Furnishings Assistant

British High Commission in Nairobi

Job Summary

The Furnishings Assistant will be responsible for the safe delivery, collection and moving of furniture and accessories within the office and the large residential Estate.

  • Minimum Qualification: Highschool
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Category  

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory  

Corporate Services Support


Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

Main purpose of job:

The Furnishings Assistant will be responsible for the safe delivery, collection and moving of furniture and accessories within the office and the large residential Estate. The individual will support the Furnishings Team Driver when work demands require extra support in the movement of goods around the estate via van and canter. They will be responsible for the cleaning of properties before a new tenant moves in and general upkeep and cleaning of the furnishings stores.


Roles and responsibilities :

  • Delivering of furniture and stationary around the British High Commission office, including setting up of meeting rooms as per Kenquiry (internal request system) details.
  • Periodic driving of furniture canter and/or minibus with goods to BHC properties around Nairobi; taking care to ensure no damage is caused to the goods in transit.
  • Delivering, moving, arranging and cleaning of furniture for official residential properties. Ensuring that care is taken while moving furniture and white goods. At all times recording/bar coding items as and when they leave/return. Including recording delivery/removal notes at all times.
  • Deep cleaning and furnishing properties as per Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office guidance taking care of all H&S procedures.
  • Preparation, delivery and collection of domestic float for both office and residences.
  • Routine maintenance of the furnishings stores and surrounding areas ensuring they are orderly, clean and free from hazards.
  • Working as part of a team in preparing properties for occupation.
  • Reporting back to the furnishings supervisor any issues or items damaged missing from properties.
  • Assisting other teams in the Mission with any heavy lifting, moves on an as need basis
  • Deputising for the Furnishings Team Leader on a rotational basis with other Furnishing Assistants during periods of absence.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

·       KCSE Certificate

·       Valid BCE Driving Licence with 3 years’ experience driving a canter

·       Good team player skills

·       Attention to detail and initiative, as well as good customer service skills

·       Proficient written and spoken English

·       Heavy lifting capability (up to 45Kg)


Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

·       Prior experience working in a warehouse or store room


Required competencies  

Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline  

8 December 2021

Grade  

S3

Type of Position  

Fixed Term

Working hours per week  

44

Duration of Post  

6 months

Region  

Africa

Country/Territory  

Kenya

Location (City)  

Nairobi

Type of Post  

British Deputy High Commission

Salary  

KES 61,711.39

Start Date  

17 January 2022

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Working patterns:

44 Hours of work per week

Monday – Thursday 0700-1630

Friday 0700-1530

Leave:

Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which is earned, from the day they commence employment. Entitlements are as follows:

Grade S3 - 25 days

In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year. These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner. A list of holidays is published each year. 

Any other information:

The Shortlisted candidates will undergo a mandatory driving test using a truck to be conducted by the transport department prior to Oral Interview. Only those successful in passing the driving test will move on to the oral interview.

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