Head of Corporate Services

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  • Secteur d'activité Fonction publique, Administration
  • Date d'expiration 03 Novembre 2017
  • Nombre de postes 01 poste ouvert
  • Niveau de poste Confirmé / Expérimenté
  • Niveau d'étude (diplome) Licence (LMD), Bac + 3| Master 1, Licence Bac + 4


The British Embassy in Algiers is seeking an individual for the position of Head of Corporate Services Grade C5 (L).


Purpose of the job:

The Embassy is seeking a Head of Corporate Services to lead our friendly, busy and dynamic Corporate Services Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the team deliver effective finance, human resources (HR), transport, procurement, protocol and estate services to the Embassy.  (S)he will serve as a key member of the Embassy leadership team and have regular contact with staff across the Embassy as well as working closely with stakeholders in London and regional HR and Finance hubs.   The Embassy is looking for an experienced manager and an innovative, energetic, self-starter.   We need a manager who thrives on challenge, has the drive and resilience to see a job through, and sets and observes high standards of customer service?


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the Embassy’s financial and resource planning and budgeting, including regular forecasting and monitoring of the budget
  • Ensure compliance with British Foreign Ministry financial processes and achieve value for money
  • Direct and manage a team of 12 staff promoting first class customer service and innovation to deliver an efficient and professional operation
  • Direct the overall management of 100 Embassy staff
  • Ensure that the Embassy Estate – office, Residence and staff accommodation and grounds - are well managed and maintained and meet health and safety standards.
  • Deliver top quality procurement of goods and services
  • The job holder will occasionally be required to travel overseas


Key Competencies:

  •  Delivering Value for Money – This involves the efficient, effective and economic use of taxpayers’ money in the delivery of public services. For all staff, it means seeking out and implementing solutions which achieve the best mix of quality and effectiveness for the least outlay.
  • Leading and Communicating - At all levels, effectiveness in this area is about showing our pride and passion for public service, leading from the front and communicating with clarity, conviction, integrity and enthusiasm. It’s about championing difference and external experience, supporting principles of fairness of opportunity for all and a dedication to a diverse range of citizens.
  • Changing and Improving - People who are effective in this area are responsive, innovative and seek out opportunities to create effective change. For all staff, it’s about learning from what has worked well and what has not, being open to change, suggesting ideas for improvements to the way things are done, and working in ’smarter’, more focused ways.
  • Delivering at Pace - Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes. For all staff, it’s about working to agreed goals and activities and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way.


Essential Skills:

  • Previous personnel and resource management experience with a large national or international organisation
  • A university degree or equivalent vocational experience
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills with people of all levels
  • The ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines

Strong IT.  Experience of Oracle systems an advantage
Ability to analyse complex data and the capability to make decisions based on that analysis
Unimpeachable personal integrity

Remuneration, working hours and other benefits:

The Embassy offers an attractive working environment and remuneration package for the role, including: net salary of 238,979 DZD per month including 15,000 DZD food and transport allowance; 25 days paid leave annually along with up to 14 days paid public holidays.

Conditioned working hours are 37.5 hours per week. Normal working hours are 08:00 – 15:30 Sunday to Thursday. 

The successful candidate will receive 25 days paid annual leave and up to 14 days paid public holidays.

Application Process

The closing date for applications will be Monday 25th September 2017 by 23:55. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate will need to commence security clearance procedures through the Embassy as soon as possible.  Employment offers are subject to successful pre-employment checks and security clearance.

Interested candidates must attach the following documents when applying online. Late applications will not be considered.

1. An updated Curriculum Vitae.

2. Please provide examples of performance in each competency on the motivation section of the online application form or cover letter.

The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures.

(Your application must include examples in your cover letter of when you have demonstrated the competencies outlined above. Applications that do not include this information will be rejected).



The British Embassy Algiers is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.

Head of Corporate Services

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