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View Vacancy - Residence Manager (07/17 FT) INTERNAL ONLY

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main purpose of job:

To give direction and support to the residence staff team, plan and run events and provide general oversight

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Managing and mentoring the residence staff of 1 x Chef, 2 x Stewards and 3 gardeners, producing rosters and work schedules;
  • Managing minor expenditure, overseeing all incidental ordering and food spending, overseeing the alcohol stock management;
  • Ensuring health and safety standards are met;
  • Liaising with Corporate Services Section on necessary maintenance requests;
  • Liaising with HC’s PA/ diary manager and spouse of the High Commissioner to organise official functions( lunches, dinners and receptions) including compiling menus and arranging extra staff;
  • Ensuring the Residence undergoes a regular  cleaning process


  • Previous or current experience working as an events supervisor or manager in a senior HMG domestic household.
  • Proven experience in successfully organising or supervising staff  for big events such as during VVIP visits or QBP

  • Ability to use computers
  • Good spoken and written English
Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Building Capability for All, Managing a Quality Service
23 May 2017
A2 (L)
Sierra Leone
British High Commission
SLL 3,538,846 gross plus Transport Allowance 183,045 (monthly); Rent Allowance 300,000 (annually) Leave Allowance 120,000 (annually)
1 June 2017



  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Freetown are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Sierra Leonne.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Senegal with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • 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.
  • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:
  • Successful candidates not resident in Sierra Leone will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits. 
  • Complete the application form in full as the information provided will be used for screening purposes.
  • Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.

This opportunity is closed to applications.