Vacancy details

International Trade Adviser

Location: Barnsley

Posted on: 24/07/2018

Do you want to play your part in improving the wealth and prosperity of current and future generations?

Do you want to play a key role in shaping the delivery of international trade support across the region?

Can you help inspire a generation of businesses across the region to break beyond their existing borders and grow through international trade?

If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions the role of International Trade Adviser (Office based) could be for you!

Who Are We?

Enterprise Growth Solutions (EGSL) delivers trade support services for the Department for International Trade (DIT).  EGSL is a subsidiary of the Exemplas Group, one of the UK’s foremost business support organisations with over 170 employees across a number of locations.

What is the role?

DIT is an international economic department, responsible for:

  • Promoting British trade and investment across the world; and
  • Building the global appetite for British goods and services.

We help British companies find new trading opportunities in overseas markets,  and assist them to make global business connections.

Through our support, we facilitate and enable firms to seize the opportunities of trade and international investment to establish a culture of exporting in the UK.

We are looking for an International Trade Adviser (based in our Barnsley office) to contribute the achievement of HMG’s export targets by providing advisory and / or specialist consultancy services to SMEs looking at developing or expanding their export activity.

  • The aim of this role is to develop new relationships and drive delivery of export support services while maximising the impact of events and activity across the region.
  • You will provide clients with professional, honest and high quality consultative export advice appropriate to their needs
  • You will have responsibility for delivering your individual targets, and contributing to key team performance targets and objectives
  • You will work with clients to develop strategic export plans, and, in particular, utilise the ERDF Exporting for Growth project;

Who are you?

  • You are a great team player with good interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with people at all levels.
  • You will have experience of developing an export function within or working with SME’s/MSB’s, and so have a comprehensive and practical understanding of their needs.
  • You should have prior experience working in a busy work environment involving customer service and/or public telephone contact services.
  • You will have demonstrable experience of telephone based business support and so are able to communicate effectively by telephone but also online face to face and in writing
  • You have a strong awareness of aspects of business support available from local, regional and national business support providers
  • You are a proficient IT user with experience of using Word, Excel, Outlook and CRM data entry and client recording.
  • Most importantly you are empathetic and able to develop rapport with clients and colleagues.

What do we offer?

What do we offer?

We offer competitive salary between £30,588 and £33,987 per annum and a host of fantastic benefits including:

  • A generous 10.5% non-contributory pension scheme, with option to draw down 5% into salary
  • Life assurance and ill-health income protection insurance
  • Free parking
  • 26 days holiday (rising to 28 after 2 years service) plus Bank Holidays
  • A flexible and supportive working culture,
  • A range of flexible benefits including holiday-buy scheme, eyecare vouchers and a cycle-to-work scheme.

Please note you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role and this role is subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) pre-employment screening comprising verification of identity, nationality and immigration status, confirmation of 3 years minimum employment history and/or other activity, and third-party verification of unspent convictions.

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