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Job Category: Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Job Subcategory: DIT
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The UK Mission to the EU, based in Brussels, Belgium, is part of a world-wide network of 230 Diplomatic Posts, representing British political and economic interests overseas. We are now looking to recruit a Senior Market Access Adviser for the Department for International Trade (DIT).
This role will support UK businesses and DIT network of Market Access Officers to understand the terms of trade following the UK’s departure from the EU, and make the most of trade opportunities between the UK and European countries. The successful candidate will identify, report and explain market access barriers affecting UK businesses, based on business intelligence and enquiries gathered across Europe by the virtual Europe Market Access Centre, and trade and economic teams in embassies. Moreover, this role will act as the link between trade policy and market access leads in Capitals and Brussels, in order to support the UK Mission (UKMIS) in addressing questions from European business associations. The role will lead on investigating, understanding and explaining EU regulation and context where barriers to trade are encountered, drawing from expertise across UKMIS, and where applicable and appropriate proposing actions to remove these barriers.
Main duties and responsibilities:
There will also be tasks specific to the mission.
The successful candidate will need to be able to understand and interpret complex detail from EU laws and procedures, be a good communicator to explain these to businesses as well as to other colleagues, and enjoy working closely and collaboratively with a wider range of stakeholders in country teams, regionally and with London.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Engaging Internationally.
Application deadline: 12 September 2021
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Location (City): UK Mission to the European Union (UKMIS), Brussels
Type of Post: UK Delegation
Salary: € 5,471.76 (Gross)
Start Date: 1 October 2021
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a 12 month, full-time contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week. The monthly gross salary for this position is € 5,471.76, C4 level. In addition, we offer an extensive salary package, which includes a 13th month, luncheon vouchers, pension scheme , optional hospitalisation insurance (subject to monthly employee contribution), reimbursement of public transport and a lot more. We offer more days of annual leave than the Belgian requirements.
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.
Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.
The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.
Passport: officers are expected to be in possession of a passport due to the possibility that they may be asked to undertake business travel.
Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Belgium and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.
Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.
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