International Manager

British Water
London, United Kingdom
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Job description

The responsibilities of the International Manager of British Water (the Company) are:

  • to undertake the day-to-day management of the Company’s international programme of activities and all other duties consistent with this brief;
  • to expand and develop the role and standing of British Water;
  • to act at all times in the best interests of the Company;

and may include without limitation the following requirements.

Part A:            British Water generic requirements

A1        Contribute to the evaluation, development and delivery of British Water’s corporate strategy and its business plan, with particular emphasis on international elements, in collaboration with the Board (as required), the Chief Executive and British Water staff. 

A2        Execute the responsibilities of a company Manager, according to legal and ethical norms.

A3       The International Manager will support the development of income-generating international events and programmes in close collaboration with the Commercial Events Manager and other British Water Executives.  In particular, he/she will be responsible for recommending international themes for these programmes. 

A4       Represent the Company on industry panels, official committees and working groups and represent the international interests of British Water’s members in connection with both official and informal industry initiatives relevant to the Company.

A5       Seek and develop opportunities for cross-Forum collaboration in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of management effort.

A6       Contribute to the development of programmes for new member recruitment and existing member retention. 

A7       Ensure all activities meet the Company’s requirements for health and safety, legal stipulation and the general duty of care towards any person associated with the Company. 

Part B:            Core requirements of the role

B1        The International Manager is responsible for the development, administration and delivery of all activities of the International Forum, the role of which is to monitor, promote and advise on international, technological and regulatory issues relating to the global water and wastewater industry, in collaboration with other Fora as appropriate. 

B2       In conjunction with the Chief Executive and the Chairman of the International Forum, plan, develop and implement the strategy for the International Forum in order to meet agreed organisational performance objectives within established budget limits and timescales. 

B3       Monitor, evaluate and subsequently advise the Chief Executive on international and technological issues relating to the global water sector, adapting International Forum focus and activities to take account of these where they are likely to affect market conditions, involving other Fora as appropriate. 

B4       Within the remit of the International Forum, ensure appropriate industry input to relevant bodies in the UK and the EU that oversee the introduction of new legislation and technical standards affecting the industry in collaboration with other For as appropriate. 

B5       Act as an ambassador for international discussion and expertise within the industry, whilst monitoring and tracking emerging market opportunities, in order to evaluate their significance for the sector and advise the Chief Executive accordingly. 

B6       Take all other reasonable steps consistent with this brief to expand and develop the international standing of British Water through effective communication with: British Water members; the supply chain in general; water companies; regulators; government departments and any other relevant organisations. 

Part C:            Subsidiary requirements

C1        The International Manager will support where required British Water’s secretariat and management services for Aqua Europa by providing appropriate international advice as requested, and as agreed by the Chief Executive. 

C2       The International Manager will manage and develop direct-reporting permanent and temporary staff working within the Company.

C3       This role will also encompass all other duties reasonably associated with an international brief within a trade association. 

Candidates will be asked to demonstrate/provide examples of the following:

  • An interest in international trade
  • An interest in the water/wastewater industry. Experience of the water/wastewater industry would be preferred.
  • Strong communication skills - listening, speaking and writing
  • The ability to work in a team and independently
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Personal management skills - the ability to plan and manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong work values - dependability, honesty, self-confidence and a positive attitude are prized qualities in any profession

Please contact Lila Thompson (07949277528) for further information on the role and salary.

Deadline date for applications 12 noon, Tuesday 18 December.

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