Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The British Embassy in Helsinki is part of a world-wide network representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for a Estates Manager (EM).
The Estates Manager (EM) is responsible for the management of the Estate including the Embassy, Residence, owned and rented properties. The EM ensures the mechanical and electrical (M&E) systems of the Embassy operate correctly and ensures that all service and repair work is carried out efficiently and correctly. The EM works with FCO processes coordinating and executing recommendations from the UK Estates and Security Department.
Duties include Contract Management, Procurement, Tendering, Facilities Management and responsibility for budget tracking and forecasting. The EM is Line Manager to an Estates Assistant and Cleaner.
In more detail, main responsibilities will include:
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Finance & Procurement
Line Management & Other duties
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Required competencies: Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
Other benefits and conditions of employment:
This is a full-time permanent contract of 36.25 hours per week.
The appointment is subject to professional background check, security clearance and the successful completion of a probationary period.
All applicants must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Finland and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. The British Embassy does not sponsor for work permits.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Finland are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Finnish employment law and FCO guidance for Local Staff.
Visa / passport requirements: must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Finland and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.const
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned on 21st April 2019.
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.
FCO does not pay for travel related expense incurred in interviews (including Security Check) or accept any financial risk, including cancellation or reschedule costs. The FCO will not meet the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.
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.