View Vacancy - Corporate Services & IT Support Officer (DEU23.366)

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

The British Government in Germany is based at the British Embassy in Berlin and our consulates in Dusseldorf and Munich. We are part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. Currently, we're looking for a Corporate Services & IT Support Officer for the British Consulate General in Munich.


The Consulate-General represents British interests in the German federal states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, with a focus on business relations and support to British citizens.

We are looking for a dynamic and adaptable new team member with excellent customer service skills and a can-do attitude to join the Corporate Services team. Your role will help ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the Consulate, providing a platform for colleagues to complete their work.

Supporting the Office Manager to provide efficient Corporate Support to a team of approx. 20 colleagues. Team requests will very each day and strong time management skills and the ability to prioritise the tasks within your work areas are a must.


Why should you apply?

You will be responsible for the upkeep of the office IT inventory and will play an important role as the local point of contact for IT and telephony issues, therefore an interest in and an understanding of basic office-based IT systems and hardware is essential for the role. You will report technical IT issues to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office IT Help Desk team who will support you with remote assistance. Specialist technical IT knowledge is not required for the role.

The jobholder will be required to balance their workload to provide additional admin support in both English and German, with office cash management duties and procurement to support operations. Provide general operational and logistical support, as a back-up to the Office Manager.

There will be occasional opportunities to travel for training and to meet with Germany Network colleagues based at the British Embassy Berlin and Consulate-General Düsseldorf, with whom you will work closely. 



What is this role all about?

  • Daily coordination of IT, telecommunications and video-conferencing, liaising with the Office Manager and counterparts at the British Embassy Berlin and Consulate-General Düsseldorf;
  • The point of contact for local network providers;
  • Proactively maintaining the office IT, reporting incidents and performance issues promptly and escalating through correct channels where necessary;
  • Report technical IT incidents to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office IT Help Desk located in the UK, and act as a point of contact for technical visits;
  • Maintaining an accurate inventory of office IT equipment;
  • Cash-handling duties to meet monthly financial reporting deadlines and processing invoices;
  • Preparation and booking of diplomatic mailbags, and redirection of passport and visa enquiries;
  • Being part of the local crisis support team and practicing a response in the event of office IT failure;
  • Make a corporate contribution to supporting the team ethos of the Germany Network;
  • Any other duties in line with the grading of the job advertised that may reasonably be required to support the wider work of the Consulate-General, such as work to support crisis planning and the organisation of events.

Our ideal candidate shows:

  • Proficient German and English language skills (written and spoken, minimum level required C1 under the CEFRL or equivalent*) are required;
  • Recent experience of relevant administrative work;
  • Excellent IT skills, especially standard MS Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook);
  • A working knowledge of basic office-based IT systems and hardware;
  • High standard of self-organisation, attention to detail and delivery;
  • Strong communication skills, with both internal and external customers;
  • A friendly approach and excellent demonstrable customer experience;
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of IT networking solutions and local network providers;
  • Experience of working with Oracle databases used for payments;
  • Familiarity with basic budgeting and accounting principles.
Changing and Improving, Delivering at Pace, Managing a Quality Service, Working Together
19 July 2023
Administrative Officer (AO)
Full-time, Fixed Term
24 months
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Consulate General
€48,264 gross per annum rising to €54,214.95 gross per annum after a qualifying period in addition to performance related pay. (Salary is not negotiable)
21 August 2023

This is a fixed-term 24-month contract with the possibility of a permanent contract subject to performance and funding.


Working pattern will be in line with British Embassy’s internal policies. In order to carry out their work, the post-holder will be required to work outside the normal working hours from time to time,


The gross yearly salary is € 48,264 gross per annum rising to approx. €54,214.95 gross annum after a qualifying period in addition to performance related pay. (Salary is not negotiable). 


The successful candidate will be subject to academic /professional background check and security clearance.


Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Germany 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.


Our Learning & Development environment:

The British Government Germany Network has a strong ethos of Learning & Development, including our Learning & Development Week. In addition, there will be many opportunities for support, including mentoring, coaching, job shadowing and secondments and dedicated L& D days. This is in addition to the induction programme offered to all staff.


The successful applicant will be encouraged to be actively involved in the corporate life of the Embassy, contributing to the wider objectives of the British Government’s Germany Network and supporting a positive working environment.


The successful candidate will be subject to a professional background check and security clearance. The successful candidate must have pre-existing work authorisation in Germany in order to apply.

* Please note Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment indicates Level C1 as Mastery or proficiency Level which comprehends that a person can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations. For more information please click on the following link CEFRPlease bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your languages skills are going to be assessed. 
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