Job Vacancy For LE 3 Deputy Security Officer At British High Commission (BHC)

The British High Commission (BHC) Accra has a vacancy from 1st December 2012 for an LE 3 Deputy Security Officer. While taking a strategic overview and planning ahead to ensure security operations are well organized, the officer must also pay attention to details as well as deliver a standard of service that meets the High Commission’s expectations.

The job-holder will report to the Security Officer.

The main elements of the job include:

•  Working with the Security officer on day to day management of BHC security
•  Assisting in the implementation of security procedures and maintenance of standards throughout the estate
•  Being  point of contact for all staff on security related issues
•  Maintaining existing technical security elements throughout the mission
•  Liaising with local law enforcement and government contacts
•  Carry out Security Assessments and risk profiles

Line management responsibilities

The skills/attributes of the successful applicant will include:

•  Communicating and influencing skills, with a strong customer focus, adopting different styles as necessary.
•  Team player
•  Ability to engage with clients and colleagues at all levels.

Qualification Required & Experience

The successful applicant is likely to have one or more of

•  Industry certification or 7 years minimum international experiences within the security sector.
•  Evidence of working under high pressure environments.
•  Structured career path within the sector with evidence of proven capabilities.
•  Fluency in English and minimum one Ghanaian language
•  Strong security focus and developed report writing skills
•  Working knowledge of French
•  Be on call 24/7

The successful applicant will need to

•  Observe the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s diversity and equality policies

How To Apply For The Job

Information for applicants

•  The monthly starting gross salary for LE3 positions in the High Commission is GHc1, 314.
•  The appointment will be offered initially on a 1 year contract, and subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. Thereafter, the appointment will be renewed for periods of 3 years, subject to satisfactory performance, by mutual agreement.
•  Specific training and mentoring for the role will be provided for the successful candidate.

Candidates should send their cover letter, CV and completed application form for the attention of

HR Manager
British High Commission
Osu Link, off Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue
PO Box 296, Accra

with the envelope clearly marked LE3 DSO or to this email address:

[email protected]

Closing date: 16th November, 2012

•  The application form can be obtained from our website:
•  The closing date for applications is 16th November 2012. Regrettably only those candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted soon after.
•  The successful applicant will need to demonstrate that they meet the necessary requirements under Ghanaian law to work in Ghana, and to pass (or have passed) a BHC internal security clearance process.

The British High Commission Accra is an Equal Opportunities Employer
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