Personal Assistant at the British High Commission of Nigeria

The British High Commission (BHC) creates international opportunities for the people and builds trust between them worldwide.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the role of personal assistant at the British High Commission of Nigeria.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

This is a busy and varied job, working in the Private Office Team in the heart of the British High Commission.  The main role is to provide excellent administrative support to the Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) and, in collaboration with the High Commissioner’s Chief of Staff and the rest of the team, to support the effective and efficient running of the Private Office.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Managing the Deputy High Commissioner’s diary and daily programme (including practicalities such as transport)
  • Receiving, dealing with and prioritising (in conjunction with the DHC) meeting and public appearance requests from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Managing official correspondence and drafting replies
  • Ensuring briefing packs are collated for official meetings and appearances
  • Planning and organising receptions and dinners hosted by the DHC
  • Taking and circulating minutes for meetings chaired by the DHC
  • Collaborating with the High Commissioner and Development Director’s PA’s to ensure co-ordinated use of their time
  • Support other seniors during their staff’s leave
  • The job holder is encouraged to support wider BHC delivery by playing a full role in the mission and ensuring Private Office procedures are as efficient as possible
  • Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
  • Nil, although keeping track of DHC’s travel and entertainment budget.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least 2 years previous experience in a large office.
  • Strong English language skills with the ability to both speak and write clearly and fluently.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • First Degree 2:2 or higher. 
  • A strong track record as PA to a busy senior executive.

Required behaviours  

  • Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together

Salary: USD 1,576.87

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Method of Application

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Deadline: March 20, 2023

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