British High Commission Hiring Furnishings Assistant

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Furnishings Assistant S3 (29/20 NR)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Estates

 

Main purpose of job:

The Furnishings Assistant will be responsible for the safe delivery, collection and moving of furniture and accessories within the office and the large residential Estate. They will also be responsible for the cleaning of properties before a new tenant moves in and general upkeep and cleaning of the furnishings stores.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Delivering of furniture and stationary around the British High Commission office, including setting up of meeting rooms as per Kenquiry (internal request system) details.
  • Delivering, moving, arranging and cleaning of furniture for official residential properties. Ensuring that care is taken while moving furniture and white goods. At all times recording/bar coding items as and when they leave/return. Including recording delivery/removal notes at all times
  • Deep cleaning and furnishing properties as per Foreign & Commonwealth Office guidance taking care of all H&S guidance.
  • Preparation, delivery and collection of domestic float for both office and residences
  • Routine maintenance of the furnishings stores and surrounding areas ensuring they are orderly, clean and free from hazards.
  • Working as part of a team in preparing properties for occupation
  • Reporting back to the furnishings supervisor any issues or items damaged missing from properties.
  • Driving furniture canter and/or minibus with goods to BHC properties around Nairobi; taking care to ensure no damage is caused to the goods in transit.
  • Update Pyramid and Kenquiry (internal request systems) in the absence of the Furnishings Team Leader.
  • Assisting other teams in the Mission with any heavy lifting, moves on an as need basis
  • Deputising for the Furnishings Team Leader on a rotational basis with other Furnishing Assistants during periods of absence

  • KCSE Certificate
  • Good team player skills
  • Attention to detail and initiative, as well as good customer service skills
  • Proficient written and spoken English
  • Heavy lifting capability (up to 45Kg)

  • Driving Licence for B-C-E class with clean driving record will be an added advantage
  • Prior experience working in a warehouse or store room

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25 September 2020

S3

Permanent

44

Africa

Kenya

Nairobi

British High Commission

KES 58,884.91

1 November 2020

 

 

Working patterns:

 Hours of work are 44 hours per week

Monday – Thursday 0700-1630

Friday 0700-1530

Leave:

Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which is earned, from the day they commence employment. Entitlements are as follows:

Grades S3 (L) 25 days

In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year. These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner. A list of holidays is published each year.

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.
  • It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a 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.
  • 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 Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.
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