Start Date : 1 December 2016
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job:
To ensure the security of the British High Commission staff, visitors and our estate.
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve:
The job holder is expected to raise the standard of security awareness and adherence to security guidance among staff and contractors. This includes ensuring security guidance is followed and looking for ways to continually improve the security of the High Commission staff, visitors and our estate.
Negotation and day to day management of the security contract for guarding and facilities managmenet.
Day to day management of contract guards in Floreal and Port Louis.
Provide security guidance and training to staff, visitors and contractors.
Checks and management of security equipment, such as radios, entry/exit gates, key register, satellite phones and locks.
To lead on security issues as part of business continuity
Regular inspections of all security measures to ensure compliance and suggest improvements.
Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
Security budget of around 1.4M MUR
Day to day management of contract guards
Language: Fluent English (both written and spoken) and fluent French (spoken) is essential. Creole (spoken only) is desirable.
Essential qualifications and experience
Essential on arrival:
At least 3 years recent security and associated contract management experience, preferably at managerial level.
Desirable qualifications and experience
Experience of working in security for an international organisation or local government, e.g. embassy, international
company or local government.
A clean driving licence
Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline : 15 November 2016
Other benefits and conditions of employment
Training to be provided on the job and through regional support from our Overseas Security Manager based in Pretoria.
Personal development courses arranged by the Regional Learning and Development Team in Pretoria.
The role is part time, 12 hours per week. The working pattern is flexible within standard High Commission office hours unless there is an event taking place that needs security supervision outside of these hours.
Such events are adhoc, but usually take place in the evening at Floreal and occur on average 2 - 4 times per month.
Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Port Louis are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Mauritius.
All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or 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 and security clearances checks will be conducted.
Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
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
Successful candidates not resident in Mauritius will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
Complete the application form in full as the information provided will be used for screening purposes.
Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.