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HM Trade Commissioner South Asia

  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • Salary: Up to £110k, plus allowances
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: 931306
  • Sector: Central Government

Job description Date posted: 23/07/2019


Supporting Documentation

INFORMATION PACK

ANNEX A - DIVERSITY MONITORING FORM

ANNEX B - CANDIDATE SUMMARY FORM

ANNEX C - GUARANTEED INTERVIEW SCHEME FORM



Closing date for applications is Monday 9th September 2019 at 23:55 GMT

The Department for International Trade (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. Our Export Strategy sets out how government will support businesses of all sizes to make the most of the opportunities presented by markets around the world, ensuring that Britain becomes a global leader in free trade once we leave the European Union (EU).

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 the third largest investor in the UK and the UK is the largest investor in India. The UK is also India’s biggest trading partner in Europe. 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. HM Trade Commissioner for South Asia is responsible for all DIT activity in Western India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. You will also have responsibility as a Deputy High Commissioner for the region. The role attracts much Whitehall interest, with regular Ministerial, Royal and VIP visits. The post-holder will be required to help grow the economic and commercial relationship between the UK & India by: influencing the government of India, attracting high quality foreign direct investment; driving high-value campaigns for exports and projecting the right image and brand for the UK.

This role presents a unique challenge and we are looking for candidates with first class leadership attributes, drive and ambition. The ideal individual will bring experience of providing strategic leadership to a large and complex organisation, a track record of ensuring operations are aligned with customer and stakeholder needs, and experience of international business development. As such, they will be able to demonstrate a network of successful business relationships and contacts at a very senior level in the region as well as, more generally, interpersonal effectiveness and a strategic approach to communication.

For further information about the role, please see the candidate pack under Supporting Documentation.

Closing date for applications is: 9th September 2019 23.55hrs GMT

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