Temporary UK Trade & Investment Assistants (2 positions)

Duration: 01 August – 31 October 2013

The British Embassy in Hanoi and The British Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City are parts of a world-wide network of 230 Posts, representing British political, economic, Visa and Consular interests overseas. We are currently looking to recruit 2 temporary UKTI Assistants to join our dynamic team in UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.
UKTI is the government organisation that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy and assists overseas companies to bring their high-quality investment to the UK. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

•    To support the team in organising its major trade event for the year, British Week, running from 29 September – 05 October.   Tasks will include liaising with hosts and partners for the event, sponsors and participants, as well as other administrative and logistical arrangements. 

•    Assist with the administrative and logistical arrangements for visits to Vietnam of Senior UK political/official figures and business delegations;

•    Support in organising and hosting official events and other receptions held at the consulate;

•    Assist the team in meetings and visits to external contacts by taking notes and reporting on the outcome of the meetings;

•    Liaise with official/business contacts and customers in the UK, e.g. responding to routine enquiries, requesting further information or chasing up replies;

•    Carry out a range of delegated tasks, such as data entry, collating statistics, conducting research and contributing to reports and briefings compiled by the team;

•    Perform other ad hoc administrative support duties.

Qualifications and skills

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate the following essential attributes:

•    An enthusiastic team player with personal drive and excellent customer service;
•    High detail-orientation and organisational skills;
•    Good command of spoken and written English; very good communication and interpersonal skills;
•    High proficiency in MS Office applications.

Other related internship experience and knowledge about the UK will also be desirable.

To Apply

Please send your CV and the completed application form, which can be downloaded from our website at https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-hanoi/... by Sunday, 16th June 2013, to [email protected] . No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. You must have or be able to obtain work authorisation for Vietnam in order to apply.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 19th June in Hanoi and 24th June in Ho Chi Minh. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
British Embassy and British Consulate-General
Ha Noi; Ho Chi Minh City
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2013-06-16