Trade & Investment Officer, Financial and Professional Services at the British Consulate-General in New York (USD Salary  62,800)

Trade & Investment Officer, Financial and Professional Services at the British Consulate-General in New York

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Trade & Investment Officer, Financial and Professional Services at the British Consulate-General in New York

Job Category  Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Job Subcategory  Department for Business and Trade (DBT)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

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Trade & Investment Officer, Financial and Professional Services at the British Consulate-General in New York (USD Salary  62,800)
Trade & Investment Officer, Financial and Professional Services at the British Consulate-General in New York (USD Salary 62,800)
Main purpose of job
Trade & Investment Officer, Financial and Professional Services at the British High Commissioner in USA

Be part of the Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) mission to drive more trade and investment between North America and the UK. With a mature, high spending consumer market and an open, liberal economy, world-class talent and a business-friendly regulatory environment, the UK is the leading destination for foreign investment in Europe, and the second highest investment destination in the world.  The UK is also the world’s sixth largest exporter and the second largest services exporter. 

We employ over 150 people across North America, all united by our vision of a future where we champion open and fair global trading that drives growth, creates better jobs and higher wages, and improves living standards in the UK and around the world.  We seek talented team members with the passion and drive to help us in our mission to build a global appetite for British goods and services; drive investment; negotiate trade deals and open up markets; improve international trading standards and fight unfair trading practices (see  

Based at the British Consulate-General in New York, the Trade & Investment Officer will support the Senior Trade & Investment Officer for Financial and Professional Services throughout the New York region (including NY, PA, NJ and parts of CT). You will be part of the North America team with responsibility for Financial and Professional Services, as well as being a valued contributor to the New York based regional team. You will also work closely with colleagues based around the UK.

Roles and responsibilities:

As the Trade & Investment Officer – Financial and Professional Services, you will:

  • Identify and reach out to innovative companies in the Financial and Professional Services sector interested in establishing or expanding operations and R&D opportunities in the UK to build pipeline of ambitious foreign direct investment projects.
  • Support the Senior Trade & Investment Officer in developing US market opportunities for a broad range of UK exporters.
  • Keep pace with market trends, incentives and centres of excellence in North America and the UK to identify commercial opportunities and provide informed advice to clients and stakeholders. 
  • Develop knowledge of the Financial and Professional Services markets in the New York region. 
  • Support positive relationships with US and UK business leaders, trade associations, regional Financial and Professional Services providers and other key buyers/partners within the Financial and Professional Services industries. 
  • Support trade group visits and trade show events to foster economic opportunities for the UK and US. 
  • Support high-profile visits, including UK Ministerial and VIP delegations through scheduling high-level meetings, organising activities, and preparing briefing materials. 
  • Consult with clients to manage and coordinate client events. 
  • Support cross-team projects to advance UK prosperity and trade policy goals. 
  • Provide operational and administrative support including maintaining client and project databases.
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

Professional experience/skills in a business, economic development or project management role.

·         Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills with a professional and helpful manner.

·         Ability to undertake research and follow market trends to identify new opportunities.

·         Excellent organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         An interest in, or understanding of, the Financial and Professional Services industry, major companies and trends in the US – and preferably in the UK.

·         Ability to use a variety of online and social media tools.

·         Must be able to attend events outside of office hours and undertake travel within the US and UK up to 10% of your time.

As a valued member of our team we will help you to achieve your goals through continuous professional development.

Required behaviours  

Seeing the Big Picture, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing

Application deadline  8 May 2023

Grade  Executive Officer (EO)

Type of Position  Full-time, Permanent

Working hours per week  40

Region  Americas, Caribbean & Overseas Territories

Country/Territory  United States

Location (City)  New York

Type of Post  British Consulate General

Number of vacancies  1

Salary Currency  USD Salary  62,800

Start Date  26 June 2023

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

We offer: Generous leave package plus public holidays Generous 401k matching Excellent healthcare options Paid sick leave Generous parental leave policy A great work-life balance including flexible start and finish times and a hybrid working model with staff splitting their time between working from home and the office Short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance coverage High quality L&D services with global sessions and events every day to help you develop and meet organisational needs, including up to 5 days paid leave each year to pursue your professional development Inclusivity is one of our core values and we strive to treat everyone openly, fairly and equally.  All new team members learn about how they can contribute to an inclusive environment and the importance of diversity and inclusion

 Under US State Department requirements, the UK Government in the US may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Permanent Residents or A visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at our office. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All selected candidates are subject to background checks and will require a security clearance prior to starting work. • A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.

Additional information  

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):The British Embassy and its US Network is committed to all employee’s ongoing learning and development needs. We actively encourage learning & development, and will develop a specific plan in collaboration with the successful candidate.
Working patternsThis role is 40 hours a week.The British Embassy and its US Network embraces hybrid working, allowing its staff to typically work from home 2 or 3 times a week.  We are an organization that also recognises the critical value of team work and we embrace and endorse collaboration by ensuring that all staff attend the office flexibly yet regularly. 

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

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