Jun 30, 2016

Deputy Security Manager

Employer: British Embassy (FCO)
Location: Harare Zimbabwe

Deputy Security Manager 08/16 HRE

Application deadline : 8 July 2016
Grade : B3 (L)
Type of Position : Fixed Term
Duration of Post : 24 months
Starting monthly salary (USD) : $2,696
Start Date  : 1 August 2016

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 Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The British Embassy Harare has a vacancy for a Deputy Security Manager. This is a full-time role on a fixed-term 2 year contract. Reporting to the Regional Overseas Security Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of security – people and assets – for the British Embassy and the Department for International Development. The ideal candidate is someone with a background in security management looking for an opportunity to expand their skills and experience with a leading organisation. Candidates who would prefer to take on this role on a job-share basis should indicate this in their application.

Management of security at the British Embassy and Department for International Development
Provision of advice, guidance and briefings on security risks, policies, and systems.
Undertaking risk assessments, suggesting and costing strategies, and implementing measures.
Responding to security emergencies on a 24-hour basis and deputising for the Regional Overseas Security Manager as the Incident Control Officer.
Acting as Post’s fire safety manager, working together with the health and safety manager ensuring fire safety systems are in place and up to date.

Essential qualifications and experience

Ability and willingness to undergo a security vetting process
Excellent English language skills (written and verbal)
Good IT skills including Microsoft office ( Word and Excel)
A minimum of 2 years experience working for a diplomatic mission or in managing a security team or having a professionally recognised qualification in the field of security would be beneficial.

Required competencies
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

All applicants must be legally able to work in Zimbabwe with the correct visa/status or work permit.
The British Embassy Harare is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy Harare are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Zimbabwe
Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
Applicants who have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

Employment will be subject to obtaining an appropriate security clearance. Please note that only nationals of the UK, certain EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are likely to meet this requirement unless a significant period has recently been spent in the above listed countries. Applicants who hold dual nationality with Zimbabwe which includes one of the above can be considered.
Additional information

For more information about the FCO competencies please refer the following link:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework