View Vacancy - Security Guards S2 (32/19 ADD)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main purpose of job:

To carry out a full range of guarding duties including checking vehicles and people both entering and leaving the Embassy compound on a 24-hour shift basis.

To follow all written and verbal instructions issued to them by the Embassy security managerial staff.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Manning allocated duty post as directed
  • Checking that persons entering the compound have the authority to do so.
  • Searching both persons and vehicles (Including using scanners).
  • Operating access gates to allow pedestrian and vehicular access to and from compound.
  • Checking that no goods are taken out of the compound without the correct authority
  • Responding to any incident (Bomb, Fire and Incident etc.) as required in accordance with set procedures.
  • Always to be a professional, polite, and motivated and smart team player.
  • Any other security related task as directed.
  • At least high school graduate.

  • Experience in the security with police or military and related field with a proven track record of delivering a quality service

  • Be open to change and actively seek ways to improve the service of the security section.

  • Attention to details and good follow up discipline.

  • Ability to work quickly and reliably with little supervision to meet targets with clear and effective decision making skills.

  • Be an excellent team player and to contribute and support wider Embassy objectives.

  • Recommendation from previous employer of security experience. 

  • First aid and basic computer skill is an added advantage.

  • Full Ethiopian driving Licence (car)

Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service
24 October 2019
Addis Ababa
British Embassy
ETB 10,279.35
1 November 2019

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • A full induction training package will be undertaken by the successful candidate.

Working patterns:

  • Shift working hours are 42 hrs per week
  • Day and Night

Annual Leave and Public Holidays:

Locally engaged staff of all grades will be entitled to paid annual leave as follows:
Up to 2 years 22 days
After 2 years services 25 days
After 5 years services 30 days

In addition to annual leave, the British Embassy observes up to a maximum number of 14 Ethiopian, British and Religious public holidays each year. A list of such Embassy holidays will be published each year. Office Staff required to work on these holidays will be granted time off in lieu or overtime where circumstances permit.

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia.
  • 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 the fees for the permit
  • Make arrangements to relocate
  • Meet the costs to relocation
  • 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.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note:  Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.
  • In addition to salary the successful applicant will receive provident fund, medical benefits, 22 days annual leave and 14 public holidays (after the probation period).

  • An out of hours call will be given if necessary.

  • The package also includes a good level of health insurance and an engaging working environment.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.