View Vacancy - Projects and Events Manager, British High Commission Kingston

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Main purpose of job:

To lead on the High Commission’s FCO-funded Projects and Events work, including: management of high level visits to and from Jamaica, including the High Commissioner’s travel around the island; managing the High Commisson’s events programme, including our flagship annual UK-Jamaica Fair; management of Chevening Scholarships activity, including the selection process and alumni engagement; and management of Global Britain and other programme fund activity.

What will the jobholder be expected to achieve?

This is a fantastic and varied job working in one of the key diplomatic missions in Kingston.

The main focus of the job is to use our programmes and events to support the High Commission’s work with Jamaican partners to tackle serious organised crime, promote trade and investment links between the UK and Jamaica, support British nationals and promote British values and understanding of the United Kingdom.  This will involve working with teams across the High Commission. 

As part of that engagement, the jobholder will lead on a number of key FCO-funded programmes.  This includes the Chevening Scholarship programme, which sends around 15-20 Masters level students to the UK every year and has over 400 Jamaican alumni.  The jobholder will lead on work supported by the Global Britain Fund, used to run our public events such as the UK-Jamaica Fair held in Kingston and to support engagement outside Kingston, as well wider British Government and Commonwealth programmes in Jamaica and the Caribbean including on Cyber Security, the Marine Environment and LGBT+ issues.

The jobholder will also lead on other aspects of UK/Jamaica co-operation, such as high level visits between the two countries and on regional visits by the High Commissioner around Jamaica.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

Chevening Programme, Global Britain and other programme funding. 

Essential on arrival:

  • Experience of programme and event management
  • Team player
  • Proactive approach
  • Able to work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Flexible – may be asked to work outside of normal office hours

Language and level requirement: English - must be fluent

Knowledge of Jamaica

Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service
8 February 2019
B3 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
39 Gross / 35 Net
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
British High Commission
JMD 3,268.146
25 March 2019

Must have the right to live and work in Jamaica.

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

The British High Commission has an active Learning and Development Committee and encourages staff to take advantage of opportunities for personal development, both in Jamaica and across the Foreign and Commonwealth Office network.

Working patterns:

Some working from home and flexibility around working hours are both possible.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.