Job offer: Financial in Tokyo with Foreign and Commonwealth Office


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Job Category

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory

Economic and Prosperity

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

This role is a chance to shape the UK’s economic relationship with Japan at a crucial point in our history. The Senior Financial Services Advisor will play a leading role in improving market access in financial services by engaging with business organisations in Japan and the UK. The jobholder will also manage one other member. The jobholder will build and manage relationships with business organisations, working closely with the Head of Economic & Finance Team, Trade Counsellor and Minister Counsellor Economic Affairs to lobby on priority market access issues and develop regulatory cooperation with Japan. of staff working on trade policy in the financial services sector.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve ?:

(40%) Lead on Financial Services policy and business engagement with Japan, ensuring the UK-Japan Financial Dialogue and MOU between the City of London Corporation and Tokyo Metropolitan Government delivers commercial benefits for the UK. Play a leading role in the cross-Embassy Financial Services virtual team to ensure policy and commercial objectives are aligned, supported by the Senior Economic Advisor.

(35%) Market Access and Development & Supporting Commercial Outcomes. Working closely with the Embassy’s Trade Counsellor on market access issues. Account management of major Japanese (eg mega banks) and UK financial services players supporting commercial outcomes and contributing to trade and investment targets. . Building relationships with financial services firms, relevant public bodies and trade associations and coordinating the Embassy’s Financial Services Group meeting with British finanancial services firms. Helping to shape HMG’s approach to cooperation with Japan on financial services market development, through the annual Financial Forum, ensuring that business views are taken into account.

(20%) Research, analysis and reporting on business environment issues to underpin engagement with Japanese authorities and business associations on issues of importance to UK business. To follow developments in UK policy of interest to Japanese investors and act as a source of expertise to colleagues in Japan for example on supply chains and economic security issues.

(5%) Corporate and crisis preparedness. As with all roles in the Embassy, ​​the jobholder will be responsible for elements of corporate work and our crisis response effort.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • Financial Services Specialist (A2L)

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

The British Embassy and UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office provides a range of training opportunities in core diplomatic and commercial skills, from networking and communication to project management.

Working patterns:

The British Embassy, ​​Tokyo supports and promotes flexible working as a crucial part of our inclusive offering. This particular role allows for flexibility in start and end times, working compressed hours, part-time, remote working, and the possibility of a job share arrangement , subject to agreement with management.

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

The British Embassy offers comprehensive learning and development opportunities that will be fully available to the jobholder. We regularly run both work area specific training, as well as more general skills development in project management, finance, and leadership. Each year the job holder will be encouraged to use 5 development days to pursue job related and personal development goals. We also focus on using coaching and a buddying system to support new arrivals.

All staff are required to take a role in the embassy’s crisis preparation and response. Full training will be provided for this and regular opportunities will be available to test and develop your skills.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

Language requirements:

–Language: English, Japanese

–Level of language required: English (business level spoken and written), Japanese (fluent spoken and written). * Experience of engagement with the financial services sector –ideally both Japan and UK

  • Experience of working with financial institutions
  • Understanding of fundamentals of how the financial services sector works.
  • Business level English (IELTS band 7 or TOEIC 800 points or above or equivalent)

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Experience working with the UK or other Government
  • Experience in a sales environment
  • Business level Japanese (JLPT N2 or equivalent)

Required competencies

Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline Application deadline –day Application deadline –month Application deadline –year

28 April 2021

Grade

C4 (L)

Type of Position

Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal

Working hours per week

37.5

Region

Asia Pacific

Country / Territory

Japan

Location (City)

Tokyo

Type of Post

British Embassy

Number of vacancies

1

Starting monthly salary (JPY)

628,320

Start Date Start Date –day Start Date –month Start Date –year

28 June 2021

Other benefits and conditions of employment

  • 1 month salary bonus equivalents payable in June and December
  • (Note: Salary may be reduced due to tax status)
  • Commuting allowance of up to JPY35,000 per month (paid on an actual cost basis)
  • 25 days paid annual leave (calculated pro rata)
  • Health Insurance and Employee pension (kenko hoken / kosei nenkin)
  • Employment Insurance (koyou hoken)
  • The British Embassy offers comprehensive learning and development opportunities that will be fully available to the jobholder. We regularly run both work area specific training, as well as more general skills development in project management, finance, and leadership. Each year the job holder will be Encouraged to use 5 development days to pursue job related and personal development goals. All staff are required to take a role in the embassy’s crisis preparation and response. Full training will be provided for this and regular opportunities will be available to test and develop your skills. ..

The applicant must have work authorization for Japan however if a foreign national, the British Embassy / Consulate General will support a visa application if required.

Additional information

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.

Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.

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