Director, Business Environment Programmes

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

The Director, Business Environment Programmes will be required to lead, develop, and deliver CBBC’s strategic analysis output across a range of business environment issues, including market access, trade policy and intellectual property.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading a small dedicated team in monitoring policy development and the business environment in general, identifying what issues mean for UK-China trade relations and translating them into value/revenue generating products and services;
  • Leading CBBC’s Intellectual Property team, in particular with regard to IP activity under the UK government’s Prosperity Fund China Business Environment programme;
  • Developing thought leadership on research areas, initiatives and programmes including securing funding;

    The Director, Business Environment Programmes will work closely with our teams across the UK and China as well as external partners.

  • Job Requirement

    Specific Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of international trade policy and business development issues;
  • Exceptional analytical and writing skills, including bid-writing (native English/equivalent)
  • Experience of undertaking successful collaborative research.
  • A good understanding of UK-China trade and investment issues in the global context
  • A well-developed network of government/political contacts in China
  • An excellent understanding of principles and practice of performance management
  • Strong written/spoken Mandarin skill

  • Benefits and conditions of employment

  • CBBC offer competitive packages which include basic gross salary, social insurance (CBBC cover both employee and company contributions), medical insurance, and generous leave entitlement.
  • The gross annual package for this position is RMB 480K with annual pro rata leave entitlement of 22-days for Chinese nationals and 30-days pro rata annual leave entitlement for non-Chinese nationals.

    The job holder will report to the Executive Director, Public Affairs in London.

    Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter explaining how your personality and experience meet our requirements together with detailed CV to the following email address:

    We regret that only short listed candidates will be notified and that applicants who fail to provide a Cover letter will not be considered.

    The closing date for applications is 15th November.  We encourage early applications. We will be reviewing applications as they come in therefore you may be contacted before the closing date if we wish to take forward your application. Telephone enquiries and personal visits will NOT be accepted


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    The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is the leading business network promoting trade and investment between the UK and China.  As a not-for-profit membership organisation, we are run by business, for business.   Through our unrivalled heritage, experience and close partnerships with both the UK and Chinese Governments dating back to 1954, we are uniquely well placed to articulate the needs and views of business in a rapidly expanding and increasingly complex commercial relationship.  The advice and support which we deliver to our 900+ members in every sector and across every region and to our private clients has helped build British export capability to the point where Greater China is now the UKs third largest market.