Facilities Intern Job at British Council Nigeria

Facilities Intern Job at British Council Nigeria

British Council Nigeria invites applications form suitably qualified and interested applicants to the fill the following vacant positions.

Job Title: Facilities Intern Job at British Council Nigeria

Date: 31-Dec-2022

Location: Port Harcourt, Sub Saharan Africa, NG

Company: British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities.

We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.

These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share.

This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained.

We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.


Facilities Intern Port Harcourt

Role Purpose 

The British Council Nigeria is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work in three strategic business areas: Arts, English, Education and Society. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections, and engendering trust.

We are looking to recruit a Facilities intern to join our Facilities Team in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria.

The Facilities team delivers and supports the operations of the British Council through effective and efficient planning and Management of all its facilities/Resources and fleet. The team is responsible for h the core facilities day to day responsibilities for the Port Harcourt office


Duties and Responsibilities

With the support of the Facilities Manager the intern duties will include


Facilities Services and Premises Project Delivery:

  • Assist Facilities Team in-country to manage the Port-Harcourt facilities/estate effectively and efficiently as defined in the Regional and Country Delivery Plans enabling delivery of all key sectors of the British Council Programme.
  • Responsibility for the pro-active maintenance management of Port Harcourt office and compound undertaking daily checks on facilities and equipment to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Maintain the office and estate by ensuring security and optimum delivery of customer care services in Facilities Unit.
  • Responsible for day-to-day coordination of all facilities services and project activities for the Facilities team, ensuring relevant and necessary report to the Facilities Manager
  • Where appropriate, assists the Facilities with the coordination of other facilities and building improvement activities and liaise with relevant internal and external stakeholders and staff to ensure effective conclusion.

Logistics Management:

  • Provides logistic supports to visitors coming to Port-Harcourt.
  • Effective planning and management of vehicles and drivers to ensure optimum transport support for British Council operations.

IT Support:

  • Support with management of IT.


Management and Support for the role:

  • The intern will report to the Facilities Manager based in Port-Harcourt. S/he will be expected to work closely with other members of Staff, in Port-Harcourt and key internal stakeholders such as the Country Facilities team


Profile of Intern:

Essential: The ideal candidate should:

  • Maximum of 4 years post-NYSC in any field of study.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Have fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Be computer literate with proficiency in the use of MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Have an interest in Facilities management


  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


Duration: 12 months (March 2023 – February 2024)

Remuneration and benefits:

  • The intern will be paid equivalent N130,000 per month
  • Health Insurance (HMO) will be provided for interns who are on 6 months or more
  • Group Life Insurance will be provided for all interns during throughout the duration of their internship.

Contract Type – Locally Engaged

Location – Port Harcourt

Requirements – All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in country of application.  The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits.

Closing Date – 31 December 2022 (23:59 South Africa Time)



This is a short-term intern position; intern roles are not a prelude to longer term employment with the organisation. If opportunities for further paid employment arise, these will be advertised and interns who apply will be considered against the same criteria as other applicants.

Necessary adjustments will be made for staff with disability where necessary.


Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.


Please note:

Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website.

Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website.

Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.


Visit British Council Job Portal to apply. CLICK HERE TOAPPLY ONLINE.

If you have any problems with your application please email [email protected].

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