View Vacancy - JPN (Tokyo) - Investment Projects Lead, Executive Officer

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Department for Business and Trade (DBT)

Main Purpose of Job:

Working in a small team with Head of Investment and Deputy Head of Investment for Japan and APAC, this role will support the management of the investment team across Japan (~15 people) and the APAC region (~30 people). 

The role will involve leading on special projects, such as scoping and setting up the British Ambassador’s Japan Investment Council; supporting the region’s engagement with the Minister for Investment; and supporting Head of Investment and Deputy Head of Investment to manage the Japan and APAC investment teams. 

What will the Jobholder be Expected to Achieve:

Delivering special investment projects

The role will include leading on a number of special investment projects in the region, which may include:

  • Coordinating the APAC region’s engagement with the Global Investment Summit, to be held in London in November 2023, which will bring together more than 200 CEOs of multinational companies and investment corporations and showcase the UK as a world-leading investment destination
  • Scoping and setting up the British Ambassador’s Japan Investment Council, an advisory body on UK Japan investment, with support and oversight from the Head of Investment

Supporting the region’s engagement with the Minister for Investment

We work closely with Minister for Investment Lord Johnson and are focussed on delivering his vision to strengthen relationships with capital investors across the region. The role will include preparing for engagement with the Minister, and supporting delivery of his vision, including by:

  • Preparing papers for meetings with the Minister
  • Refining our approach to stakeholder engagement, including stakeholder mapping to understand current status of relationships across the region
  • Working with colleagues in London to support delivery of our investment approach

Supporting Head of Investment and Deputy Head of Investment in managing the Japan investment team and APAC investment teams

Working in a small team with Head of Investment and Deputy Head of Investment for Japan and APAC, this role will support the management of the Japan and APAC investment teams, including:

  • Managing our regional Investment Deep Dive Project, commissioned by His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the region, and ensuring that its conclusions are taken forward across the region, including through our senior leadership conference
  • Supporting our performance management, including preparing for and reporting on our quarterly investment reviews
  • Organising high level investor events at the embassy

Resources Managed (staff and expenditure): None

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience working in an organisation
  • Experience working across teams and collaborating to deliver projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines and rapidly changing priorities while building positive working relationships with colleagues
  • Can-do attitude, flexible and willing to take on new challenges as they arise

Language Requirements:

  • English
  • Native

Experience working with teams based in different countries

Communicating and Influencing, Delivering at Pace, Leadership, Seeing the Big Picture
3 December 2023
Executive Officer (EO)
Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Asia Pacific
British Embassy
JPY 524,599 per month
1 January 2024

This role is advertised as a 3-month fixed-term contract or until end of March 2024.

  • 1 month salary bonus equivalents payable in June and December
    (Note: Salary may be reduced due to tax status)
  • Commuting allowance of up to JPY35,000 per month (paid on an actual cost basis)
  • 25 days paid annual leave (calculated pro rata)
  • Health Insurance and Employee pension (kenko hoken/kosei nenkin)
  • Employment Insurance (koyou hoken)

Working Patterns: 

Full time and office based. 37.5 hours per week. Part timing working and other flexible working may be considered.

Applicants must be able to secure a local work permit.

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