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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Airport Facilitator, AA (27/22 LOS)
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Chancery
Grade: Administrative Assistant (AA)
Type of Position: Permanent
Working hours per week: 37 hours
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Start Date: 15 September 2022
Main Purpose of Job
- To work in the Freight and Travel Section as an Airport Facilitator, responsible for facilitating the arrival and departure of officers, family members and visitors to the British Deputy High Commission at the Murtala Muhammed Local and International Airport in Lagos
Roles and Responsibilities / What Will the Jobholder be Expected to Achieve?
- Working on a rotational 24 hour, 3 shift pattern, meeting and seeing-off British Government staff, dignitaries and the High Commission’s guests.
- To build and maintain cordial relationships with various Government agencies at international and domestic airports to facilitate effective meet and greet services.
- To deal with Immigration Authority and airport security forces for clearance of clients.
- Arranging diplomatic airport passes, VVIP passes and the use of VVIP lounge, tarmac access
- Processing of visas from other Diplomatic Missions in Lagos for UK based staff and their family members and Locally Engaged staff on official assignment
- Processing of driving licences, International Driver’s Permit, registration of vehicles, change of ownership of vehicles and all DVLA related matters.
- Provide comprehensive support to the freight clearance administration process.
- Liaising with the Mission’s clearing agents when required and ensuring all processes are correctly followed and all rules/legislation adhered to.
- Briefing officers on arrival and departure proceedings and ensuring all documentations are submitted and processed before departure
- Provide support on documentation to wider corporate services and performing other general tasks as may be assigned by the Head of Section.
- Absence cover for Line Manager when on leave.
- Self-driving of assigned official vehicles to other diplomatic Missions, MFA and other government agencies in Lagos for official duties.
- Accurately recording and distribution of weekly staff movement schedule.
- 24 hour, 3 shift pattern, 7 days a week.
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
- Must have at least a minimum qualification of Higher National Diploma
- Ability to work late hours
- Must posses a valid Nigeria Driving Licence
- Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills.
- Strong Customer Focus with good Attention to detail
- Display Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills.
- Well versed in Microsoft Office Applications.
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- MS Word and Excel. Previous experience working at the airport and haulage/cargo industry will be an added advantage.
Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment:
- Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed): The British Deputy High Commission Lagos encourages a learning and development culture. Training for all aspects of the job will be available and a wide variety of personal development training opportunities are available to all BDHC staff.
Application Closing Date
27th July, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
- Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
- 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;
- Obtain the relevant permit
- Pay fees for the permit
- Make arrangements to relocate
- Meet the costs to relocation
- 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.
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