British High Commission (BHC) Graduate Community Liaison Officer Recruitment
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category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working
opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Part-Time
Working hours per week: 25 hours
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Job Subcategory: Community Liaison
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main Purpose of Job:
- The main purpose of the Community Liaison Officer’s job is to
support and bolster a cohesive and mutually supporting wider BHC
community. The successful candidate will be part of a small team
advocating for and providing support to UK-based staff and families on
family and community issues primarily in the areas of arrival and
departure from post, information gathering, welfare and communication.
Roles and Responsibilities / What Will the Job Holder Be Expected to Achieve?:
- To ensure that all new arrivals (single officers, couples, families
and officers on temporary duty) are welcomed and supported into the
community; that advice on living in Abuja is provided in advance both
proactively and on demand; and to guide new arrivals through the arrival
process, including orientation and induction briefing, with due care
- Advocate for UK-based staff and dependents in addressing issues of
importance with Post management, including as their representative on
the Joint Post Management Board, Post Housing Committee, and
evacuation/contingency planning, and as the chief link between Post and
DSFA in London. (15%)
- Resource management of CLO Imprest, book and DVD library, keeping
updated the CLO Welcome Pack, and, with Post Management, coordination of
update of the Post Report.(5%)
- Specifically to engage in information gathering and providing advice
on spouse/partner employment at Post and children’s education. To
remain actively engaged with new arrivals by following up after a period
of time to ensure that people have settled in well. (40%)
- To contribute fully and actively to a strong sense of community
cohesion by ensuring that all members are encouraged to contribute and
share relevant information on social events and
amenities/restaurants/shops etc. To facilitate events, coordinate
volunteers, and liaise/network with other missions’ CLOs and local expat
How should this be achieved?
- The successful CLO needs to be approachable and sympathetic, be a
good listener, discreet and able to respect confidences. CLOs may often
be the first person at Post to hear of a problem and should be prepared
to listen and signpost to where solutions may be obtained.
- The CLOs report directly into the Deputy High Commissioner, and are
expected to advise him on community needs where relevant to wider
Essential Qualifications and Experience
- Must have a sound understanding of expatriate life.
- You will need to be able to work independently, using initiative and problem solving skills.
- The successful candidate must be sympathetic, discrete and a good listener.
- You must be able to demonstrate excellent written and spoken English
- Must be comfortable using Word, Excel and Outlook.
Desirable Qualifications and Experience
- Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Demonstrating Resilience
Starting Monthly Salary
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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- Please complete the application form in full. Failure to do so may
result in a determination that you do not meet the requirements for the
- Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja
are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local
employment law in Nigeria.
- All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
- 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.
- Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
- Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
- Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework
- Successful candidates not resident in Nigeria will be personally
liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation
and work permits.
- Check your application and attachments before you submit your
application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
- The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.
Application Deadline 7th July, 2017.
Start Date 1st August, 2017