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B3 (L) Internal Communications Manager

Section : Communications Team FCO

Position Type : Permanent

A vacancy has arisen at the British High Commission for a Internal Communications Manager. The position is graded at B3 (L) for which the current salary scale starts at Kshs.201, 161/- per month before deduction of tax. Where the jobholder is not liable to Kenyan tax, the scale will be abated under HM Treasury rules and starts at Kshs.147, 205- per month to take account of the tax they would have paid.

Main purpose of job:

The Internal Communications Officer forms part of the Communications Team, promoting the work of UK Mission in Nairobi, leading on colleague engagement and raising awareness amongst staff on all aspects of the functions and activities of the office.

Main roles and responsibilities:

  • Engaging with stakeholders to produce concise, effective internal messaging; Lead on staff engagement; communicating the wider work of the Mission to internal audience.
  • Managing and maintaining existing internal communications channels, including: staff website; monthly BHC engagement newsletter; monthly all-staff meeting; weekly internal BHC news bulletin; notice boards.
  • Monitoring and evaluating outputs to ensure that internal communications meet the needs and requirements of staff; including through providing support to the HR function on yearly staff survey analysis and response.

Key competences:

The candidate should be able to demonstrate the following civil service competencies:

  • Collaborating and Partnering
  • Leading and Communicating
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service

Skills / experience / qualifications required:

  • Good written communication and editing skills.
  • Be innovative and creative.
  • Knowledge of website & content management will be an added advantage (no coding experience required).


  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Kenya with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The British High Commission in Nairobi is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.

To Apply

Please read these notes carefully to ensure that your application is received and processed.

All applicants should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV (2 page maximum) in English and BHC application form, by email to:

BHC External Application - Internal Comms (MS Word Document, 84.5KB)

Internal candidates should also submit the above with a copy of their appraisals covering the past 24 months.

All candidates should use the following subject line for their email; 38/15 NR, Internal Communications Manager

Please submit only the requested documents. Please also ensure that your email including attachments is no larger than 2 megabytes, otherwise it may be rejected by your email system or the systems through which it will pass en route to us.

Internal candidates and spouses of diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 38/15 NR, Internal Communications Manager and also indicate that you are an internal candidate or the spouse of a diplomatic officer.

Applications will only be accepted by email.

The closing date is 14 October 2015 and no further applications will be accepted after this date.

B3 (L) Entry Clearance Officer (ECO)

Section: UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI)

Position Type: Permanent

As an Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), the successful candidate will play an important role in ensuring that the Immigration regulations are correctly and fairly applied to all applications for a UK visa so that only those who qualify are able to enter the UK. S/he will be expected to analyse information to make decisions which can sometimes be complex to ensure that a modern, efficient and courteous service is delivered within agreed standards. It is essential that s/he is able to work to very tight deadlines, while still producing high quality work. S/he will also need to be able to communicate, both in writing and orally, in a clear and concise manner. S/he must be able to make sound decisions with minimal supervision which can be justified both orally and in writing within set timescales. S/he will be part of a small team of five so it is paramount that s/he can work as part of a small team, with minimal supervision and is very flexible and willing to take on additional responsibilities or other duties to cover colleague’s absences from work.

See links below for full the Job Advert, the External Application Form

Job Advert - Entry Clearance Officer (PDF, 130KB, 3 pages)

BHC External Application - ECO (MS Word Document, 84KB)