British High Commission Jobs in Johannesburg - SA - Personal Assistant to the HM Trade Commissioner Vacancies

British High Commission Jobs in Johannesburg - SA - Personal Assistant to the HM Trade Commissioner Vacancies

Job Category
  • Department for International Trade roles
    Job Subcategory
  • Department for International Trade (DIT)

    Main purpose of Job:
  • The Department for International Trade (DIT) Africa is one of the nine DIT global Networks and is led by Emma Wade Smith, HM Trade Commissioner.
  • The Africa Region is exciting and energising and UK firms have a strong presence here, making the UK the second largest investor on the continent.
  • With some of the strongest growing economies in the world and booming population growth there are numerous more opportunities for UK firms; from tech start-ups in the West to infrastructure in the East.
  • The Network’s role is to promote these opportunities and position the UK as the continent’s number 1 trading partner and investor.
  • Although a relativity small Network we like to think we punch well above our weight and last year returned over £2,500 to the UK economy for every £1 we spent.
  • We are looking for a personal assistant to the HMTC to efficiently manage the HMTCs daily activity, administrative tasks and provide administrative support to the wider DIT Africa Network.
  • This is short term cover while we recruit a substantive Post.

    Roles and Responsibilities :
  • Efficiently manage the Trade Commissioner’s time by organising the diary and daily papers, and prioritising and responding to invitations and requests for meetings.
  • Deal with routine enquiries; ensure that all correspondence (letters, emails, faxes, etc) is dealt with correctly and efficiently.
  • Plan and support the DIT Africa team’s planning and implementing of the Trade Commissioner’s travel, including flights, visas, hotels, programme and papers.
  • Complete all expenses and other ad-hoc tasks for the Trade Commissioner accurately and efficiently.
  • Commission and collate briefing as required for the Trade Commissioner’s events / meetings.
  • Act as the Trade Commissioner’s Information Management Officer, ensuring that information is recorded and stored correctly.
  • Manage the two DIT drivers’ schedules for maximum benefit to the Trade Commissioner and Johannesburg trade team.
  • Provide similar support to the Deputy Trade Commissioner (based in Cairo, Egypt) and other seniors as requested.
  • Work as a flexible and adaptable member of the DIT Africa Network in order to work on varying tasks from both the Hub and across the Network

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in a similar administrative role
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English
  • Self-starter
  • Excellent IT skills

    Language Requirements:
  • Language:
  • Level of language required: Fluent

    Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Previous experience in a relevant area such as international relations
  • Understanding of the UK agenda
  • Dual UK / SA citizen

    Required Competencies
  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

    Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment
  • The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for their professional development and will be supported to do so.
  • A wide range of resources are available through the UK’s Diplomatic Academy, the Regional Learning and Development Centre, mentoring schemes and other on-line resources.
  • The British High Commission pays in full for the Key Care Plus option on Discovery Health for staff including spouses/partners and dependants.
  • Once you have successfully completed your probation the British High Commission will contribute 9% of your monthly salary to a Provident Fund.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days
  • Working hours per week of 36.5

    How to Apply
  • 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 Pretoria are subject to
  • Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Africa.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  • Obtain the relevant permit
  • Pay fees for the permit
  • Make arrangements to relocate
  • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • 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: 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.
  • Interested candidates should send their resume by18th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Jobs in Johannesburg - SA - Personal Assistant to the HM Trade Commissioner Vacancies

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