Community Liaison Officer (16/17 LOS) at The British Government

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other 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:Job Title: Community Liaison Officer (16/17 LOS)Location: LagosGrade: A2 (L)Type of Position: Fixed TermWorking hours per week: 20 hoursDuration of Post:12 monthsJob Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Residence and Support Staff)Main Purpose of JobThe Community Liaison Officer (CLO) is an information point of contact for families, partners and staff prior to and on arrival at Post. On arrival the CLO assists UK based (including Home Office, SOCA, DFID & British Council) single staff, couples and families to integrate as smoothly as possible into life at Post. They also act as a continuing source of information, referral and support and provide effective communication on social matters within the Post.Roles and ResponsibilitiesSupporting UK based staff and their dependants before, during and after arrival at Post by providing relevant information as appropriate. This includes an orientation tour on arrival.In liaison with the Estates Officer, ensure that staff accommodation is delivered on time and at an acceptable standard.Assist officers, their families and staff on temporary duty by providing confidential information on health and medical welfare at Post.Act as the main contact between Post and local schools. Arranging school monitoring visits, arrange registration where necessary. Point of contact for school bills, fee enquiries and bids for FCO education team.Compile and issue monthly Newsletter to all staff. Co-ordinating the annual updating of the Post Report and the Post Fact Sheet.Completion of the bi-annual ECA Cost of Living (COLA) survey and other returns as required.Liaising with DSFA and submission of various data/information as required. Maintain contact with CLO co-ordinator and the CLO world-wide network. Liaise with other Diplomatic Missions in Lagos and maintain contact with British Women’s Group and the British Council.Attend the following committee meetings - Post Housing committee, Lagos Joint Post Management Board (LJPMB), International Mother & Child Playgroup based at the Kingfisher Club (KFC).Ad-hoc responsibilities as required by LM 

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