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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Estates, Procurement

The British Embassy, Israel has vacancy for a Corporate Services Assistant, Grade A1(L). This is a core position in the Corporate Services Unit of the Embassy and the successful applicant will be the first point of contract at the British Embassy. 

The primary role of this position is to play a central part in the essential procurement and administrative support services of the Embassy. This is in addition to welcoming visitors to the Embassy and managing the Embassy’s reception and main switchboard. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Reception Duties including, answering Embassy phones, manage Embassy main mailbox and hotel bookings
  • Embassy procurement including ordering and negotiating with suppliers
  • Process payments to Embassy suppliers
  • Management of furniture for Embassy and Ambassador’s Residence
  • General support to Corporate Services Unit
  • Line management of 2 cleaners.
  • Excellent experience in organisational and administrative work;
  • Flexibility and good communication skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in a team;
  • Good IT skills, including the ability to learn new programmes quickly.
  • Must be fluent in using English and Hebrew language (both spoken and written)
  • Good negotiation skills
Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
11 March 2017
A1 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
Middle East & North Africa
Israel
Tel Aviv
British Embassy
1
7,800
26 February 2017
11 March 2017

The Embassy aims to offer an attractive working environment and remuneration package for this role, including the non negotiable salary of ILS 7,800 per month, plus social benefits. Parking facilities will not be provided or paid for by the Embassy.

No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position.

Working hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:00 – 16:00 and Friday 8:00-13:30, with some flexibility required including occasional evening events.

The appointment will be subject to security clearance and a probationary period of 4 months.

The position is available immediately.

Key Competencies:

  • Collaborating & Partnering - People skilled in this area create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done.
  • Delivering Value for Money – This involves the efficient, effective and economic use of taxpayers’ money in the delivery of public services.
  • Making Effective Decisions - Effectiveness in this area is about using sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to arrive at accurate, expert and professional decisions and advice.
  • Managing a Quality Service - Effectiveness in this area is about being organized to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements.
  • Delivering at Pace - Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.
  • Changing and Improving - People who are effective in this area are responsive, innovative and seek out opportunities to create effective change.

 (Your application must include examples in your cover letter of when you have demonstrated the competencies outlined above. Applications that do not include this information will be rejected).

Eligibility: 

Candidate must be able to work legally in Israel.

Application Process:

The closing date for applications will be 11 March 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interested candidates must attach the following documents when applying online.

 1.      Please provide examples of performance in each competency on the motivation section of the online application form or cover letter.

2.      An updated Curriculum Vitae.

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.

Due to the large amount of applications we receive only those shortlisted for assessment will be contacted. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified

The selection process will include an interview and a written exercise.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures.  Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances

 

The British Embassy Tel Aviv is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.

This opportunity is closed to applications.