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Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Communications, Press and Media
Main purpose of job:
BHC Accra is a large post, currently employing 40 members of staff from the UK and 200 Ghanaian members of staff from across 12 UK government departments), and is charged with delivering high impact and complex policy, programmes and campaigns on the full breadth of the Africa Strategy. All staff embody the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s approach to cross-departmental ways of working and the High Commission aims to be a highly-inclusive place to work, celebrating a workforce with both diversity of thought and background.
The successful candidate will play a key and dynamic role in the British High Commission’s Communications Team.
They will be part of the Communication Team’s work to build and deliver strategic communication products that highlight UK government priorities and policies in Ghana and across the world.
The successful candidate will capture and produce quality and tailored digital content for the UK in Ghana social media and other communications channels such as the gov.uk website for Ghana and internal communications channels used by the High Commission.
The successful candidate will manage the High Commission’s social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This will include creating, sharing and planning content for each channel. Monitoring each channel for breaking news stories and trends. This will form a key part of the candidate’s daily duties.
The successful candidate will advise and support senior leaders across the Mission to maximise their official social media channels.
This role will sit within the High Commission’s fast-paced Communications Team, the successful candidate needs to be agile, flexible and be able to multi-task whilst working at pace. The successful candidate must be a team player and an excellent communicator who can recognise opportunities.
Duties will include, but will not be limited to the management of the High Commission’s social media channels and gov.uk pages, photo and video production, creative graphic design, research and content gathering and forward communications planning.
Roles and responsibilities:
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
28 July 2022
Administrative Officer (AO)
Type of Position
Working hours per week
Type of Post
British High Commission
Number of vacancies
GHS equivalent to USD 664.42
1 September 2022
Other benefits and conditions of employment
Learning and development opportunities:
The British High Commission in Ghana takes learning and development seriously. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop many core and transferable skills through both formal and informal learning and development opportunities. Members of staff are encouraged to make use of the learning and development opportunities that the office has to offer.
Successful applicant may be required to sometimes work out of hours to cover High Commission events.