View Vacancy - Administrative Officer / Official Driver (11/19 VIC)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Corporate Services Support

The British High Commission is looking for a well-organised and efficient person to join our busy and vibrant team. The Administrative Officer/Official Driver will be responsible for routine office administration at the British High Commission and will be required to perform regular driving duties for the British High Commissioner.

The role includes working closely with the Corporate Services Officer and Events and Engagement Officer on maintaining office inventories, assisting on Post Compliance Assessments and supporting on official events. The successful applicant will also provide support to estates management and be responsible for routine driving duties for office administration, including dispatches, procurement and collecting visitors.

The successful applicant will be required to drive the High Commissioner to daytime and evening engagements and be responsible for maintaining all official vehicles, including monitoring servicing requirements.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Administration support duties, including dispatching, procurement and managing office stock and stationery inventories
  • Providing support to estates management in the office and BHC Residence, including liaising with contractors on behalf of the Corporate Services department
  • Provide assistance to the IT Support Officer
  • Support Events and Engagement officer by assisting with event set up and procurement
  • Support Corporate Services with achieving post compliance on health and safety
  • Maintenance of official vehicles
  • Driving duties for the High Commissioner between Residence and office and to official events
  • Clean Class 2 driving license
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with team and external stakeholders
  • Confidence, flexibility and ability to cope under pressure and with changing priorities
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and basic IT literacy
  • Creole desirable
Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace
10 December 2019
A1 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
British High Commission
SCR 11, 275
6 January 2020

BHC encourages continuing professional development and gives access to excellent Learning & Development resources, with opportunities to participate in team and individual learning. In particular access to:  Diplomatic Academy & Civil Service On-line learning, as well as on the job training for career progression.

Working patterns:

  • Monday to Thursday:  07:30 - 15:30
  • Friday:  07:30 - 13:30

The Terms And Conditions Of Service allow for flexible working, by mutual agreement


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  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Victoria are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Seychelles.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;

Obtain the relevant permit

Pay fees for the permit

Make arrangements to relocate

Meet the costs to relocation

  • The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so. 
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.