Be part of the Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) mission to drive more trade and investment between North America and the UK. With a mature, high spending consumer market and an open, liberal economy, world-class talent and a business-friendly regulatory environment, the UK is the leading destination for foreign investment in Europe, and the second highest investment destination in the world. The UK is also the world’s sixth largest exporter and the second largest services exporter.
We employ over 150 people across North America, all united by our vision of a future where we champion open and fair global trading that drives growth, creates better jobs and higher wages, and improves living standards in the UK and around the world. We seek talented team members with the passion and drive to help us in our mission to build a global appetite for British goods and services; drive investment; negotiate trade deals and open up markets; improve international trading standards and fight unfair trading practices (see www.gov.uk/DIT).
Based at the British Consulate-General in Chicago, the temporary Senior Trade & Investment Officer (STIO) for technology will identify opportunities for UK tech companies to achieve new business in the Chicago patch (Trade), and help US companies launch into, or expand in, the UK (Investment). You will provide key account management within the region in addition to providing strategic advice and assistance to companies. You will also be a valued contributor to the Chicago based regional team, and work closely with colleagues based around the UK.
Roles and responsibilities:
As the Senior Trade & Investment Officer - Technology, you will:
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Essential on arrival:
As a valued member of our team, we will help you to achieve your goals through continuous professional development.
Level of language required: excellent verbal and written English
Under US State Department requirements, the UK Government in the US may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Permanent Residents or A visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at our office. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All selected candidates are subject to background checks and will require a security clearance prior to starting work. • A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas
Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
Application deadline Application deadline - day Application deadline - month Application deadline - year
6 September 2023
Higher Executive Officer (HEO)
Type of Position
Fixed Term, Full-time, Temporary
Working hours per week
Duration of Post
Americas, Caribbean & Overseas Territories
Type of Post
British Consulate General
Number of vacancies
USD $ 76,500
Start Date Start Date - day Start Date - month Start Date - year
30 October 2023
Other benefits and conditions of employment
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