Location: Mumbai, India
The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps UK businesses to export, secures inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade agreements and champions free trade. DIT makes a real difference to UK companies pursuing deals, from deal origination and UK Export Finance support to tackling market access barriers.
The work of the department has never been more crucial both in terms of leading the UK’s strategy as an independent trading nation and its recovery on the international scene in a post Covid-19 world. Our Export Strategy sets out how government supports businesses of all sizes to make the most of the opportunities presented by markets around the world.
India is one of the UK’s most important trade and investment partners. The relationship is of major macroeconomic significance for both countries: India is currently a significant investor in the UK economy, similarly the UK reciprocates this by being one of the largest investors in India. We are now seeking a motivated a talented professional to play a pivotal role in this relationship.
This is a high-profile, exciting and critical post - responsible for all DIT activity in Western India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. You will also have additional responsibility as a Deputy High Commissioner for Western India leading over 70 people, as well as other notable roles, such as acting as a member of India Network’s Board of Management. The role attracts interest from a wide range of stakeholders from Ministers, as well as senior business figures and organisations, such as CBI and British Chambers.
The post-holder will be required to help grow the economic and commercial relationship between the UK and India by attracting high quality foreign direct investment; driving high-value campaigns for exports and projecting the right image and brand for the UK. While the role is primarily based in Mumbai there will be travel across India and beyond.
This role presents a unique challenge and we are looking for candidates with experience of leading complex and demanding organisations with significant budgets. The ideal individual will have a strong commercial acumen having worked in commercial environments in businesses overseas. The candidate will have excellent collaboration skills that will be conducive to leading the regions trade and investment on behalf of the UK government. A track record of leading and managing a diverse group of staff will be intrinsic to your success.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE A BRITISH NATIONAL TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE
For further information about the role, please see under Supporting Documentation below:
Closing date for applications is: 23:55 BST on Sunday 10th July 2022