Facilities Officer at British Council Nigeria


The British Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the post of Facilities Officer. This person must have the right to work in Nigeria.

Job position: Facilities Officer

Location: Lagos

Reports To: Facilities Manager

Purpose of job:
To contribute to the achievement of British Council objectives by supporting the effective and efficient planning, management, delivery and evaluation of facilities, estate, and procurement; and maintenance of an appropriate working and living environment for staff and visitors.

Context and environment:
The Facilities Unit in British Council Nigeria, under the leadership of the Director of Resources, supports the operations of the British Council through effective and efficient planning and management of all its facilities/resources.

The post holder will assist the Facilities Manager in-country to manage all British Council facilities, estate, office vehicles and procurement as defined in the Regional and Country plans.


Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:
Working with the Facilities Manager, the post holder will be responsible for the following;

Facilities services and project delivery
To assist facilities managers’ in-country to manage facilities, estate, office vehicles, and procurement as defined in the Regional and Country Delivery Plans in all key sectors of the British Council programme.

Events Support and Management
To support the management and delivery of events for all BC Nigeria activities wherever they are located in partnership with the Administrative Assistant (where available) in that location. This includes management of transport and travel plans, event management, venue hire, liaison with contractors, liaison and partnership with business and programme teams

Financial planning and management
To assist with effective facilities management planning, budget management and business risk requirements to ensure expenditure and other targets are achieved effectively.

Line management and Professional Development

To provide effective support for staff managed, in line with British Council brand and values
To lead staff in pro-active and effective manner.
To actively identify opportunities for staff training and development (attendance at training courses, self-directed learning and cross team working)
To provide mentoring and coaching of team and others as needed.
Application Closing Date
4th April, 2013

How To Apply
Read through the Facilities Officer Role profile. Download and complete the British Council external application form To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ document. Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of this page.

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to Hposts@ng.britishcouncil.org. Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

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