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Closes : September 29, 2023
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Residence and Support Staff)


Main purpose of job:

Carry out general maintenance work in all High Commission properties, working to agreed maintenance programmes and responding to emergency requests as required, to standards required by UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office guidelines.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Complete all required maintenance tasks for all properties within agreed time frames and to agreed standards
  • Ensure relevant contractors meet the requirements of the contracts in terms of work done and agreed time frames.
  • Manage inventory of all High Commission work equipment, including maintenance tools, ladders and steps.
  • Ensure effective supervision of contractors at High Commission properties as appropriate
  • Carry out duties related to distribution of goods and assets within properties
  • Assemble, install and repair furniture fixtures and hardware
  • Keep accurate records of work performed and materials used in all the stores.
  • Assist in setting up and arranging for events or meetings.
  • Assist new staff during move in process for new occupants.
  • Maintain trash and recycling receptacles around the office
  • Assist in completing and maintaining records of various routine inspections required under Health & Safety regulations
  • Assist in disposing of assets when needed
  • Keep a inventory record of all furniture stored in the High Commission
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the line manager
Resources managed  (staff and expenditure):

Furniture inventory.

  • At least 2 years previous experience in a civil work or facility management role to include maintenance
  • Technical Craft Certificate or proven experience
  • Good spoken English Language both verbal and written
  • Basic computer literacy

  • Valid Malawi driving license
  • Qualification in plumbing

Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together

29 September 2023

Administrative Assistant (AA)


35 hours




British High Commission


USD 857.01 (monthly basic salary)

2 October 2023

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

The successful applicant will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities both in-house and e-learning, with the potential for overseas training.

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will  never  request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Lilongwe are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Malawi.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  1. Obtain the relevant permit
  2. Pay fees for the permit
  3. Make arrangements to relocate
  4. Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles . Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’.  If during the reserve period of 3/6 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”.

To apply for this job please visit fco.tal.net .

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