British High Commission Estates Officer Kenya Jobs

British High Commission Estates Officer Kenya Jobs

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Job Category

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

    Job Subcategory

  • Estates

    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

    Main purpose of job:

  • The Estates Officer will provide administrative support to the full Estates team to ensure compliance is upheld on Estates work.
  • The Officer will be responsible for requisitioning on behalf of the Estates team as part of the purchase to pay process. The Officer will also be responsible for the updating and maintain of the property database, Pyramid, for the Estates team. They will liaise with the UK Pyramid manager to uphold our compliance on property record keeping.
  • The Estates Officer will be responsible for making small purchases for the Estates Team where the government procurement card should be used. They will ensure all purchases using the card are in compliance with Financial policy.
  • The Officer will also be responsible for auditing and ensuring compliance with the Estates service delivery standards. They will work with the internal helpdesk team in updating clients on outstanding requests ensuring the Estates team is compliant with the SLAs and corporate charter.
  • They will assist the Health and Safety Officer in keeping accurate property compliance records and ensuring documentation is up to date and filed appropriately.
  • The Estates Officer will also line manager two S3 Furnishing Assistants.

    Roles and responsibilities:

    30% - Financial Compliance

  • Requisitioning for goods and services;
  • Receiving and payment when Deputy Estates
  • Manager is on leave and during periods of peak volume
  • Update the Estates Budget Holder on all purchases and changes in volumes, delivery dates to ensure financial compliance on forecasting
  • Ensure compliance with procurement best practice using the government procurement card on small purchases. Responsible for reconciling and correct charging instructions within policy.
  • Support the Estates Manager in preparation for the Medium Term Financial Planning exercise using prior year actual spends to profile future requirements.
  • Ensure timely reconciliations and payment of goods and services through preparation of requisitions, or distribution sets for the Global Transaction Processing Centre in Manila.
  • Distribution sets and payment uploaders to be reviewed monthly to reflect any changes in charging instructions.
  • Arrange for monthly meter reading for utility companies of all BHC properties

    30% - Property Compliance

  • Maintain property files with up to date lease agreements and inventory records. Collaborate with the Furnishings Supervisor to ensure inventory records are updated and readily available.
  • Update Pyramid (internal property management software) with any changes in inventory records, property compliance records, and utility usage.
  • Ensure property
    compliance is upheld through timely returns to headquarters in London from Pyramid.

    25% - Line Management

  • Line Management of two S3 Furnishings Assistants.
  • Ensure they have regular one-to-one meetings, have SMART objectives, strong Learning & Development plans
  • Support their work and career development within the High Commission

    10% - Service Delivery Compliance

  • Monitor Estates Compliance on the internal Customer Service Help Desk service requests.
  • Monitor our delivery against set time frames and update clients of any changes or delays in service

    5% - Health and Safety Compliance

  • Support the Health and Safety Officer in complete self-assessment checks on property compliance works
  • Support the Health and Safety Office on filing and record keeping to ensure documentation is available for audit checks

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • University Degree and/or College Diploma
    Budget / Finance Experience
    Office Support/Administration Experience
  • Strong Decision Making skills
  • Willingness to take initiative in own work
    Proficient in computers

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Health & Safety Experience and/or Education
  • Estate Management

    Required competencies

  • Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service,
  • Delivering at Pace


  • A2 (L)

    Type of Position

  • Permanent


  • Africa


  • Kenya

    Location (City)

  • Nairobi

    Type of Post

  • British High Commission

    Starting monthly salary ()

  • 144,401 Ksh

    Start Date

  • 1 February 2019

    Other benefits and conditions of employment
    Working patterns:

  • Flexi working available in agreement with Line Manager.

    How to apply

    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 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.
  • 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 Apply by 17th December, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Estates Officer Kenya Jobs

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