EXPORT, TRADE & INVESTMENT MANAGER

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Company: St Helena Government

Application Deadline: 25 October 2021


Salary: £45,000 per annum


Location: Treasury, Infrastructure and Sustainable Development


Job Description

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid. Coronavirus resulted in a temporary suspension of weekly international flights, impacting on our plans for tourism. St Helena is about to embark on another journey in its transformation, with the laying of a fibre optic cable poised to deliver increased digital capacity to the island.

If you are highly driven and motivated you can help improve the lives of all within our community and help the island thrive. There are clear ways to do this. You will help the growth of key export sectors, ensuring that the mitigation actions within the Sustainable Economic Development Plan are being completed. You will ensure barriers to investment are reduced and that Public Service processes are clearly mapped and communicated. This is a key role in delivering our overarching vision of making St Helena a great place to live, learn, work, visit and invest.

You will develop industries essential to the future economic development of the island, including banking and finance, professional services, company registry and digital sectors. You will attract and maintain investment in St Helena, improving the trade deficit. Enabling the private sector to develop and market export products you will lay the foundations for transformational economic development, by working to reform policy, legislation, and working practices. You will build a strong working partnership with both local and international businesses and enable them to drive St Helena’s economic growth. You will enable local import substituting sectors to thrive thereby reducing the island’s reliance on imports.

Our Benefits Package Includes:
Salary: £45k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information at www.sthelenacareers.co.uk
Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information at www.sthelenacareers.co.uk
Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

Closing Date: 2021-10-25

Current Date: 2022-12-04

The closing date for applying for this position has now passed.