Residence Manager at British Deputy High Commission

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.Job Title: Residence Manager (17/16 LOS)Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)Job Subcategory: FMCU (Facilities Management Client Unit)Grade: A2 (L)Type of Position: Fixed TermDuration of Post: 12 monthsLocation: LagosStarting monthly salary (): N360,778Start Date:1 October Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  Management of the British Residence:To  organise the Residence event diary in close liaison with the DHC, his PA and other relevant staff within the British Deputy High Commission.To provide assistance and support to HC and official visitors on duty visits to Lagos.To  ensure the house offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere; to take  responsibility for the day to day supervision, cleanliness and upkeep of  the house and its surroundings.To arrange appropriate maintenance on the house and oversee any refurbishments or works carried out at the Residence.To liaise with CS staff and local suppliers on the renewal of fabrics, soft furnishings and other domestic equipment.Organising and preparing for all functions held at the Residence:Agree a schedule of entertainment and events with the DHC and make preparations for each function. Choose menu in discussion with DHC and/or other individuals as  s/he directs. Accompany the cook (when appropriate) on shopping trips.Ensure  that appropriate extra staff, decorations, equipment are arranged as  required and ensuring that such procurement is in line with guidelines on recruitment, health and safety etc, supervise staff/helpers and stock during and after functions and maintain records and house files.To ensure value for money and cost effective purchases and regular review of suppliers to seek competitive offers.Management of Accounts, Inventory and Staff:Maintain up to date inventories and carry out periodic checks of all Silverware, Government Art Collection, furniture, furnishings, food and wine stocks at the Residence ensuring that they are still present, functioning and in date.  Manage the cash imprest ensuring full receipts and costs are monitored.To keep the DHC’s monthly account.To keep track of monthly stock of food, drinks and other household items.To ensure that accounts are kept up to date and submitted within deadlines.To actively manage staff at the residence, to carry out regular appraisals and reviews and to ensure that the Residence has sufficient staff at all times to meet the operational requirements of the DHC.To act as Budget monitor for the entertainment and SIWM sub heads

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