View Vacancy - Security Guard/Receptionist/Back up driver (MNE22.387)

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

The British Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro, is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. The Embassy is now looking to recruit a full-time security guard, who can act as a backup driver and handy person when required. The person will be responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the Residence compound and providing prompt and safe transport services when required.

Main roles and responsibilities:

Security Guard (80%)

  • To act in a polite and professional manner as a first point of contact for visitors and for enquiries received over the phone. Ensuring that all information and messages are passed to the relevant Embassy staff.
  • Monitoring the external CCTV system and carrying out patrols and physical checks of the Residence grounds on a daily basis.
  • Supervising vehicle and pedestrian access gates to the Residence compound, including recording the details of all non-Embassy vehicles and individuals.  Supervision of visitors when they enter the Residence compound where required.
  • Search of bags and  person (where needed) and issuing all relevant passes.
  • Ensuring physical security during events in the Residence and Embassy and, when needed, outside these premises
  • Carrying out monthly radio checks, and regular tests of fire, incident and bomb alarms, as directed by the Security Manager. Responding to any incidents.
  • Maintain a record of all keys and fobs, and ensure the functioning of the access system (software and hardware).

Receptionist (15%)

  • To act in a polite and professional manner as a first point of contact for visitors and for enquiries received over the phone. Ensuring that all information and messages are passed to the relevant Embassy staff.
  • Scanning all incoming mail and recording the details before passing it to Management Section.
  • Working with consular colleagues to maintain records and distributing consular documents.

Back up driver (5%)

  • Drive Embassy vehicles and transport staff or visitors in a safe and timely manner;  
  • Daily checks of Embassy vehicles to ensure they are clean and maintained to in line with FCDO Overseas Transportation guidance;
  • Safeguard the vehicles and any associated documents and equipment at all times;
  • Deliver letters and other materials and assist with customs clearance.
  • Fluency at a C level in Montenegrin and B level in English
  • Driving licence (category B);
  • Excellent knowledge of the local area;
  • Basic IT working knowledge skills;
  • Good level of written and oral communication skills in local language and English
  • Ability to work as part of a team and respond flexibly to changing circumstances;
  • Good level of personal initiative and the ability to manage own time and workload efficiently;
  • Availability to work weekends, nights and holidays.
  • Previous experience in security of diplomatic properties.
  • Fluency  at a C level in English.
Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together
15 August 2022
Flexible working, Night shifts, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
€ 1,059.61 (gross)
15 October 2022

This is a full-time, fixed-term contract for 4 new job-holders for 12 months with possibility of extension.

This vacancy is open to any gender or people of any gender, to former police workers, or general population.

The successful appointment is subject to confirmation of a background check ,security clearance, and medical clearance.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Podgorica are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Montenegro employment law.

Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Montenegro and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

*Please refer to the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”. We are looking for a C1 level or equivalent. For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your languages skills are going to be assessed.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.