British High Commission (BHC)

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.The British High Commission is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Community Liaison OfficerRef No: 06/18 ABJLocation: AbujaGrade:  A2 (L)Type of Position: Part-TimeJob Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Residence and Support Staff)Job Subcategory  Community LiaisonWorking hours per week: 25Start Date: 2nd July, 2018. Main Purpose of JobThe main purpose of the Community Liaison Officer’s job is to support and bolster a cohesive and mutually supporting wider BHC communityThe 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 ResponsibilitiesTo 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 and attention. To remain actively engaged with new arrivals by following up after a period of time to ensure that people have settled in wellAdvocate 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 up to date the CLO Welcome Pack, and, with Post Management, coordination of update of the Post Report.  (5%)To maintain the UKB Spouse contact list (telephone tree) and supporting the BHC in any crisis or emergency. (5%)Acting as a hub for community and social events, communicating these to UK – based and local staff. (5%)Engage in information gathering and providing advice on spouse/partner employment at Post and children’s education, career and training opportunities, recreational facilities, social matters and completion of DSFA Spouse and Partner Annual Employment Report. (35%)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 groups/organisations. (35%)

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