We are Recruiting  6 Cluster Advisers - Various Clusters and Locations.

(see Job Descriptions below)

Fixed Term Contracts until 31 March 2021, with a potential for extension to September 2021

Salary: c £32,000 – £36,000 pa. – dependant on experience


Following the Spring Budget, we have been awarded further funding as part of HMGs levelling up agenda.  This funding will see us expand our portfolio of International Trade Advisers to include 6 Specialist Cluster Advisers in the following fields,

  • Advanced Manufacturing X2 

  • Food & Drink

  • Defence & Cyber Security

  • Clean Growth

  • Business & Professional Services

and across the various West Midlands LEP Geographies. 

Working as part of a successful team of International Trade Advisers within the West Midlands, the focus of the role will be to promote the global cluster opportunities within the LEP region and to support to businesses in maximising the potential of these opportunities through a series of events/webinars/and 1:1 sessions targeted within your given cluster area of expertise.


The successful candidates will demonstrate:



  • Several years' experience in a management capacity within your specific cluster area, with a broad understanding of how the cluster operates within local, national and international dimensions.

  • Sound awareness of issues affecting the UK economy.

  • Confident in the provision of advice to business owners and managers on your given cluster.

  • A track record in account management including building and maintaining customer relationships to achieve targets.

  • A commercially focused attitude with previous experience of growth strategies within your specific cluster area.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills including delivering of 1: many workshops and 1:1 advice.

  • Experience and commitment to be a self-starter and working independently.



  • Knowledge of both the export process and the wider remit of international trade.

Employed by one the regions Chambers of Commerce in either Greater Birmingham;

Black Country; Coventry & Warwickshire; Herefordshire & Worcestershire; Shropshire or

Staffordshire you will expected to work with the LEP/Growth HUBs corresponding to the roles below



Applications should be made by sending an up to date CV, together with a covering personal statement (not more than 2 pages A4) demonstrating your suitability for the role;

closing date for applications is 18/09/20


Click the Links below for full Job Descriptions.

Cluster Adviser - Advanced Manufacturing - (Coventry & Warwickshire LEP region)


Cluster Adviser - Advanced Manufacturing - (Stoke & Staffordshire LEP region)

Cluster Adviser - Defence - (Worcestershire LEP region)

Cluster Adviser - Food & Drink - (The Marches LEP region)

Cluster Adviser - Clean Growth - (The Black Country LEP region

Cluster Adviser - Business & Professional Services ( Greater Birmingham LEP region)



West Midlands International Trade is an equal opportunity employer.


If you are from outside the EEA and do not possess immigration status which allows you to live and work in the UK, we will be unable to progress your application as West Midlands International Trade LLP are unable to provide sponsorship. Therefore, in the recruitment process all candidates are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation. 

Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable

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