View Vacancy - Assistant Health & Safety/Compliance Officer AA (20/23 ABJ) - Maternity cover

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

Main purpose of job:

To provide maternity cover for the Assistant Health & Safety/Compliance Officer

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide general support and assistance to the Health and Safety/Compliance Manager.
  • Assist the Health and Safety Manager to monitor and coordinate Health and Safety activities.
  • Assist the Health and Safety Manager with the management of safety and property compliance throughout the Post.
  • Liaise closely with the Technical/Facilities/Estates Management team to manage issues relating to facilities service provision, buildings maintenance, fire safety equipment, non-compliance including filing and documentation.
  • Provide clerical support to the Health and Safety Committee and Compliance Forum.
  • Assist the Health and Safety Manager to maintain and coordinate health and safety training.
  • Assist the Health and Safety / Compliance Manager to maintain and coordinate property compliance assessment register.
  • Assist in the identification of operational needs and preparation of risk assessments, asset registers, compliance and training of staff with adequate documentation.
  • Review and record all checks on fire exits, firefighting equipment, First Aid kits, and other activities regarding the Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) of equipment across BHC estates.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Documentation and safekeeping of all items in the H&S store and recording their movements within Abuja and regional posts.
  • Monthly inspection of all Fire Extinguisher’s across BHC estates.
  • Working closely with the Regional office managers on Property Compliance Assessment (PCA) matters.
  • Identifies safety needs and work closely with procurement team on restocking.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • Procurement of health and safety items
  • Procurement of medical supplies
  • Vendor management
  • Proficient in the use of English Language (Writing, speaking, listening and reading)
  • Computer Literate – Good in use of Word, outlook and Excel Packages
  • Ability to learn fast on the Job
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to work in a high paced team
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills
  • A self-starter, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good organizational skills and record keeping skills
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • 2 - 3 years of relevant work experience in Health & Safety management will be an added advantage.
  • Good IT skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree
  • Membership of a Professional Association (e.g. ISPON, IOSH, etc.)

Changing and Improving, Delivering at Pace, Managing a Quality Service, Working Together
10 August 2023
Administrative Assistant (AA)
Fixed Term
35 hours per week
6 months
British High Commission
USD 918.84
4 September 2023

Learning and development opportunities:

  • HERA
  • Complete the mandatory e-learning courses on arrival and develop knowledge as necessary
  • Use of relevant Health & Safety/Compliance software

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • 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;
  1. Obtain the relevant permit
  2. Pay fees for the permit
  3. Make arrangements to relocate
  4. Meet the costs to relocation
  • 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.  
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:
  • Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.