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Job Category: Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Job Subcategory: DIT
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The British Embassy in Brussels is part of a world-wide network of nearly 270 Diplomatic Posts, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are looking for a trade adviser to join the Department for International Trade (DIT) team.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) promotes British trade and investment around the world, helps to build an appetite for British goods and services globally and works to encourage foreign investment into the UK.
The main purpose of this role is to respond to export related enquiries from UK business and support the marketing and communications activities of the DIT team.
The successful candidate will support the European Trade Hub by connecting high potential British exporters, including innovative SMEs and Mid-Sized Businesses, to supply chains in Belgium. Core element of the role is to deliver practical support to these UK companies, including providing market information and representation towards potential clients. The job holder will also work proactively with the regional network to communicate opportunities to business, in areas aligned to UK industrial strengths, as part of a broader promotional programme. In parallel, the job holder will support the digital communication and marketing strategy of the wider DIT team.
This is an exciting and varied role to promote the UK to an important trading partner country. We are therefore looking for a motivated and commercially driven self-starter who is able to deliver a quality service within the agreed time frame and able to manage the different priorities of the role.
Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.
Application deadline:12 December 2021
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Temporary
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Salary Currency: EUR
Start Date: 1 March 2022
This is a fixed-term contract of 12 months, full-time for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week, A2 level. The monthly gross salary for this position is € 3,555.19, A2 level. In addition, we offer an extensive salary package, which includes a 13th month, luncheon vouchers, pension scheme , optional hospitalisation insurance (subject to monthly employee contribution), reimbursement of public transport and a lot more. We offer more days of annual leave than the Belgian requirements.
Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.
Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.
The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.
Passport: officers are expected to be in possession of a passport due to the possibility that they may be asked to undertake business travel.
Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Belgium and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.
Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.
We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.
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