View Vacancy - Carpenter A1 (18/21 ADD)
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job:
To perform skilled work in construction, alteration, repair, and installation of fixtures, fittings, buildings, and structures. Maintains structures and furniture to meet FCDO standards. Responsible for the repairs and finishing skilled carpentry work, including cabinetry, floor work and door and windows. Participates in the maintenance and operation of the carpentry shop.
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
Constructs, repair, assemble and secure cabinets, tables, shelves, benches, partitions, flooring, door and window frames, and other types of furniture.
Cleans, maintains, adjusts, calibrates and services the tools used in the performance of duties.
Install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors and Install padding including trim flooring materials.
Monitors and supervises contractors’ work for adherence to TWS Requirements and reports back to office.
Installs repairs and maintains building roofs gutters and down pipes and looks after their maintenance.
Responds to routine and emergency calls for repairs and service for works requiring carpenters’ skill.
Select material and hardware and make time and materials estimates. Fabricate, repair, and replace doors, windows, flooring, ceiling materials, glass, building hardware, door and window furniture, ant shutter films, etc. as required.
Help in the construction, alteration, repair, and maintenance of wooden structures, repair outdoor equipment including playground equipment, fences, gates, and surfaces for electrical and plumbing.
Liaise with store manager for materials stock to procure new stock as required and advises in the selection and storage of necessary materials.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Skill set certificate ( diploma )
3rd grade driving licence
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service
27 July 2021
Type of Position
Working hours per week
Type of Post
Number of vacancies
1 September 2021
Other benefits and conditions of employment
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
A full induction training package will be undertaken by the successful candidate
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30
Saturday 8:00 – 2:00
Annual Leave and Public Holidays:
Locally engaged staff of all grades will be entitled to paid annual leave as follows:
Up to 2 years 22 days
After 2 years services 25 days
After 5 years services 30 days
In addition to annual leave, the British Embassy observes up to a maximum number of 14 Ethiopian, British and Religious public holidays each year. A list of such Embassy holidays will be published each year. Office Staff required to work on these holidays will be granted time off in lieu or overtime where circumstances permit.
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Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia.
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.
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 the fees for the permit
Make arrangements to relocate
Meet the costs to relocation
Information about the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
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