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Job vacancy for Market Adviser

The UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Team at the British Embassy, Riga is looking to recruit a Market Adviser

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Market Adviser for temporary cover (1.5 years)

The UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Team at the British Embassy, Riga is looking to recruit an enterprising, results-oriented MARKET ADVISER to deliver business development projects for UK companies in the Latvian market.

This is a temporary position and the preferred start date is January 2014.

The successful candidate will work with a wide range of UK and international companies to develop export driven strategies and contribute to the UK’s economic growth and prosperity.

Building and managing a corporate portfolio in a challenging, client-facing environment, you will identify and anticipate customer needs and generate chargeable projects. There will be a focus on building long-term relationships with key decision makers across a spectrum of businesses and sectors.

You will develop sector/market-specific networks to facilitate and encourage strategic collaboration between UK and Latvian companies while having the ability to strengthen UKTI’s stakeholder network in Latvia and at a wider level across the Nordics.

To be successful in this role, your skills will include:

• Strong knowledge from the engineering, rail, transport and infrastructure sectors

• Ability to demonstrate strong research and analytical skills

• Experience in project management and target orientated environments

• Communication and presentation skills need to be excellent in Latvian and English. Knowledge of Russian will be looked at as an advantage

• An understanding of government and the role it plays in international trade development would be of advantage.

The British Embassy offers an international working environment, personal development prospects, and an opportunity to work closely with an extensive number of international clients and high-level stakeholders from Latvia, the Nordics and the UK.

Salary LVL 1115,- gross per month.

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks. In relation to this, the successful candidate will need to arrange his/her own certificate of criminal non-convictions. You must also be permitted to work in Latvia in order to apply.

To Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter in English explaining why you are the best candidate providing evidence of the required skills and experience by 09 December 2013 to

Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. All interviews are conducted in English by a panel, usually made up of three members of staff. Interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 16th of December 2013.

All interviewed candidates will be contacted within one week of the interview to inform them whether or not they have been successful.

UK Trade & Investment is the UK Government organisation that helps UK based companies succeed in international markets and assist overseas companies to bring high quality investment to the UK’s vibrant economy. For further information about the British Embassy in Riga, UK Trade & Investment, FCO and BIS please visit the following sites:,,

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

Published 29 November 2013