View Vacancy - KL - DIT Assistant Trade Manager, Education, AO

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Department for International Trade (DIT)

Main purpose of job:

Asia Pacific represents a unique opportunity for the UK to grow its external trade. Education is a key sector priority, where the UK has a comepetive edge, especially in Malaysia.  

DIT Malaysia has developed new and innovative plans to deliver high value export wins for the UK; tackling  business opportunities and market access barriers through our G2G work and beyond.

The Assistant Trade Manager (ATM) will provide support to the Senior Trade Manager for Education, to deliver our Education trade campaign. This will include working with team in the wider High Commission; across APAC network and in the UK. 

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

  • Supporting UK education providers to win businesses in Malaysia through sound market advice; appropriate profiling opportunity and relevant market support based on available resources
  • Lead in marketing and promotional activities of education sector activities
  • Identify and promote tech export opportunities to UK education providers
  • Help build business networks and relationships for the education sector
  • Lead in knowledge management of the education sector including but not limited to  maintaining and updating our business pipeline, contacts list and directory; collating ad hoc and regular research materials such as news articles; preparing reports on meetings; managing budgets.
  • Organising events, trade activities, visits and workshops (in person or virtual)  and other in market support activities
  • Support in account management active UK education providers in Malaysia
  • Recording client interactions onto a dedicated CRM system
  • Provide necessary administrative support in the delivery of the education trade campaign.

The role will involve working with other DIT teams in the APAC region; with the DIT Education Sector Team in London. And with external partners in Malaysia and the UK.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a high profile, busy and ambitious team, in engaging the public and private sectors to delivering a diverse range of activities including high profile visits and major events. 

  • An individual with a can-do attitude and enthusiasm to learn.
  • Capable of working independently under minimal supervision, and also as a Team Player.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and multi-task.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a natural affinity to building relationships and networks, and to managing stakeholders.
  • Flexible and versatile.  
    Proficient in MS Office and excellent IT skills.

Language requirements: 

Language: English and Bahasa Malaysia

Level of language required: Proficient in both written and spoken

Experience within the education sector in Malaysia; qualifications related to the sector, experience within the Malaysian or UK Government.
Communicating and Influencing, Delivering at Pace, Managing a Quality Service, Working Together
23 November 2022
Administrative Officer (AO)
Full-time, Permanent
Asia Pacific
Kuala Lumpur
British High Commission
MYR 4,195
13 February 2023

The British High Commission offers a competitive remuneration package, benefits, leave entitlement of 20 days per annum (calculated on pro rata basis) and a range of learning and development opportunities including courses, access to significant on line training materials and on the job learning and development opportunities.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is committed to developing its staff, working hard to provide a comprehensive learning and development offer. Staff have access to a wide variety of online resources through the Diplomatic Academy and Civil Service Learning. Staff are strongly encouraged to take advantage of all the available opportunities.

The job-holder will be required to take some specific training courses related to their role. All new staff undertake a workplace induction and there are a number of mandatory e-learning courses covering areas such as diversity, health and safety, and information management.

In addition to formal training, collaboration with a wide range of colleagues will deliver on-the-job learning experiences, including

  • Working in a diplomatic mission;
  • Understanding how UK international development assistance is managed / implemented;
  • Understanding effective programme management (including Monitoring, Reporting, Evaluation, and Learning).

Working patterns:

Normal working hours are 36.25 per week: 8:00am to 4:30pm from Mondays to Thursdays and 8:00am-1:15pm on Fridays. 

BHC in Kuala Lumpur supports and promotes flexible working as a crucial part of our inclusive offering. 

Please note that your application must be submitted before 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen. 

Incomplete application forms will not be taken into consideration, so please ensure you provide the information requested. Only shortlisted candidates for interview will be contacted. Interviewees will be assessed on the core competencies listed above. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified via the system in due time. 

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

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