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Job Title:
Program Coordinator, Canadian Technology Accelerator - Commercial and Economic Division (CED) - INTERNAL

£39,106 GBP gross per annum.

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
1 year Acting or Term appointment from January-December 2022 with the possibility of extension or indeterminate (INTERNAL)



Canada House, Trafalgar Square SW1

Closing date for applications:
07-11-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Reporting to the First Secretary and Trade Commissioner, Canadian Technology Accelerator, the incumbent provides coordination and administrative support for the CED’s Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) program. Specifically, the incumbent:
• coordinates clerical and administrative duties such as scheduling meetings and appointments, and assisting with the setup of webinars, in-person workshops, and hospitality events;
• supports the CTA assessment process by compiling and distributing documents for evaluation, informing companies of application decisions, and recording relevant information in TRIO;
• supports the CTA contracting process by assisting with the preparation of statements of work and requests for proposals, compiling and distributing documents for evaluation, liaising with service providers to distribute or solicit information, and reviewing contract deliverables from partners and facilitating payments;
• communicates directly with Canadian companies to collect and compile relevant information prior to, during, and after their participation in the program, and provides information on program format and scheduling;
• assists with the drafting and distribution of social media and web content to promote the CTA and profile participating companies; and
• ensures that information and data related to the CTA (including TRIO reporting) are up to date, relevant and accessible, both to support operational objectives and reporting requirements.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) how they meet each of these essential qualifications. Only candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements will proceed to the next stage of the process.

• A-Levels or equivalent

• Fluent* in English (oral, written, comprehension).
* Fluency will be assessed by a variety of means including written assessment and interview.

• Experience providing administrative or financial support in a professional office environment.
• Experience using software and systems required to produce various reports and spreadsheets, presentations, and correspondence, and to update databases (MS Office, Outlook, etc.).
• Experience using online platforms to organize virtual meetings (Zoom, MS Teams, etc.).
• Experience providing service to clients and external stakeholders.

Rated Requirements
The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written or online examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations, psychometric assessment and/or reference checks.

• Knowledge of international trade and of the commercial interests and priorities of Canada in the United Kingdom.
• Knowledge of the mandate and role of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, especially as it applies to programming support to innovative Canadian small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
• Knowledge of general office procedures and practices, information management techniques and financial monitoring.
• Client focus
• Working effectively with others
• Demonstrating integrity and respect
• Showing initiative and being action-oriented
• Thinking things through

• Ability to coordinate conflicting priorities within tight deadlines and meet work targets.
• Ability to draft social media and web content in a professional context.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Experience with contracting (e.g. statements of work, requests for proposals)
• Experience planning and managing events, conferences and/or tradeshows
• Fluency in French

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Willing and able to work extended hours as required including late evenings, weekends and sometime with little advance notice.
• Hours of work will be 37.5 per week, worked Monday to Friday at time to be arranged by the supervisor.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory employment and character references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening (including a criminal record check) which you currently possess.
• Copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process.
• Successful candidate must have the required documentation allowing the right to work in the UK. Documentation will be required.
• All new hires on or after the effective date of October 6, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment and to attest that they are fully vaccinated prior to their starting date unless accommodation measures are granted.

Area of selection:
Open to all indeterminate and term locally engaged employees at the High Commission, and Canada Based Spouses, who are currently resident in the UK, who hold current documentation allowing them to work in the UK without restriction, who currently possess enhanced reliability status security clearance, who meet all of the essential requirements stated and whose applications are received by the closing date. Those candidates holding documentation/visas not renewable in the UK such as the Youth Mobility Visa will only be eligible to apply for this position if the expiry date of the visa exceeds the term duration. The High Commission of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from assessments or interviews nor does it reimburse any relocation costs. The High Commission of Canada does not sponsor work permit applications on behalf of candidates. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Important Notes:
How to apply
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French.
• Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected.

Important notes
• Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our online portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings, at the High Commission of Canada in London, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process, with various tenures, including indeterminate or term.
• Applications from Canadian citizens - it is important to note, The High Commission of Canada is obliged, as the employer, to deduct at source Canadian Income Tax (IT), Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI) for locally engaged employees who are Canadian citizens. Canadian citizens who therefore choose to undertake employment with the High Commission will be subject to pay Canadian taxes on their salaries earnt until such time as the employee provides the necessary Residency Determination Waivers from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). Further information will be provided to successful candidates.
• The High Commission of Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce.
• The High Commission of Canada is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:

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