Director, Trade Negotiations Americas and Director, Trade Negotiations Asia and Australasia
The Department for International Trade has responsibility for developing, coordinating and delivering a new trade and investment policy for the UK, including preparing for and then negotiating Free Trade Agreements and market access deals with non-EU countries, and promoting UK trade and investment across the world.
These are critical roles sitting at the heart of the senior leadership team of the Trade Policy Group (TPG) in the Department for International Trade (DIT), responsible for the delivery of UK trade objectives with key global partners with whom the UK may wish to negotiate future trade agreements. In these roles, you will lead teams driving bilateral engagement with trade partners in these regions, deepening relationships, seeking opportunities for closer cooperation and reduction of trade barriers and putting the UK in a position to conclude trade agreements, in the period following the UK’s exit from the EU.
TPG is responsible for the delivery of UK trade objectives with key global partners with whom the UK may wish to negotiate future trade agreements. Both these roles cover countries with trade agreements with the EU, where the UK is seeking continuity in its trading relations after EU exit, and countries where there is no current agreement. You will oversee international dialogues,
working closely with posts overseas, and Ministers, who take a keen interest in progress. The allocation of countries could flex over time.
You should have experience working on trade or other international policy issues, including government to government engagement, as well as, experience of international negotiations at a senior level.
Please see the attached information pack for details on which countries come under each region, including responsibilities for the roles. The full person specification which your application will be assessed against can also be found in this pack.