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Senior Market Adviser
British Embassy

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 10.8.2018

The British Embassy in Helsinki is part of a world-wide network representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for a Senior Market Adviser (maternity leave cover).

Department for International Trade’s Trade & Investment section works with UK-based businesses to ensure UK-based companies’ success in international markets and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice. The open position is in the section’s Investment area. 

Senior Market Adviser (Investment) works to increase high quality foreign direct investment from Finland to the UK. This involves identifying Finnish companies interested in establishing a presence in the UK or expanding existing operations through various lead generation activities, and assisting companies in setting up a subsidiary in the UK or expanding by providing market information and advice in collaboration with DIT’s networks in the UK. The Senior Market Adviser is expected to collaborate with other sections of the British Embassy on joint initiatives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively source and develop high quality leads for new or expansion-driven foreign direct investment (FDI) across a variety of sectors.  
  • Independently and proactively work with DIT’s network of delivery partners in the UK to provide required support to bring FDI projects successfully to the UK. 
  • Develop and organise activities and missions either independently or in collaboration with partners to increase the UK’s visibility and attractiveness as investment destination within the Finnish business community.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Proven commercial experience, preferably in business development and company internationalisation.
  • 2-3 years’ of relevant work experience, preferably in international environment.
  • Knowledge of the Finnish economy and main industries.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about a wide range of business sectors.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Finnish.
  • Excellent organisational skills, an ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently, as well as a member of a small team

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • General knowledge of the UK’s business environment.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following sectors: Creative/Digital Industries, Life Sciences, Renewable Energy/Cleantech, Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing.

Required competencies: Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally

  • Application deadline: 31 August 2018
  • Grade: B3 (L)
  • Type of Position: Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
  • Working hours per week: 36.25
  • Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  • Country/Territory: Finland
  • Location (City): Helsinki
  • Type of Post: British Embassy
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Starting monthly salary (EUR): 3,712.27 gross
  • Start Date: 1 October 2018

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

This is a full-time temporary contract of 36.25 hours per week for a maternity cover.

The appointment is subject to professional background check, security clearance and the successful completion of a probationary period.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Finland. The British Embassy does not sponsor for work permits.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Finland are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Finnish employment law and FCO guidance for Local Staff.

Additional information  

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.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

FCO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancellation or reschedule costs. The FCO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.