Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption.
The British Embassy in Warsaw is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for an Investment Analyst – Europe Central, to be part of the Department for International Trade (DIT) team in Poland.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the British government’s international economic department. The UK and Central Europe are long-standing trade and investment partners. In 2018, the UK remained the number one investment destination in Europe with total investment of £573bn by the EU. This is an existing position as part of a dynamic, goal oriented Europe Central FDI team focusing on driving foreign direct investment to the UK from Central Europe. The Investment Analyst in Warsaw will focus on supporting the team in promotion and delivery of investments from markets across the entire region.
The combination of the economic and political backdrop offers the right candidate an exciting opportunity to play a key role in delivering DIT strategy in one of our fastest growing and important markets.
Main duties and responsibilities
- Lead generation: research and identify potential investors into the UK from Central Europe, mainly through desk research using various databases, digital lead generation and media monitoring.
- Macro analysis: keep up to date with market developments, new investment products and all other areas that can affect the markets, e.g. changes in economic conditions of relevant countries;
- Event management: take a leading role in event management initiatives (such as networking events, meeting programmes, senior officials’ visits and commercial missions) both across the region and in the UK promoting the UK as an attractive investment destination, including: activity planning, liaising with partner organisations, researching/negotiating with suppliers, budget monitoring, managing invitations and replies, providing support on-site and developing PR/social media activity;
- Activity reporting: monitor pipeline on internal CRM system to ensure timely and appropriate actions are taken. Produce monthly project status reports and undertake appropriate follow up action on projects in pursuit of achieving the team objectives.
- Investment support: accompany inward missions and attend international trade events representing the team and work closely with UK based colleagues on individual investment projects;
- Digital marketing: produce and publish relevant content on the team’s digital and social media channels, in line with our communications strategy;
- Cross-team collaboration: support the wider DIT team with briefings and information for high level visitors, events and meetings related to investment activities in Poland and Central Europe;
- Logistics: carry our other administrative tasks and provide cover and assistance to the team leader and other colleagues when required.
- A College / university level degree in a relevant area or equivalent experience;
- minimum 3 years of business development / commercial experience;
- Availability for travel domestically and internationally;
- Proficient English language skills (both oral and written, minimum C1 level*);
- Proficient in Polish language skills (both oral and written, minimum C1 level*);
- Advanced IT skills including capabilities in digital marketing, digital project management, and MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Experience of working in either the IT/digital, Business Services or Financial Services sectors;
- Digital marketing, business development or previous inward investment experience;
- Good project management, resourcefulness and ability to work on your own;
- Ability to bring diverse teams together to work toward common goals;
- Strategic commercial and economic awareness, ability to build relationships with senior business management;
- An innovative attitude especially towards customer service and performance management;
- Excellent communication skills, networking and social media, especially LinkedIn.
Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally
6 December 2020
Full-time, Temporary, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
4 January 2021
This is a full-time fixed-term position of 5 days (37.5 net per week) for 2 years.
The gross salary for this position is PLN 8,216 gross per month. Working hours are flexible and staff are entitled to time-off-in-lieu for agreed extra hours worked. The annual leave entitlement is 20 or 26 days per year pro rata and the Embassy also enjoys a maximum of 14 Polish / UK public holidays per year.
Please note that staff members are responsible for paying any income tax required by the local law.
The successful candidate will be subject to the Polish references check and satisfactory completion of a probationary period of three months.
Candidates must have pre-existing right to live and work in Poland for the duration of the job offer in order to apply. The British Embassy does not sponsor work permits.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Warsaw are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to Polish employment law.
Visa / Passport requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Poland and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. Additional requirements may become necessary after 31st December 2020.
BE Warsaw has a strong commitment to work/life balance. Office hours are 8:30 – 16:30, staff are encouraged to leave on time, and the building is locked up at 6pm. Flexi-hours are also possible within the Embassy building’s opening hours (0730-1800).
We have mobile technology and most staff in the team work from home one day a week.
The British Embassy Warsaw has an active learning and development culture and there will be:
- Induction courses on Investments in the DIT HQ
- Access to the usual L&D DIT and FCO programmes with focus on management capabilities, but also international economics
- Access to attractive internal and external business and technology events and conferences – annual per capita L&D budget
*Please note the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. I can speak and write English according to CEFR Framework *: a) Basic user (range from A1-Breakthrough/beginner to A2-Waystage or elementary); b) Independent user (range from B1-Threshold/intermediate to B2-Vantage or upper intermediate); c) Proficient user (range from C1-Effective operational proficiency to advanced C2-Mastery or proficiency). For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your languages skills are going to be assessed.
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 Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.
Additional Information (due to Covid 19):
You may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption
Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action
Starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and it will be agreed with the selected candidate.
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