- Analysis skills
- Lead generation
- Bachelor’s degree
Main purpose of job:
To attract, retain & add value to Australian companies with UK expansion ambitions and UK companies who want to do business in Australia.
Specifically, the job holder will provide business set-up assistance, sector information, locational guidance and expansion support to both new and existing, high-growth businesses.
The job holder will report to the Senior Business Relationship Manager and form part of a wider network at the Department for International Trade, the British Consulate General and the British High Commission in Canberra.
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
This exciting and engaging role requires identification and provision of strategic support for innovative Australian and UK companies with globally scalable products or services. It involves formulating and executing strategies aimed at generating leads for Australian and UK businesses, and other SME’s seeking to expand their business into the UK and Australia.
You will have expertise in strategy, marketing, planning and execution. The jobholder will work with the Senior Business Relationship Manager to develop a business plan to target high-growth companies and attract them to the UK, and UK companies interested in working in Australia. In creating and delivering the business plan you will liaise with teams in DIT’s London HQ, marketing and communications team in Australia and our wider regional Asia Pacific Team where appropriate and required.
The role will also require attendance and some presentations at events, relationship building at industry forums and require the ability to communicate effectively. An ability to network, establish strong relations with the startup ecosystem, internal and external stakeholders and other industry multipliers to actively support and leverage outcomes is essential.
The role will include an element of travel to visit companies as well as for learning and development.
This role requires working closely with companies to support their internal decision-making processes. This will be achieved through account management, project management, relationship management, and administration of the Department’s data needs.
Essential to the role will be the ability to communicate information and marketing materials to each company. The role requires collaboration through a virtual team structure in Australia and New Zealand (colleagues are located in Perth, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Wellington and Auckland), with UK based sector team colleagues, UK regional team colleagues, and a centralised investment services team – who each play a supporting role to the jobholder providing introductions, economic data and research.
A management function will also require sound administration and accountability for accurate budget forecasting and acquitting expenses in line with policy. Management of interns may be required.
The role will include some strategic support and assistance to the broader DIT team, the British Consulate-General staff at Post and the wider Australia network.
Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
The job holder may have a small budget for business activity and travel; support of the intern programme.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate field
A minimum of two years’ work experience in business, ideally in an international & B2B context, or in business development.
Ability to develop and maintain networks with senior decision makers
Strong inter-personal, networking, presentation and communication skills
Good knowledge of the Australian business environment
Ability to deliver to ambitious targets and outcomes
Strong research and analytical skills
Level of language required: Fluent
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Experience of trade and export activities in a public sector context
Knowledge of the UK’s business environment, and some regional centres of the UK.
Some knowledge of the processes involved in company expansions (foreign direct investment in both the UK and Australia).
Some knowledge of business decision making processes.
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together
Application deadline Application deadline – day Application deadline – month Application deadline – year
13 October 2022
Executive Officer (EO)
Type of Position
Working hours per week
Type of Post
Number of vacancies
$77,739 + Annual Leave Loading and 11% superannuation
Start Date Start Date – day Start Date – month Start Date – year
14 November 2022
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This role advertised is a Full-Time, Permanent role.
Salary is at AU$ 77,739 per annum (paid out monthly), plus 11% superannuation.
Appointment is subject to an AFP records check and UK security clearance.
The Australia network offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities, including job-specific training as necessary and broader learning linked to the FCO Diplomatic Academy. There are opportunities to job-shadow other staff, and the successful applicant will be encouraged to take part in broader British High Commission activities. The British High Commission is committed to providing all staff with learning and development (L&D) opportunities and we will work with you to develop your own L&D plan.
The High Commission promotes a flexible working culture. This is a busy, full-time job; but there is scope for flexibility in terms of how it is done – including the option to work a day a week from home. Although we aim to avoid it, work outside of core hours may sometimes be required. There is also the opportunity for some regional travel.
The British High Commission is a dynamic, supportive environment and there will be opportunities to be involved in the wider work of the mission.
Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission and its Consulates is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Australian employment law.
The British Government supports flexible working practices. Interstate applicants will be required to meet their own travel and relocation expenses.
Your application must be submitted before 23:55 AEST-Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC/ GMT +10) on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”
Applications must include a current CV and kindly omit any personal information such as Name, Contact Details, Birthday and Gender.
Incomplete application forms will not be taken into consideration, so please ensure you provide the information requested. We regret to advise that we will only be contacting short-listed candidates. Applicants called for an interview will be assessed on the core competencies listed above.
Advertised start date is provisional and subject to completion of reference and security checks.
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