The UK Mission to the United Nations in New York is one of the United Kingdom’s largest diplomatic missions. This position is a fundamental part of the small Estates Team within the Mission’s busy Corporate Services Department.
This position focuses on managing and maintaining the UK Mission’s office space, residential portfolio, and dedicated country office at the United Nations, within New York, and is key to ensuring that the UK government’s official offices are well maintained and provide a professional appearance to visitors to the Mission.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage and maintain orderly storage rooms and open areas within the Mission’s office space and basement;
Carry-out the regular cleaning of two transit apartments, owned/leased properties for arriving diplomats, and the UK Room at the United Nations as/when required;
Produce and maintain inventories of all supplies/materials provided for the transit apartments, storage room, and UK Room;
Monitor stock of cleaning products and equipment/materials for maintenance, and place orders when supplies are low;
Check the office space on a daily basis to identify maintenance issues (e.g., electrical, plumbing, water, cleaning issues), and either carry-out the necessary repairs or report to the management company at 1 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza;
Pack, unpack and clean float items for arriving and departing officers;
Carry out small painting jobs as instructed;
Support the two-person Mover & Maintenance Team on large maintenance projects at owned properties, and help with residential moves (removing/delivering furniture);
Assist Residence Managers and Administrative Support Staff with set-ups for large, official meetings and receptions held in the conference rooms;
Monitor conference/meeting rooms to ensure that surfaces are clear of chinaware/glassware, and tidy as necessary;
Load, run, and empty dishwashers throughout the office on a daily basis;
Ad-hoc tasks to include, but not limited to, daily cleaning of the main reception area, emptying shredders, ensuring paper supplies are adequate in printers and photocopiers and providing emergency cleaning to the private bathrooms.
Education or experience within the fields of maintenance/facilities management and professional cleaning;
Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as time management skills and attention to detail;
Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team;
A self starter – able to show initiative with limited supervision while operating as part of a wider team;
A positive attitude and willingness to learn/improve;
Excellent organisation skills are a necessity;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is essential;
Must be able to lift 50 lbs;
A valid US driver’s licence would be an advantage.
Under US State Department requirements, the Mission may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or G or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an G or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Mission. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
*G visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) also accepts G visas.
Additional Salary Information: The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.
The salary for this position is $15.60 per hour. Salary will be confirmed upon offer of employment. Individuals who are Green Card holders, UK/US dual citizens, and non US taxpaying citizens will be paid a net salary based on a simulated US tax status.
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