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View Vacancy – Trade and Investment Advisor (DBT ) – ESP23.638

British Embassy

View Vacancy – Trade and Investment Advisor (DBT ) – ESP23.638

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 Business and Trade roles (DBT)

Department for Business and Trade (DBT)

The British Consulate in Barcelona is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and we are seeking to recruit a Trade and Investment Advisor for the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) in Barcelona.   

Our Trade and Investment Advisor will have the chance to join a multinational/multicultural environment that will allow the jobholder to learn and obtain excellent experience in the Department for Business and Trade. Our new Advisor will work in an administrative and support role, and will gain experience in areas such as event management, relationship building with both UK and Spanish companies, business reporting skills as well as some exposure to social media communications. This is an excellent opportunity to put your business and communication skills into practice and develop your knowledge whilst learning new skills.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to DBT Spain in two key sectors: technology (80%) and energy transition (20%), therefore contributing to two strategic campaigns across DBT Europe;

  • Assist Line Manager to develop, organise and deliver key activities and events (business development, visit arrangements, expos) to promote trade and FDI in technology and energy transition sectors, both in Spain and the UK;

  • Develop relationships with key external contacts and stakeholders in Spain and the UK, and also with key internal stakeholders within DBT;

  • Carry out research into potential new areas of activity, as directed by Line Manager, and identify trade and investment opportunities for UK and Spanish companies;

  • Compile and update sector reports and information on the sectors in the UK and Spain to provide to companies;

  • Perform general administration duties; maintain accurate records and CRM databases.

  • Fluent in English and Spanish language skills (C1 level or higher according to the CEFR*). 

  • 1-2 years experience within a business development, key account management or economics related role.

  • Strong organisational skills, accuracy and attention to detail in administrative tasks.

  • High levels of motivation and willingness to learn.

  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative when required.

  • IT literacy, a good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point is essential.

  • Experience in conducting research and organising information.

  • Able to work under pressure and to juggle competing deadlines.

  • Good knowledge of social media channels, mainly Twitter and LinkedIn.

  • Dynamic self-starter with excellent communication skills. 

  • Basic Catalan language skills (A1 level or higher according to CEFR*).

  • Experience in trade promotion or working for an international organisation.

  • Knowledge of energy transition (biogas ideal), artificial intelligence, telecommunications, connectivity, or smart cities (technology or mobility) would be beneficial.  

  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with senior stakeholders and managing programmes (highly desirable). 

  • University degree, in Business, Economics or related field would be beneficial.


Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together

31 December 2023

Administrative Officer (AO)

Full-time, Permanent


Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia



British Embassy



€ 33,043.38

1 February 2023

This is an Administrative Officer (AO) grade, full-time permanent contract. The working hours are 37.5 hours per week. There is a possibility of flexible working from home.

The successful candidate is subject to a confirmation of a background check, security clearance and the successful completion of a probationary period.

The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Spanish Social Security Scheme and will therefore not be entitled to any gratuity from the Embassy based on gross annual salary.

The Embassy is a Diplomatic Mission with tax exempt status and does not collect taxes for other States. Employees are fully responsible for payment of income tax at the legally required rate. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Spain are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local Spanish employment law.

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

Please note 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.

FCDO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancelation or reschedule costs. The FCDO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

*Please note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment levels please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed. 

The Embassy is committed to employee development and wellbeing and has several initiatives in both areas that benefit staff. 


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