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Job Title Consultant
Closing Date 30-Sep-2022
Position Full Time - Permanent
Business Entity International Investment Services
Department International Investment Services (IIS)
Location London – United Kingdom
Job Type Experienced Hire
International Investment Services (IIS) is one of the UK's most active inward investor advisors. We help businesses expand internationally. We work in partnership with our clients to help them achieve their international growth ambitions
We are a 100% owned subsidiary of Gateley Group, one of the UK's pre-eminent professional services firms. Gateley Legal has been the UK's most active merger and acquisition (M&A) legal adviser for the past 5 years running. We work in collaboration with our Gateley colleagues to meet our clients' needs.
We are forward thinking and straight talking, our approach is to find solutions to the problems that our clients face.
The Team
International Investment Services brings together a team of experts that help international business to expand into new global markets.
With experience of helping hundreds of businesses to expand internationally and an extensive network of international contacts, we specialise in managing the risk that comes with inward investment projects and international expansion.
We help organisations invest in overseas markets by identifying four key things:
the right location
the right people
the right funding
the right infrastructure
We'll advise you on the right country for your expansion, right down to the specific location within a territory. We can help you set up the right corporate and governance structures and the right bank accounts to access funding. We can assist with personnel matters too, assessing candidates for senior management roles and providing interim non-executive director support.
The Role
The Consultant role will assist with attracting, growing and retaining foreign companies establishing in the UK and UK companies establishing abroad. The Consultant will assist with winning clients through marketing and business development, on-boarding clients and moving them through our sales pipeline. The Consultant will assist to provide billable services generated from market entry support and bespoke projects as the client requires to assist their growth. The Consultant will also work with our Gateley colleagues to provide clients services as required and drive cross-sell. For existing clients, the Consultant will assist to provide after care to uncover further opportunities for IIS and Gateley.
In addition to client work, the Consultant assist with preparing tenders for large scale project delivery, such as Government programs. Where IIS is successful in winning tenders, the Consultant will be active in delivering those programs through assisting with the program management or to deliver a specific service within the project or the provision of billable services.
While the key responsibilities listed in this description must happen for the Consultant to deliver their targets, there is scope for the right person to develop this role and make it their own.
Key Skills & Experience
As a Consultant for International Investment Services you will be responsible for:
Promotion of ISS and Gateley services
Client on-boarding
Providing direct billable services to clients to support their growth and internationalisation
Assist to create bespoke propositions to clients based on need to support their growth and internationalisation
Working with Gateley colleagues to provide clients services as required and drive cross sell
Assist with account management of existing clients to provide best in class service and to uncover further opportunities for IIS and Gateley
Networking with Commercial and Professional Service Providers, and local and national governments and regional development bodies, for the purpose of supporting clients' needs and driving referrals to ISS and Gateley
Assist with preparing tenders for projects leveraging individual and IIS areas of expertise
Where IIS has won a project/program working with the wider ISS team and delivery partners to assist with the successfully delivery of the project/program
Use skills and expertise to deliver specific parts of the project/program individually/as a team
Where appropriate, deliver project/program services on a billable basis within IIS or working on the client side through a secondment or delivery contract
Ensure efficient and effective use and capture of information to develop reports for management
Produce required reports/pipeline updates to measure KPIs
Required attributes and skills:
Business analysis/acumen skills and experience working with business clients
An understanding of the key drivers of domestic/international business expansion
A cooperative and pro-active team player that is also comfortable working on individual tasks
Experience as part of a project/program management team
Agile and flexible approach to work to support customers, management, and stakeholders
A desire to develop business development and stakeholder management skills
Ability to think creatively to solve problems
Excellent time management and communication skills
Confident using MS Teams (and other video conferencing software), MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and IT management tools
Desired attributes and skills:
At least 1 - 2 years professional experience working with business clients or within a financial, professional or legal services firm
Experience in supporting businesses in location management and market entry and/or inward investment and economic development experience
Relationships with complimentary professional service providers, and local government and regional development bodies
Education: Legal, business or marketing degree or other related field
Professional Qualifications (or aspiring towards attaining professional qualifications)
Experience living and working in a foreign (non-UK) country preferred (not essential)
Participation in a graduate program at a financial, professional or legal services firm highly sort after
Diversity, inclusion and well being
Diversity, inclusion and well-being is an important part of Gateley's culture and values.
We recruit talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, providing equal opportunities for all to join our team regardless of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, or culture.
We create an exciting and rewarding place to work that aims to fulfil everyone's potential and together to achieve personal and business goals. We offer flexible working patterns to help our staff achieve a good work/ life balance and we encourage candidates seeking flexibility in their next role to apply for any of our vacancies.
We are proud to have been recognised by The Law Society as gold standard for our Diversity and Inclusion Charter and to be Stonewall Diversity Champions.

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