EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT JOB AT BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION (Kampala)
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The British High Commission in Kampala is currently recruiting for two positions: EA to the High Commissioner/Deputy High Commissioner and EA to the Defence Advisor. Both positions are multi-faceted roles which play a significant part in the wider life of the High Commission. Day-to-day tasks include:
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The EA to the High Commissioner also oversees the calendar of events at the official residence, managing events for the High Commissioner and coordinating others to ensure they deliver on official objectives.
Essential qualifications and experience
Excellent level of written and spoken English
Excellent organisational skills
Previous PA experience
Working knowledge of MS Office Packages
Ability to work under pressure and prioritise
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Discretion and confidentiality
Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
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Type of Position
Type of Post
British High Commission
Number of vacancies
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Other benefits and conditions of employment
We would be willing to consider alternative working patterns for the right candidate, but this role is primarily office based.
This role requires security clearance and is available to nationals of the UK, Canada, Australia, USA and New Zealand only.
Please complete the application form in full. Failure to do so may result in a determination that you do not meet the requirements for the position.
Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kampala are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Uganda.
All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Protected content
Successful candidates not resident in Uganda will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.