Main purpose of job:
The Investment Officer delivers foreign direct investment (FDI) to the UK from the Province of Ontario. The role covers multiple sectors including technology, creative and digital media, financial, professional and business services, with a particular focus on disruptive fintech companies.
Roles and responsibilities :
This is an important role working for the UK’s Department for International Trade, based out of the UK’s Consulate-General in Toronto. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering against a range of UK Government metrics, with specific responsibilities as follow:
A proportion of the role will be dedicated to supporting incoming Trade missions in the Tech Sector. These are infrequent but on average up to twice per year. The officer will also be responsible for scoping the opportunity for UK companies to win exports in the Tech Sector in Canada and reporting on this to senior managers as well as suggesting next steps for taking advantage of the opportunities that exist within a constrained resource environment.
Essential on arrival:
Bachelor’s degree qualification, preferably in either a business or marketing related degree. A MBA would be considered an asset
At least 3 years progressive experience in either a business or economic development role (local, provincial or federal role).
At least 2 years’ management experience.
Strong communication skills, with excellent written and verbal communication skill, and a knack for being able to adapt style to suit a wide range of audiences.
Strong knowledge about the UK’s investment and business environment, with a solid grasp of what makes the UK a top destination for inward investment.
Positive team player who can operate as part of a wider, geographically dispersed team with shared goals and wide-ranging objectives
Understanding or experience of the UK-Canada trade and investment relationship.
A demonstrable record of achievement in business development in Canada. Experience working with C-Suite Executives
A self-starter who is able to work independently and show initiative with limited day-to-day supervision
Must have legal status to live and work in Canada
Toronto is North America’s 4th largest city, the provincial capital of the province of Ontario and the media, financial and business capital of Canada. It is North America’s second largest financial services sector (with two of Canada’s banks in the global top 20 bank list) and an emerging hub for the next generation of Canada’s entrepreneurs, start-up and scale up companies.
Toronto is the largest Consulate-General in the UK in Canada network and the 3rd largest non-sovereign UK post in North America. Led by the Consul-General and Head of the UK’s Department for International Trade network in Canada, the leadership is responsible for 25 trade and investment officers based in Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver as well as those staff working on the UK-Ontario bilateral relationship.
The Consulate-General hosts representatives from the UK’s Devolved Administrations and their business development organisations including the Visit Britain, Scottish Government, Scottish Development International, Visit Scotland and Invest Northern Ireland.