View Vacancy - Inward Investment Adviser (Department for International Trade)

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

Main purpose of job:

We are looking for a dynamic, high-calibre colleague who will make a real difference to the UK-India FDI relationship. Indian companies currently invest more in the UK than the rest of Western Europe combined. We need a colleague who will play a key role in retaining this top slot.

To promote the UK as the preferred inward investment destination to Indian Companies in the Northern region (covering Delhi NCR and 7 states), looking to invest and set up business operations overseas with emphasis on high value investment including technology tie ups, as well as research and development.

  • To conduct business development, relationship building with multipliers, report writing, event organisation and logistics support.
  • To assist and support the Delhi Inward Investment team and the wider India team, by managing the Data Hub maintaining interactions with contacts and pipeline maintenance

You will act as the face of the British Government to Indian companies and manage relationships with decision-makers in India’s leading corporate houses. You will develop and deliver a strong pipeline of current and future investment wins and support the wider Department for International Trade (DIT) India effort across a range of corporate objectives. You will be supported with opportunities to get the right learning and development, career development and opportunities to travel. You will join a high-performing, hybrid team of supportive colleagues which is growing. In summary a challenging position, with significant rewards for the right candidate.

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


To promote the UK offer to Indian companies looking to expand overseas and to assist in developing strategy for promotion of Inward Investment in Northern India and deliver to the targeted number of FDI wins.

To ensure that the number of Active projects recorded on Data Hub is a minimum of 5 times the target of Successes allocated to North India. While doing so, to maintain the quality parameters and sector focus set by DIT Headquarters, based in London.

To support and to contribute to the delivery of the annual investment targets set for the Northern region of India and that a healthy pipeline of future investment projects is developed through client –facing interactions, organising of events and tested activities. You will be responsible for delivery against some challenging targets.

To support the senior Inward Investment adviser, in proactively working with industry bodies such as Nasscom, CII, TiE, FICCI etc. to generate leads and visibility for the UK brand.


Ensure Data Hub is kept updated and refined with clear and accurate data on pipeline projects for North India. Provide assistance to the senior Inward Investment adviser and the team in progressing projects on Data Hub, and overlooking their progress across all sectors.  

Obtaining relevant reports and understanding the process relating to Projects on Data Hub in order to have wider conversations with members of the Investment team and colleagues at HQ where required.


To assist and support the senior Inward Investment adviser and the team in effective delivery of VVIP, Ministerial, Sector specialists etc visits by organising meetings with new and existing investors both within the UK and India to either influence their plans of expansion in the UK or to assist companies with taking the first step into the UK.


To support the team in delivering successful events, of all scales from organising Round Table discussions to large key events for the year and to ensure timely delivery of tasks & activities within the allocated budget.

To be accountable and responsible for personal and team finances throughout the year.

Language requirements:

Language: English

Level of language required: Spoken (Fluent) Written (Fluent)

Language: Hindi

Level of language required: Spoken (Fluent) Written (Good)

Essential on arrival:

  • Knowledge of the UK business market, investment offer and Indian company strengths and strategic plans will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience in the corporate world in India.   Knowledge of FDI and key drivers behind overseas investment is key to this role.
  • Be a graduate/post graduate with minimum 3 years of relevant business/marketing experience (candidates without the required academic qualifications but with exceptional practical experience will be considered).

Previous experience of working with an Indian company with operations in the UK and knowledge of the UK operation would be advantageous.

Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
23 April 2019
B3 (L)
South Asia & Afghanistan
New Delhi
British High Commission
1 May 2019

For British High Commission (BHC) candidates, the Local Staff BHC Terms & Conditions will apply.

For other than BHC candidates, salary will be Rs 58,642 per month together with a 12% provident fund and 6% Super annuation fund.

Additionally the BHC offers a great benefits package that includes annual domiciliary medical cover, plus a Group Hospitalisation Scheme with Rs 500,000 floater cover for your immediate family.

The BHC is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to increments and staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance.

Around half of our work force is women. We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment.

This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCO has anywhere across the globe.  We are aiming to make it the best.

What we want from you:

The Inward Investment Adviser will work for the Investment team based in New Delhi and support the Senior Inward Investment Adviser in various activities.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for day-to-day planning, organising, and reporting of activities related to projects in specific sectors in their virtual teams across posts within India.

The potential to learn and grow in this job is excellent. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to acquire various sectorial knowledge, and professional skills in marketing research, business development, consulting, visits and event management. The job will provide exposure to senior management contacts in leading Indian and UK companies as well as government bodies.

The successful candidate must:

  • be a self-starter and team player, proactive, able to act with minimal supervision with excellent self-management and interpersonal skills;
  • be able to take responsibility and deliver results, to a high standard, under pressure;
  • have a strong customer focus;
  • be fluent in written and spoken business English;
  • be confident in dealing on the phone and face to face with senior Indian and British business persons;
  • have strong analytical researching and report writing skills, be able to think critically, and solve problems;
  • be able to prioritise work and balance time between both the sectors effectively;
  • possess excellent administrative skills; and have good working knowledge of Windows based systems and MS Office applications and be capable of making effective use of office IT systems, including internet searches.

To Apply: 

Please note applications without (a),(b) and (c) will not be considered.

A.    Complete the Online Application Form

B.    Attach a detailed CV

C.    Complete the Motivation Segment in the Online Application Form

Internal candidates applying for this position need to upload their appraisal forms for the previous 2 years (if applicable) and also inform their current line managers. Else the application will not be considered.

We will accept only online applications by '23 April 2019' midnight.

Please Note:

Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquires will be dealt with.

The appointment will be subject to Police Verification and other checks including references, educational and professional.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, race, colour, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed. We are also open to applications from people who want to work flexibly.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.