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Job Category Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory Security
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) Note: Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption. You may find more information in the Additional Information section below.
The British Embassy Sarajevo is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a Security Officer.
Working as part of the British Embassy Sarajevo Security Team, the successful jobholder will ensure the effective security of British Embassy staff, families and buildings (offices and residential) by adhering to security procedures and implementing security measures. Further to general security duties and tasks incumbent will provide office assistance and telephone switchboard / receptionist duties as well as driving.
Main responsibilities will include:
Provide effective physical and technical security by:
Checking identity and conduct security search of visitors;
Monitoring security status of property perimeters, official vehicles and access to the Embassy premises;
Scanning incoming mail;
Provide security cover at Embassy receptions/events at the official Residence and other locations as required.
General reception duties
First point of contact with embassy visitors;
Operate switchboard in receptionist capacity;
Provide general info and distribute the calls;
Receive/distribute mail to Embassy staff.
Prepare and distribute invitations for post’s major events;
Receive RSVPs calls linked to embassy events and keep records;
Maintain updated list of contacts for other embassies and international organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Provide driving services in line with post Transport Policy when available.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
- Proficient in English (both written and spoken, minimum of C1 level according to the CEFR framework*);
- Fluency (oral and written) in one of the BiH constituent languages (Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian);
- Problem solving skills;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to network and work collaboratively with others;
- Ability to think creatively but also to follow procedures;
- Flexibility and ability to learn quickly;
- Clean and valid driving license;
- Use MS Word and Excel.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
- Experience in providing security services, preferably from or with international organisations.
Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
8 October 2020
Type of Position Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Working hours per week 41
Region Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Country/Territory Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location (City) Sarajevo
Type of Post British Embassy
Starting monthly salary (BAM) 2,692 gross
Start Date 15 November 2020
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time position of 5 working days (41 hours per week).
The position is offered initially for one year with the possibility of renewal by mutual agreement upon successful completion of three month probation period.
The monthly salary for this position is 2,692 BAM gross per month. In addition, members of staff receive a meal allowance and transport allowance as per Terms & Conditions.
The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance. The successful candidate must have pre-existing work authorisation in Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to apply.
Staff members recruited locally by the British Embassy Sarajevo are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Bosnian employment law and social contributions will be paid accordingly.
British Embassy Sarajevo supports flexible working options. In this case much of the work needs to be at the embassy but there would be some opportunity to working from home and there is some flexibility in working hours.
We will also provide opportunities for learning and development, including dedicated courses on security management and opportunities to network and learn from others performing similar roles elsewhere in the region.
Additional information Information due to COVID-19:
- You may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption;
- Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action;
- Starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and it will be agreed with the selected candidate.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.
Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.
*Please note Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment indicates Level C1 as Effective operational proficiency Level which comprehends that a person can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning; can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.situations. For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.
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