Policy Analyst

2018, May 31
Policy Analyst 31st May 2018

The British Chamber of Commerce in China is a membership organisation for British business focused on boosting UK-China trade and investment. We operate as an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a strong and diverse membership. With over two decades’ worth of business experience in China, we provide intelligence, advice, and networking opportunities for our members, helping their business grow in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

The Chamber works closely with partners across the UK and China.  For more information about us, please visit our website at www.britishchamber.cn/

Policy Analyst (Full-time internship)
British Chamber Of Commerce
Location: Beijing

The successful candidate will lead on the British Chamber’s Advocacy and Business representation work; we are seeking a confident and energetic team player with Policy experience, excellent communications and research skills. This is an excellent opportunity to develop British Business representation here in China, specifically focusing on market Access work which could further UK trade and investment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Policy Analyst responsible for overseeing our full range of business advocacy services including leading on the Business Environment and Market Access (BEMA) initiative.
  • S/he will support work of the British Chamber of Commerce in China in convening, organizing and synthesizing the outputs of sector working groups to create an evidence-based and comprehensive accounts of business environment and market access issues facing UK companies across China.
  • This work will be undertaken in collaboration with CBBC and other UK business organizations across China, working with existing sector groups where they exist and convening them where not.
  • S/he will oversee the data collection process including, designing surveys/question grids or other systems for consistent data-gathering, both offline and online, speaking with member companies in groups and individually.
  • Outputs of these groups to be shared with the Department for International Trade at the British Embassy to inform government-level policy dialogues, and to allow the Chamber to comment authoritatively on these issues in media and other public forums if it chooses.
  • Liaise with Chambers in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, with CBBC offices around China and in UK, and with CBI’s China office in order to ensure as a comprehensive process as possible.
  • Draw up target lists of relevant companies according to sector, both within and outside Chamber/CBBC’s current membership.
  • S/he will help the Managing Director to devise and implement information campaigns and lobbying strategies in addition to supporting existing Councils and Working Groups. This will require liaison with companies and other trade associations, Embassies and Britcham staff in the UK.
  • The job holder will be required to represent the Chamber to external audiences, including senior business and political figures.


Qualifications/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. politics, economics, trade policy, international relations). A postgraduate degree is not essential, but commitment to ongoing learning and self-development must be demonstrated.
  • Must be a self-starter, willing to take responsibility for project work in a team and deliver results with limited managerial oversight.
  • High standard of writing; clarity of thought and drafting.
  • Specialist knowledge in a particular area (e.g. trade policy, regulatory affairs) is a plus. With a native English language level He/She must also be able to demonstrate an understanding of policy in the international context; an in-depth knowledge of Chinese economics and politics.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills. The analyst must be able to analyse, prepare and explain complex issues to a variety of audiences.
  • To be considered for the full time position (not intern), must have a minimum of two years working experience in China to comply with local regulations.
  • Demonstrable relationship-building skill, particularly with senior stakeholders.


Interested candidates are invited to send a written application letter together with their detailed CV, an indication of expected salary, and relevant supporting certificates to steven.lynch@cbbc.org.cn by 29th June, 2018.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Telephone enquiries and personal visits will NOT be accepted.

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