View Vacancy - Residence Assistant- Kaduna (01/17 KDN)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Residence Coordinator

Main purpose of job:

  •  Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the day to day running of the Kaduna Residence. This should have been in liaison with a Residence Manager but in the absence of one will be reporting to the Corporate Services Officer and supported by the Residence Manager in Abuja.

Roles and responsibilities 

  • To manage, coordinate and supervise the Residence team to ensure the upkeep, smooth and efficient running of the Residence.
  • Act as the focal point for the planning, organisation and coordination of all events held at the residence.
  • Coordinate through the Residence Assistant all maintenance requests to ensure that issues are quickly addressed.
  • Support the Residence Assistant in managing accommodation requests.     
  • Managing the Residence booking list.        
  • Co-ordinating British High Commission functions held at the Kaduna Residence.
  • Answering telephone calls and receiving visitors.           
  • Liaising with the contract cleaners on the day to day management of the Residence.       
  • Dealing with customer queries in the Office Manager’s absence. 
  • Weekly Inspection of the Residence and Grounds
  • Provide Line Management responsibility to 4 Residence staff.
  • Daily signing of all the log books with guards

  • To prepare monthly budget spend and submit to budget holders
  • To submit supplier’s invoice monthly for payments.
  • Oversee the stock in the miscellaneous store.  
  • Managing the cashbox and completing the NPA spreadsheet.
  • Other duties as tasked.
  • Good accounting skills 
  • Good Administrative and drafting skills.
  • Good communication skills
  • Previous experience in managing a small team.
22 November 2017
Administrative Assistant (AA)
Fixed Term
5 months
British High Commission
N 263, 239
18 December 2017
  • 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 High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position. 
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kaduna 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 
  • The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.  
  • 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: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5  
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.