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View Vacancy – HK – Trade & Investment Adviser, Creative and Consumer, AO

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View Vacancy – HK – Trade & Investment Adviser, Creative and Consumer, AO


The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Department for International Trade roles (DIT)

DIT

Main Purpose of the Job:

This is a dynamic entry-level role for an exceptional individual to join Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Creative and Consumer team, based in British Consulate-General Hong Kong, as the Trade and Investment Adviser. Reporting to the Associate Director, Creative and Consumer Industries and working closely with the Head of Consumer and Head of Experience Economy, the core focus of the role is to provide the team administrative assistance in the delivering of the UK government’s strategy for economic prosperity. The role will be a key player of a team of 4 who promotes the UK as the ideal country partner for commercial collaborations in arts & culture, design and architecture, food & drink, fashion, skincare & cosmetics sectors across Hong Kong, Macao and the Greater Bay Area of Mainland China. This is an ideal role for talents who already possess exceptional organisational skills and high self-motivation and are looking for career opportunities to develop sector knowledge and client-facing experiences.  
 
We are pleased to bring talents from diverse backgrounds and experiences together and support them in developing commercial work experiences in a fast-paced, international and government setting. We will provide opportunities to expand individual’s professional network not just in Hong Kong, but also the Greater Bay Area of Mainland China and in the UK, where strong interpersonal and communications skills will be an advantage. We welcome candidates who share our organisation’s values in cultivating an inclusive workplace that encourages work-life balances and professional development. We offer a strong annual package of 25 days of annual leave on top of 14 days of public holiday, an extra employer MPF contribution, and an L&D action scheme that subsidises job-related trainings.

What will the Jobholder be Expected to Achieve:

Internal Administrative Assistance 

  • Primary duty is to provide general administrative assistance to senior members of the team, including but not limited to data input, meeting and travel arrangements, CRM database management, procurement management, and performance tracking
  • Undertake market research and build intelligence of trends and developments within the sectors
  • Collaborate with marketing team in delivering priority events, high level visits, PR and communications plans
  • Cover other officers and undertake similar administrative work in other teams and sectors when needed

External Service Delivery 

  • Respond to both internal and commercial enquiries from the UK, Hong Kong and Macao companies
  • Identify, draft and publish export opportunities on www.great.gov.uk
  • Assist the delivery of Overseas Market Introduction Service, Foreign Direct Investment projects and other business missions by conducting market research, business matching, coordinating visit programmes, organising events, and documenting data and progresses

Our Team  
 
The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the arm of the UK government responsible for securing UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment and championing free trade. Find out more about us here. 

Based in British Consulate-General Hong Kong, the DIT Hong Kong team offers a fast-paced place to work as the office covers opportunities in Hong Kong and Macau, as well as South China in collaboration with the rest of the DIT China teams led by Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for China and Hong Kong.

The Sectors

The Consumer Sector includes all types of retail both online and offline, including but not limited to food and drinks, other FMCG, luxury, fashion, footwear, accessories, home, furniture, electronics, cosmetics and technologies used to support leading advancements in retail and the consumer industries.

The Experience Economy (Creative sector) consists of businesses that design and create memorable visitor experiences, including hotels, museums, attractions, and other entertainment and recreational facilities. As a part of the wider creative industries, the Experience Economy is a unique area that is constantly expanding and evolving.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and language skills with professional and diplomatic demeanour
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills, with the ability to deliver high quality work with pace
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills particularly in the use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • High self-motivation, flexible, resilient and proactive attitude
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team or with senior stakeholders
  • Appropriate residence status or a valid working visa in Hong Kong

Language Requirements:  

  • Highly proficient in the essential languages: English (written and spoken), Chinese (written) and Cantonese (spoken) 
  • Other desirable languages: Mandarin (spoken)

  • Broad knowledge of, or demonstrable interest in, the UK and Hong Kong’s Creative and Consumer sectors
  • Experience of administrative support, marketing, event and budget management and/or business development

Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together




15 January 2023

Administrative Officer (AO)

Full-time, Permanent

41

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong SAR

Hong Kong SAR

British Consulate General

1

HKD

HKD 18,794




3 April 2023

The British Consulate General offers a competitive pay and benefits package, flexible work arrangement per agreement with Line Manager/Section and access to learning and development opportunities:

  • Courses and materials offered by the International Academy
  • Attending external events and conferences hosted by academic institutions, business chambers, etc.
  • Benefit from Posts internal learning and development strategy which allows individuals to bid for specific training needs
  • Opportunities for job shadowing across the China and HK network when travel is allowed

The jobholder may be required to travel, and any travel would be monitored in line with COVID-19 situation. Some work (including travel) will be required during the evenings and occasionally weekends, for which time off in lieu (where applicable) will be given

This position is open to Hong Kong citizens, permanent residents, and partners/dependents of UK-based diplomatic staff currently posted in Hong Kong. Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks. No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. Candidates must have or be able to obtain work authorisation for Hong Kong in order to apply

The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.

Learning and Development Opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • Courses and materials offered by the International Academy
  • Attending external events and conferences hosted by academic institutions, business chambers, etc
  • Benefit from Posts internal learning and development strategy which allows individuals to bid for specific training needs
  • Opportunities for job shadowing across the China and HK network when travel is allowed

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

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The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.

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