The British Embassy in Brussels is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are seeking to recruit a Senior Trade Policy Advisor.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the UK Government organisation that helps UK-based companies to succeed in Belgium and other international markets. DIT also assists overseas companies to bring high-quality investment to the UK’s economy.
The successful candidate will strengthen and reinforce our trade policy expertise in Belgium. They will work with DIT and the market access leads on ongoing strategic market access and trade policy issues; and for future potential negotiations/transitional arrangements, where required. This includes identifying the trade policy aspects of wider political issues; having a strategic overview on barriers to UK businesses; developing appropriate policy responses in conjunction with Whitehall colleagues and other partners as required.
There will also be tasks specific to the posting, likely to be engaging on specific trade policy issues important to Belgium leveraging influence and partnering depending on the influence and position of the host country and line management and coordinating responsibilities.
This position will be a role that will support the DIT Director, the DIT Team, plus wider Embassy colleagues’ engagement with business and trade, yet the person will be expected to work independently and be a self-starter with personal initiative and drive, along with strong interpersonal, team working, communication and policy skills and be comfortable working with senior level decision makers.
The Senior Trade Policy Advisor will report to the Head of Trade and Investment in Belgium.
This is an exciting policy development role at the heart of the Government’s agenda. The right candidate can help shape the dialogue between HMG and your host country at a pivotal point in trade relations, and candidates will gain experience of bilateral relationships and stakeholder engagement at a critical time for the UK.
There is an opportunity to develop knowledge of trade policy mechanisms, and access to FCO Diplomatic Academy, with encouragement to undertake the Trade Practitioner course.
In more detail, main responsibilities will include:
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
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