This is a new position offering the right candidate an exciting opportunity to play a leading role shaping and delivering a communications strategy for the Department for International Trade (DIT) in Germany, based at the British Embassy in Berlin.

DIT is the British government’s international economic department. As Head of Business Communications for DIT Germany, you will be one of the most senior members of the DIT Germany team (made up of approximately 40 colleagues based in the Embassy in Berlin and Consulates-General in Düsseldorf and Munich).

The successful candidate will work closely with DIT Senior Management and colleagues across the Germany Network in order to develop and implement a new and effective communications strategy in support of DIT business plan objectives. These include supporting UK exports to Germany, attracting high quality FDI into the UK and engaging on market access and trade policy issues.

Germany is the UK’s second largest trading partner. Your task will be to ensure DIT’s commercial priorities are reflected across the broader Germany Network strategic communications approach. You will have responsibility for identifying opportunities and creative methods to adapt and communicate key messaging to German business audiences via sector-specific trade/business media, with a particular focus on key bilateral issues and priority areas such as Clean Growth, Technology/Digital and Health and Life Sciences.

As we look towards a new and reinvigorated bilateral and economic relationship between the UK and Germany, the jobholder will play an important role delivering on the Embassy’s wider objectives following the UK’s exit from the European Union. This includes highlighting the role of business in the Germany Network’s focus on UK global priorities e.g. as hosts of the upcoming COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow or the UK’s G7 Presidency, both in 2021.

This is a new position and as such offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional development as part of a diverse and high-performing team, with much scope to shape, lead and deliver strategy in one of DIT’s biggest and most important market.

Starting yearly salary (EUR)

€79,284 gross per annum rising to approx €89,060 gross per annum after a qualifying period in addition to performance related pay. (Salary is not negotiable)

Start Date

1 June 2021

Application deadline

02. Mai 2021

Roles and Responsibilities

Strategy, Planning and Delivery 40%

Leadership & Engagement 40%

Line Management of the DIT Strategic Communications and Marketing Team 20%

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a full-time position of five working days 37.5 hours per week, for a contract period of two years.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.

We actively encourage learning and development and will develop a specific plan in collaboration with the successful candidate.

Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Germany and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.