Facilities Officer, Lagos- PB4
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: 4 Location: Lagos/Nigeria Duration: Fixed Term Contract (6 months) The post is on local terms, Applicant must have existing right to work in Nigeria Deadline for application: 16 October 2018 (23:59 UK Time)

About The Job:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.


Role purpose

To pro-actively contribute to the achievement of the British Council objectives by supporting the effective and efficient planning, management, delivery and evaluation of facilities, the office and residential estate, office vehicles and maintenance of an appropriate working and living environment for staff and visitors.


The post holder will have office and estates maintenance experience in an organisational context and will be willing and able to provide hands on technical support in the role.


The Facilities Unit in the British Council Nigeria, under the leadership of Director Operations, supports the operations of the British Council through effective and efficient planning and management of all its facilities/resources. The post holder will be part of a strong Business Services team across the Nigeria operation with specific day-to-day responsibilities for the Lagos estate, where we currently employ approximately 70 staff with a plan to grow in the coming year.

Main opportunities for the role include but not limited to;

§  Supporting the facilities services and premises project delivery

§  Logistics management by effectively managing arrival and departure from the country

§  Assist with effective facilities management planning, budget management and business risk requirements

§  Support the management and delivery of events for all the British Council Nigeria activities,


If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post then please see the documents below: 

Facilities Officer, Lagos.pdf
British Core Skills.pdf
British Council Behaviors.pdf
Further details:
If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 16 October 2018 (23:59 UK Time)  

Our Equality Commitment:
Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies, and human resource as a function is absolutely committed to this.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.