British High Commission Estates Manager - Jobs in Tanzania

British High Commission Estates Manager - Jobs in Tanzania

Main purpose of job:
  • To manage a portfolio of around 40 residential houses for UK diplomatic staff in Tanzania. Ensure all UK staff are housed in safe, secure accommodation in line with UK Government policy.
  • Lead on relationships with property owners, negotiate rent and lease agreements.
  • Oversight of the British High Commission technical works team.

    Roles and Responsibilities
  • Oversee all estates related issues at post.
    Forecast and oversee Estates budget, including rent, maintenance etc.
  • Provide timely, expert advice to the British High Commission (BHC) housing committee, ensuring that needs of families are balanced with fair standards for all, value for money and compliance with health and safety and security standards.
  • Lead BHC relationships with property owners, including negotiation of rents, agreeing leases and ensuring maintenance work is carried out.
  • Negotiate and ensure quality and value for money with contractor companies and for materials purchases for Estates. Manage contract relationships with key suppliers.
  • Line manage officers covering Estates Maintenance, Procurement and Customer care functions.
  • Oversight of the BHC technical works team, ensuring works are carried out efficient and to a good standard.
  • Ensure a programme of planned preventative maintenance is in place for all properties.
  • Deputy to the Corporate Services Manager.

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Experience of property management.
  • You must be able to demonstrate excellent written and spoken English
  • Must be comfortable using Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • You will need to be able to work independently, using initiative and problem solving

    Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Project Management skills.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Understanding of expatriate needs.
  • English. Kiswahili would be an advantage but is not essential.

    Required competencies
  • Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service

    Additional information
  • 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 Dar Es Salaam are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Tanzania.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in Tanzania.
  • 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: 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.
  • At the time of application please apply for a Police Clearance Certificate at the Local Authorities.
  • The document may be required should you be invited for an interview.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 28th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Estates Manager - Jobs in Tanzania

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