Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) Main purpose of job: To support the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the new British High Commission. This includes acting as Personal Assistant to the Resident British Commissioner, managing the office and residence estate and maintenance, managing Commission’s budgets and finances, managing official transport (including oversight line management of the BHC’s driver/labourer), carrying out the essential administration of protocol duties and providing general office administration tasks. Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?: Effective management of the Resident British Commissioner’s diary Helping organise meetings and events to promote the High Commission’s objectives Ensuring the High Commission has an effective official transport service Building and maintaining excellent relationships to ensure the efficient running of the High Commission, including with the local authorities Dispatch and receipt of the diplomatic bag Under the guidance of the Corporate Service team in Bridgetown, to ensure the High Commission’s estate is maintained and repaired in accordance with best practice Under the guidance of the CS team in Bridgetown, to ensure the High Commission’s budget operates with maximum financial efficiency and that finances are handled in accordance with best practice Supporting the Political and Project Manager on social media and high profile visitors Additional administrative tasks as directed. Prompt and accurate responses to correspondence Essential qualifications, skills and experience Essential on arrival: As we are a new mission the successful candidate must be flexible, pragmatic, and prepared to react positively to change and ready to try new ways of working. Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills, and a calmness under pressure. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Teams. Minimum of 11 years of education. Desirable qualifications, skills and experience Desirable: Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a British or international environment would be an advantage. Required competencies Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace Application deadline Application deadline – day Application deadline – month Application deadline – year 22 July 2020 Grade A2 (L) Type of Position Full-time Working hours per week 36 Location (City) St. Georges Type of Post British Embassy Number of vacancies 1 Starting yearly salary () $53,805 (eastern Caribbean dollars) Start Date Start Date – day Start Date – month Start Date – year 24 August 2020 Other benefits and conditions of employment Completion of our internal induction programme, which may include travel to Barbados within the first month.