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Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: SDI (Scottish Development International)
Scottish Development International (SDI) is the international arm of the Scottish Government and Scotland's national economic agencies, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. With 30 offices in 20 countries, the SDI overseas network is a primary platform to deliver in-market trade support to Scottish businesses. In April 2019, Scottish Government launched Scotland’s Export Growth Plan “A Trading Nation”. An ambitious vision to grow Scotland’s exports and shift the dial to achieve a real difference in the growth of our exports.
The purpose of this role is to increase and widen the on-the-ground support available to Scottish companies operating in the Food and Drink industry, who have the ambition, capacity and capability to export their products and/or services into Europe and specifically into Belgium and Netherlands. Additionally to identify new opportunities and trends from the region and communicate these to Scottish companies.
Netherlands and Belgium are respectively Scotland’s 4th and 8th largest global export markets, and we are seeking to develop these further by having a dedicated member of the Food & Drink team located in-country. Combining existing sales into Benelux as a region would make it Scotland’s third largest food export market. This post will build on the existing Food and Drink Specialists which SDI have had in place since 2015, and will adopt the same ways of working, operating as a global team.
Although the appointment is for an indefinite period of time, it is expected that the overall period of service will most probably not exceed three years.
Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline: 24 September 2019
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: UK Delegation
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 5,233.63
Start Date: 1 November 2019
This is a permanent full-time contract, for 5 working days (36,25 hours net) per week. Although the appointment is for an indefinite period of time, it is expected that the overall period of service will most probably not exceed three years. This point will be addressed during the recruitment process.
The monthly gross salary for this position is €5,233.63, C4 (L) level (The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium salaries are not subject to annual indexation).
Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.
The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.
Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.
Visa/passport requirements: Must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Belgium and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.
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