KL - Assistant Trade Manager - Education, A2 - Foreign & Commonwealth Office Kuala Lumpur

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Reporting to the Trade Manager, the jobholder will provide support to a team of two, delivering the Malaysian element of the ASEAN Education Trade Campaign, achieving high-value export wins for the UK. This will include working with teams in the wider High Commission, across our ASEAN network and in the UK.

There will be opportunities for travel within Malaysia and, occasionally, in the region and to the UK.

Main Duties:

  • Support UK companies to win business in the education sector in Malaysia;
  • Assist line manager in preparing reports, business plans and sector strategies;
  • Assist line manager to deliver campaigns to promote UK business interests;
  • Update the pipeline of major projects and publish business opportunities;
  • Identify and share export opportunities;
  • Help to build business networks and relationships;
  • Assist line manager to organise trade missions, visit programmes, seminars/workshops and exhibitions;
  • Record support for UK companies onto a dedicated client management system.

The role will also involve working with partners, including the English regions and the Devolved Administrations in the UK, other Posts in South East Asia and with our DIT Sector Team in London.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Good IT skills and proficient in Microsoft Ofice applications
  • The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate strengths in the following key competences:

Achieving commercial outcomes:

  • At least 2 years work experience, preferably in the education or related sectors within Malaysia.

Leading and communicating:

  • Able to work across cultures and organisations with sensitivity and effectiveness;
  • Excellent written and spoken English with the ability to communicate and influence at all levels.

Delivering at pace:

  • Taking responsibility to deliver challenging goals and targets;
  • Ability to plan ahead, reassessing priorities as situations change.

Collaborating and partnering:

  • Ability to establish relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to support delivery of business outcomes;
  • Encouraging collaborative team working within own team and across the wider network.

Seeing the Big Picture:

  • Ability to gather information from a range of relevant sources to inform work;
  • Ability to prepare reports based on market research.

Required competencies
Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline Application deadline - day Application deadline - month Application deadline - year
30 May 2018
A2 (L)
Type of Position
Fixed Term
Working hours per week
Duration of Post
36 months
Asia Pacific
Location (City)
Kuala Lumpur
Type of Post
British High Commission
Number of vacancies
Starting monthly salary (MYR)
2755 - 3500
Start Date Start Date - day Start Date - month Start Date - year
2 July 2018
Other benefits and conditions of employment

This position is being advertised on a 3-year fixed term contract with an option to extend for a further 2 years.

The British High Commission offers a competitive remuneration package, benefits, a leave entitlement of 20 days per annum. Specific training and mentoring for the role will be provided for the successful candidate.

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment and security checks. Staff who are locally recruited by the British High Commission are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.

No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. You must have or be able to obtain work authorisation in Kuala Lumpur in order to apply.

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks.

Additional information

All applications must be received before 23:55 on 30 May 2018.

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.

The successful candidate should be able to start as soon as possible.

Please check your application centre regularly for any update on your application.

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