Saturday, December 29, 2012

British Council Vacancy : Human Resource Manager

British Council is recruiting for the position of a Human Resource Managers. We are UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We work in over 100 countries worldwide to build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the below position:

Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Department/Country: HR, Nigeria
Location of post: Lagos

Purpose of job
To support the achievement of British Council Nigeria outcomes through effective and efficient Human Resources Management. To meet business needs and model corporate values and standards. To promote a supportive working environment that emphasises achievement through learning, knowledge sharing, effective line management and team-working.

Context and environment
The post holder will work as a member of a two person team reporting to Assistant Nigeria and working closely with the SSA regional HR team, Line Managers and all Nigeria staff.

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties

1. Strategy, Planning, HR Delivery

To support Assistant Director Nigeria and Senior Management Team on the delivery of corporate HR strategies and plans.
To ensure HR policies and practises support business needs.
HR plans, issues, failings and risks are actively managed and reported to Assistant Director Nigeria for reporting at FCCF meetings and / or ERMF meetings and included in the Business Continuity Plan (e.g. recruitment, learning and development, performance, TACOS, staff turnover and continuity)
2. Recruitment & Induction

To ensure that managers carry out recruitment and selection according to corporate standards and documentation related to recruitment and selection is completed in line with corporate requirements. Ensure documentation of all recruitment procedures.
Ensure effective induction is carried out for all staff and documentation as needed
3. Learning and Development

To promote a culture of learning, knowledge sharing and teamwork
To develop annual learning plan in liaison with Assistant Director Nigeria, Senior leadership Team and line managers which meets business needs and to publish it by end June; check that it is being implemented; ensure that all staff have individual Learning/Development Plans.
4. Staff Survey

To encourage at least 90% of staff to complete Staff Survey
Arrange staff meetings to discuss Staff Survey Reports and follow-up action agreed with staff and progress communicated to staff.
5. Contracts, Staff Records, Leave

To ensure all staff have employment contracts, reference documents etc
All staff have a current written contract in accordance with local legal requirements and corporate standards.
To maintain accurate and up-to-date Personal File for all staff with complete records of recruitment, employment contract and visas, induction, L & D, PMPD, leave, TOIL, overtime, formal letters etc Support Managers with effective management of staff leave as per TACOS
To implement the new e-HR platform
6. TACOS and Staff Welfare

To review and update TACOS documentation annually according to local legal advice and corporate guidelines as agreed with Director/Regional HR team.
To advise on local labour issues.
To support annual pay reviews by providing required information as required by regional HR
To promote a supportive working environment for staff
7. Performance Management

To ensure the Performance Management system operates to corporate standards and guidelines and good professional practice
8. Equal Opportunity and Diversity

To ensure that British Council’s Nigeria strategy identifies and responds to EO & D issues.
To lead on implementation of the British Council’s EO & D policies in all areas of work.
To lead on the compilation of the DAF submission for Nigeria.
Carry out equality monitoring of staff or customers as approriate
9. Child protection

To ensure that British Council child protection requirements are adhered to and supporting evidence consistently filed and stored
To support programme managers to embed child protection standards in all activity
Key relationships
This is a key role which promotes a professional working environment within the organisation by building a relationship of confidence & trust between staff and management Key relationships include Assistant Director Nigeria, Senior Leadership team Nigeria, SSA HR regional team, etc.

Other important features or requirements
(e.g. travel, unsocial/evening hours, restrictions on employment etc)
The post holder is expected to visit all 4 Nigeria offices regularly and may be expected to attend events in the evening as required.

Skills and Knowledge
Human Resources Management (Level 2): Resourcing, People and Performance, Development
Communication Skills (Level 2): Reading and writing skills, Speaking and listening skills, Understanding purpose, Understand the audience, Understand tools and media, Knowledge sharing


HR Qualification (e.g. CIPD Certificate or Diploma or equivalent)
4 years experience in HR management in a multinational organisation Knowledge of Nigeria Labour laws and market
N 4,117,928 gross per annum

Application Closing Date
2nd January, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should read through the Job Profile Document Here and  Download and complete the application form.. The completed application form should be sent to:

Note: Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We will not accept CVs.