Vacancy – Corporate Services Manager
Job Category:Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory :Estates, Finance, Protocol, Visits and Events
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job:
To efficiently manage the High Commission’s finances, procurement, estate and security.
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve:
Lead and develop a busy team to ensure that the High Commission’s resources are efficiently deployed to deliver the British government’s objectives in Botswana, supported by regional finance, procurement and human resources hubs in Pretoria.
Finance: manage the High Commission’s local budget, ensuring value-for-money and financial compliance.
Procurement: oversee supplier selection, service level agreements and contract management for goods and services procured by the High Commission.
Estates: oversee the management of the High Commission’s estate in Botswana, planning routine and non-routine maintenance, and ensuring properties comply with buildings and health and safety standards.
Human Resources: Work closely with Regional Hub on all aspects of HR management including recruitment, terms and conditions and payroll
Security: Day to day management of security contract, supported by the Regional Security Manager based in Pretoria
IT: provide first line support for all IT and telephony issues
Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
The jobholder will manage the small Corporate Services team (currently 3 staff) and have oversight of management of the Residence team (currently 2 staff).
Management of High Commission local budget (FY 16-17 £398,672).
Essential qualifications and experience
-Minimum undergraduate degree or equivalent
-Previous experience in a relevant area such as office manager or similar
-Excellent budgeting and finance skills
-Proven record in staff management
-Desirable qualifications and experience
-Relevant qualification in accountancy, finance, etc.
Required competencies
Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline
4 November 2016
Grade :B3 (L)
Type of Position :Permanent
Starting monthly salary (BWP) :21,154.00
Start Date :1 December 2016
How to apply:
applying via the application link below
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