Programme & Administration Support
£23,256 to £24,220 per annum, depending on experience (including London Weighting)
27 Jan 2021

About The Role

Country Support Officer (Overseas Branches)
Location: Moorgate, London
Contract type: Permanent  
Hours per week: 35
Salary: £23,256 to £24,220 per annum, depending on experience (including London Weighting)

Are you a collaborative and solutions focussed professional who could provide programme management and administrative support to the British Red Cross’ Overseas Branches team?

Following a recent internal promotion, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Country Support Officer to join our Programmes and Partnerships department. 

What you will be doing

Reporting to the Country Manager (Overseas Branches) you will provide support through the provision and maintenance of programme management tools and administrative support. You will ensure the effective implementation of BRC supported programmes and activities in our partner countries.

In this busy but exceptionally rewarding role, you will provide a range of support responsibilities including internal and external information management; preparing information packs, providing briefings, coordinating departmental contributions to corporate reporting, acting as focal point for the team and external networks, and liaison with other teams.

You will support the Country Manager to produce, monitor and maintain accurate financial programme budgets and narrative/ financial reports for programmes and support relationship and communications management through effective internal and external liaison, facilitating engagement between British Red Cross, UK Office and field-based personnel and managing information in a range of formats.

This role is right for you if…

You have excellent administration and organisational skills, including time management, attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and manage work effectively in a fast-paced environment, delivering within agreed timescales against specific objectives.

You’ll be highly computer literate with an advanced knowledge of Microsoft packages - Excel, Word, PowerPoint and information management systems. You will also have experience of financial administration including budget preparation.

You’ve got experience in project management and you’re a great communicator, (both verbally and written) able to write reports and proposals for a variety of internal and external audiences, supporting collaborative working practices. 

You’ll have experience of working in international context, including international response or international development with a desire to learn and further your career whilst supporting the world's largest humanitarian network?

(Please view the full role profile for more information about this vacancy)

We use kindness to help those in crisis, and behind every great cause there's a great team making everything possible.  

This post sits within the West & Central Africa and Overseas Branches regional team of the Programmes and Partnerships department, who provide single oversight of our community resilience and capacity building partnerships with national societies and disaster management activities. The British Red Cross has branches in nine British Overseas Territories.

The department works in partnership with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). 

The International Division is responsible for international disaster response, support to resilience programmes and organisational development of our partner Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The work of the International Division also includes humanitarian policy and advocacy activities, and International Humanitarian Law. British Red Cross' international work is carried out in coordination and partnership with the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement. 


Closing date for applications is 23:59, on Wednesday the 27th of January 2021 with interviews anticipated to be held from week commencing 1st of February 2021 (via Zoom). 

What you’ll get in return 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
Up to 6% contributory pension
Flexible working policy
Genuine investment in your training and personal development 


A little bit more about us 
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and overseas; get the support they need if crisis strikes.  
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination.  
Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started. 
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.  
Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness. 
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.


British Red Cross also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme for roles within the International Directorate. In line with the scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures. 

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website. 
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults. 
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy. 
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738). 
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