View Vacancy - Estate Support (Handymen) S2 (07/22 LUA)

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

Main purpose of the job:

Carry out general maintenance work in all Embassy properties, working to agreed maintenance programmes and responding to emergency requests as required, to standards required by UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidelines

 Duties and Responsibilities: (what will the jobholder be expected to achieve)

  • Complete all required maintenance tasks for all properties within agreed time frames and to agreed standards
  • Ensure relevant contractors meet the requirements of the contracts in terms of work done and agreed time frames.
  • Manage inventory of all Embassy work equipment, including electrical tools, ladders and steps.
  • Ensure effective supervision of contractors at Embassy properties as appropriate
  • Carry out duties related to distribution of goods and assets within properties
  • Assist in completing and maintaining records of various routine inspections required under Health & Safety regulations
  • Assist in disposing of assets when needed
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the line manager
  • At least 2 years previous experience in a civil work role to include maintenance (painting skills, electrical, building repairs, etc)
  • Technical Craft Certificate or proven experience
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Previous experience in general services
  • Ability to identify ad hoc maintenance requirements essential for facility management services.
  • Ability to manage day-to-day maintenance and support requests and other additional tasks.
  • Team player who is also capable of working on their own initiative
  • Fluency in English & Portuguese (Written & Spoken)
    • 2 – 3 years of experience in maintenance works
    • Have excellent knowledge of general installations
    • Advance knowledge operations in general services maintenance and repairs
    Communicating and Influencing, Managing a Quality Service, Seeing the Big Picture, Working Together
    23 November 2022
    S2
    Temporary, Fixed Term
    6 months
    Africa
    Angola
    Luanda
    British Embassy
    3
    USD
    USD 452.52
    3 January 2023

    Learning and development opportunities:

    The successful applicant will have access to a wide range of online training through the British Government’s online learning platforms. Further opportunities may be available for job shadowing.


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    • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Luanda are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Angola.
    • It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Angola without the need to apply for a work permit
    • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.   
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