 150 people across North America, all united by our vision of a future where we champion open and fair global trading that drives growth, creates better jobs and higher wages, and improves living standards in the UK and around the world.  We seek talented team members with a passion and drive to help us promote exports to North America of British goods and services, two-way investment between the UK and North America, and mutual improved market access to help grow our bilateral trade (see  

We offer:

  • Generous leave package plus public holidays
  • Generous 401k matching
  • Excellent healthcare options
  • Paid sick leave
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • A great work-life balance including flexible start and finish times and a hybrid working model with staff splitting their time between working from home and the office
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance coverage
  • High quality L&D services with global sessions and events every day to help you develop and meet organisational needs, including up to 5 days paid leave each year to pursue your professional development
  • Inclusivity is one of our core values and we strive to treat everyone openly, fairly and equally.  All new team members learn about how they can contribute to an inclusive environment and the importance of diversity and inclusion

If this sounds like you and you are interested in joining us at this exciting time, apply using the button below. 

Working patterns:

This role is 40 hours a week. Working hours can be flexible around base office hours Monday – Friday 9.00 – 5:30

The British Embassy and its US Network embraces hybrid working, allowing its staff to typically work from home 2 or 3 times a week.  We are an organisation that also recognises the critical value of team work and we embrace and endorse collaboration by ensuring that all staff attend the office flexibly yet regularly. 

The UK Government operating in the US offers a substantial benefits package including generous leave, a choice of medical insurance, 401(k) matching up to 7%, extensive learning opportunities and a great work/life balance. Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary, eg some non-local national staff and some spouses or partners of UK diplomatic staff, will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. Internal candidates must inform their supervisor before they apply to a different position. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed. The British Embassy is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and to creating a diverse working environment, free from discrimination, where everyone is included and treated fairly, based on merit alone. We are an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions without regard to race, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or any other criterion protected by law.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.