View Vacancy – Senior Investment Adviser – Milan or Rome (ITA21.518)

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)


The British Consulate-General Milan and British Embassy in Rome are part of a worldwide Government network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for a Senior Investment Adviser to promote Foreign Direct Investment and to identify local companies preparing for UK activities (FDI).

As part of a wider Europe Regional DIT team, the job holder will report to the Head of Investment and will work closely with the Strategic Relationship Manager (SRM) to assist with the implementation of DIT Investment strategy in Italy and with the coordination of the Investment Directorate in Head Office.

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Investment Adviser to join the Department for International Trade (DIT) in Milan or Rome to assist with the implementation of DIT Investment strategy in Italy.

DIT secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade. For more information, please see DIT´s page.

If you are passionate about investment, international trade policy and business development, and you have an excellent understanding of Italian business dynamics than this offer is for you!

What you will do:

  • Reporting to the Head of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Italy team, monitor Italian Investment climate and economic outlook focusing on priority sectors and with the aim of generating Italian successes (FDI) to identify, pursue and deliver an agreed number of Value and Volume FDI Investment successes;
  • Line manage at least 2 members of the FDI Italy team;
  • Identify, target and engage with decision makers with the objective of building a network of high level contacts in focus sectors;
  • Keep updated on the British economic climate and policies to support the landing of investment projects in the UK;
  • Support management of a portfolio of Italian investment projects in priority sectors ensuring effective relationship management until they successfully land in the UK;
  • Manage relevant information sources. Monitor and report on activity in accordance with DIT procedures, including the accurate recording of projects on DIT’s management systems;
  • Support lead generation activities through the team’s marketing and events plan and follow up on any client and project outcomes;
  • Work closely with other members of the Italy Inward Investment team and the wider Italy network supporting delivery of events designed to profile the UK’s inward investment offer to a carefully targeted audience;
  • Actively engage in corporate activities and initiatives in the Italy Network.

DIT in Italy is a rewarding and exciting place to work, offering:

For you

  • Work-life balance (flexible working; remote working);
  • The Consulate will be closed on a number of British and Italian public holidays. Holiday falling on a  Sunday may be compensated with an extra day normally added to the list of public holidays;
  • All staff is enrolled on Italian state pension scheme.

For your career

  • Job satisfaction: making a positive contribution to the UK’s economy and working for attractive sector such as Automotive, Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing, Aerospace, Rail, Marine;
  • Unique and exciting roles within the worldwide Government network, with opportunities to travel and work overseas, engaging with high level contacts;
  • Performance related bonuses;
  • Learning and development opportunities; Learning experiences – accessible learning and development (L&D) opportunities for everyone, including dedicated L&D days and working groups within the wider network such as; Diversity Champions Group, Women & Girl’s Policy Group, Think Green Group are a few examples;
  • An equal and diverse workplace.

  • Excellent Italian and English language skills (written and spoken) are required (C1 level or above under the CEFRL or equivalent);
  • Highly-developed sales and client relationship management skills acquired in a business environment, with a clear commitment to excellent customer service;
  • Account and/or project management experience;
  • Ability to work effectively and supportively with colleagues and contacts in the immediate and wider team;
  • Proactive and a can-do attitude;
  • Commercial skills and result driven;
  • Ability to respond flexibly to changing priorities;
  • Good sense of organisation and communication;
  • Line management experience;
  • Good People skills and Teamwork spirit;
  • Engage effectively and independently as part of a bilingual team;
  • Up-to-date IT skills.

  • Understanding of Digital Transformation processes and Decarbonisation Strategies across sectors;
  • Knowledge in focus sectors to support the Technology & Clean Growth campaigns.

Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering Value for Money

5 December 2021

B3 (L)

Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal


Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia


Milan, Rome

British Consulate General




1 February 2022

This is a full-time temporary position with a contract of 12 months with possibility of renewal by mutual consent, graded B3 (L) according to the FCDO grading structure.

The annual gross salary is Euro 41.000,00. The salary is paid monthly 14 times per year including € 10.33 EDR paid 13 times per year, with double salary payments in June and December. If working less than a full calendar year, the additional salary payments will be pro-rata.

Working hours are 35 hrs per week Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00.

The appointment is subject to security clearance, professional background check and the successful completion of a 4 month probationary period.

All staff employed by the British Consulate General are subject to Italian income tax (IRPEF). However the administration of these tax payments will vary depending on nationality.

The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Italian State Social Security Scheme. Staff recruited locally by the British Consulate General are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local Italian employment law.

Visa/work permit requirements: candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Italy 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.

This job may be based in Milan or Rome.

*Please note, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment indicates Level C1 as Mastery or proficiency Level which comprehends that a person can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations. 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 be advised 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 also 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.

Please be advised that interviews will be conducted remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action.

The starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and this will be agreed with the selected candidate.

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