Investment promotion analyst
The Department for International Trade (DIT) secures UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.
It has four main tasks:
- enabling and supporting firms to seize the opportunities of trade and international investment and establishing a culture of exporting in the UK
- ensuring the UK is recognised as the best place to invest, to attract, retain and grow international investment that strengthens the economy
- opening markets, building a trade framework with new and existing partners which is free and fair
- using trade and investment to underpin the government’s agenda for a global britain and its ambitions for prosperity, stability and security worldwide
The Export and Investment Promotion – Analysis and Performance team is part of the analysis group in the department, and reports to the Chief Economist. They conduct analysis, research and evaluation to support policy and delivery colleagues, with a focus on the department’s trade and investment promotion activities.
The Investment Promotion Performance function of the team is responsible for providing the department with statistical insight on foreign investment trends using both internal and external data sources such as the ONS, DIT’s own internal database, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). We are looking to appoint a Higher Statistical Officer (HStO) to join the team to ensure that the data and statistics used for analysis is accurate, consistent and fit for purpose. This is a high profile and challenging post as the work underpins the department’s annual inward investment results which are official statistics.
The work is fast paced and will require quick decision making. There will be regular contact with private offices, press office and other senior officials in DIT. You will need to be flexible and able to adapt to working with competing priorities. The role will provide excellent development and you will gain the experience of developing a vital statistical evidence base in a new department.
Apply on the civil service jobs website.