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Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Department for International Trade roles)
Job Subcategory: Department for International Trade (DIT)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The British Embassy in Brussels is part of a world-wide network of 230 Diplomatic Posts, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for a Trade Adviser.
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.
As part of a small team and a global network, the job holder will support British companies in the pursuit of commercial opportunities in Belgium. Main objective will be to increase UK business contacts, promote export opportunities and help British companies to win business with a focus on infrastructure, mass transport, construction and professional services.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential qualifications and experience
Desirable qualifications and experience
Required competencies: Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service
Application deadline: 4 December 2017
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
Working hours per week: 36.5
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 3,681.33 gross
Start Date: 1 February 2018
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a fixed-term full-time contract for 5 working days (36.5 hours net) per week.
This position will be filled on a "replacement contract" to cover a leave of absence. It is anticipated that the staff member will return early Summer 2018. This is only a guide and any extension to this date would be discussed with the successful candidate.
The monthly gross salary for this position is €3,681.33 B3 (L) level (The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium salaries are not subject to annual indexation).
Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.
The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.
Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.
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.
Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.
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