Director, Trade and Economics India

British High Commission, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Circa £70,000 per annum (plus allowances)
04 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Do you have experience of working internationally at a strategic government level, or, experience of working within the UK on international government issues?
  • Are you commercially minded individual with highly developed strategic business acumen?
  • Do you have strong corporate leadership skills with experience of leading a large team in a complex and dynamic environment, with an engaging, adaptable, leadership style which connects with people at all levels?

If so, you may be our next Director, Trade and Economics India at the Department for International Trade (DIT).

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is a department for the whole of the UK. We have overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our shores, under the leadership of the Secretary of State (SoS), the Rt. Hon Liam Fox MP. DIT is working across the government and its extensive overseas networks to help UK businesses win lucrative deals. DIT supports UK businesses to take advantage of the global appetite for British goods and services, as well as to assist international companies to collaborate with UK suppliers.

In light of Britain’s exit from the EU the UK needs to use its sovereign trade policy tools to further transform and develop trade opportunities with India as an important commercial partner.

As Director Trade and Economics, you will be in an exciting leadership role as part of the UK Trade, Economics and Prosperity (UKTEP) team. UKTEP are at the heart of the British High Commission Network’s priorities and governance working closely with the High Commissioner, the Director General (based in Mumbai) and the seven Deputy High Commissioners (DHC).

While it is not essential, prior knowledge of, or exposure to, India, would be beneficial.  Any knowledge of Hindi would help your stay here and your social networking, but the government and business community work in English.

If you think you have the skills, experience and ambition that we are looking for, we’d love to hear from you.

Please see link for further details about the role and the application and selection process.

Reference: 1555419

Closing: 9:00AM, Monday 09th October 2017