Location: Istanbul, Turkey
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office exists to promote the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. We are looking to appoint an outstanding individual to take on the dual role of HM Consul-General Istanbul and HM Trade Commissioner Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
As HM Consul-General Istanbul, you will represent the UK in the world’s fourth biggest city, seen by many as the world’s meeting place and a city of huge strategic and commercial importance to the UK Government. As such, this role attracts much Whitehall interest, with regular Ministerial, Royal and VIP visits. You will provide strategic and corporate leadership for the 200 staff in the Consulate-General.
This is a role working jointly with both the FCO and the Department for International Trade (DIT). The DIT is an international economic department whose mission is to enable the UK to trade its way to prosperity, stability and security by helping businesses export, securing inward and outward investment, opening up markets, and championing free trade.
As HM Trade Commissioner for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, you will be responsible for growing the economic and commercial relationship between the UK and a diverse region of 14 countries including Turkey and Russia. Operating with strategic trading partners, you will help to create jobs and prosperity in the UK through attracting high quality foreign direct investment, driving high-value campaigns for exports and promote Global Britain and the UK plc brand.
The ideal individual will bring experience of leading a diverse and geographically dispersed team within a complex organisation, a track record of ensuring operations are aligned with customer and stakeholder needs, and experience of international business development. Likewise, they will be able to demonstrate a network of successful business relationships, ideally with contacts in the region, as well as, more generally, gravitas, interpersonal effectiveness and a strategic approach to communication.
For further information about the role, please download the Candidate Pack under Supporting Documentation.
Closing date for applications is: 23:55 GMT on Sunday 5th April 2020