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Job Ref:
2480

Job Title:
OFFICIAL RESIDENCE MANAGER

Salary:
€ 56,236 annual gross increasing up to € 73 656 + benefits including the possibility of an additional 6.5 hours per month (beyond 35 hours per week) at 125% the hourly rate, seven OTR (overtime refunded) days a year, transportation benefit, 13th month, and health insurance benefit.

Vacancy type:
Indeterminate

Term Details:
CDI Full-time/Indeterminate

Level:
Manager

Classification:
LE-9

Location:
Official Residence of the Embassy of Canada, 135 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris

Closing date for applications:
13-07-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Work context:

More than 150 official events are held each year at the Official Residence of the Canadian Ambassador in Paris. These include receptions, breakfasts, official lunches, dinners and cultural events. More than 7500 guests visit this exceptional event space each year.

Description of the offer:

Under the direction of the Head of Mission, the Official Residence Director (ORD) is responsible for the overall management of the residence to the highest quality standards while representing Canadian values and excellence. The ORD coordinates day-to-day tasks and supervises residence staff while managing and monitoring purchases and expenditures. The ORD manages wine, alcoholic beverage and product inventories. The ORD also plans, organizes and coordinates with the Ambassador’s office and the Official Events Coordinator on all official activities involving the residence. He or she participates in staff recruitment and performs other duties as required at the request of the Ambassador and/or her office.


Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be selected based on a CV and cover letter of a maximum of 750 words in which they will have to clearly demonstrate how they meet the essential qualifications relating to education, experience and linguistic profile required.

Any application which does not include this cover letter, or which includes a cover letter exceeding 750 words will be rejected.

Asset qualifications may also be taken into account for the screening of applications.

Candidates will clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet each essential qualifications, and where applicable, each asset qualifications. Please note that it is not sufficient simply to assert that one meets the requirements or to list current responsibilities.

Candidates passing the screening stage will be invited for further assessment of their qualifications (3.2, 3.4, and 3.5) which may include a written exam, in-person or telephone interview(s), role-play, simulation exercises and verification of references.
3.1. Education :
Training in hospitality, catering and/or management (hotel/restaurant etc.)
ASSET: Post-secondary graduation diploma/degree (equivalent to the French Baccalaureate+2; or a valid level-3 diploma with a specialization related to the position i.e.: in Hôtellerie, restauration, or management).
3.2. Linguistic Profile:
Excellent written and spoken French ability; and good written and spoken English ability.
3.3. Experience :
• Minimum of three years of experience within the last seven years in personnel management, event management and hospitality.
• Familiarity and experience with computer software including Microsoft Office Suite (particularly with MS Excel spreadsheets) and possibly other applications related to the post.
ASSET:
At least five years of work experience within the last seven in personnel management, event management and hospitality.
Experience in luxury hotel management (four-star or higher) for at least three years of full-time employment.
Experience in the high-end restaurant/catering business for at least three years of full-time employment.
Experience in a similar positon
3.4. Abilities :
• Ability to handle multiple events and more than 300 guests efficiently with attention to detail and meeting the highest standards.
• Ability to mobilize and direct employees under pressure.
• Excellent negotiation and networking skills.
• Ability to manage a budget and resources.
3.5. Competencies :
• Strong interpersonal relations and communication abilities
• Client focus and service
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Judgement
• Tact

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Asset Qualifications:
ASSET EDUCATION :
Post-secondary graduation diploma/degree (equivalent to the French Baccalaureate+2; or a valid level-3 diploma with a specialization related to the position i.e.: in Hôtellerie, restauration, or management).
ASSETS EXPERIENCE:
At least five years of work experience within the last seven in personnel management, event management and hospitality.
Experience in luxury hotel management (four-star or higher) for at least three years of full-time employment.
Experience in the high-end restaurant/catering business for at least three years of full-time employment.
Experience in a similar positon.



Organizational Needs:
Willing and able to work overtime on short notice and occasionally on weekends/holidays.

Operational Requirements:
Willing and able to work overtime on short notice and occasionally on weekends/holidays.

Condition(s) of Employment:
Ability to obtain and maintain a Reliability level security clearance from the Government of Canada.

Area of selection:
This position is open to candidates who are eligible to have their main residence in France and who are legally authorised to work in France permanently as an employee, and who meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. all the essential qualifications and potentially the qualifications considered to be assets, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. Important: The Embassy of Canada does not sponsor and does not assist people in any way in obtaining a residence or work permit. This position is also open to spouses of Canada-based staff posted in one of the three Canadian missions in Paris (Embassy of Canada, Canadian delegations to UNESCO and the OECD) who hold French or Canadian Social Insurance Numbers, and who meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. fulfillment of all essential qualifications and applicable asset qualifications, and receipt by the Embassy of their application by the closing date and time.

Important Notes:
How to Apply
• Please complete the online application form. Candidates must also upload their CV and cover letter. Applications that do not include all requested documents and information will be rejected.
• Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their covering letter how they meet the essential qualifications and, if applicable, the assets qualifications, by explaining clearly and concretely how they satisfy each criterion related to education (3.1) and experience (3.3) and linguistic profile (3.2) with respect to the essential qualifications, and if applicable, with respect to each asset qualification.
• In their cover letter, candidates must also include the names, titles, and telephone numbers of at least three people, including direct supervisors or clients who may serve as professional references for work experience acquired over the last three years.
• Any application missing any of the requested documents or requested information, or that is sent after the 13th of July 2018 midnight deadline will be automatically rejected.

Important notes
• Communication for this process will be sent by email. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the contact information provided is correct and updated as necessary.
• Candidates who apply for this selection process must include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).
• Candidates passing the screening stage will be invited to participate in the following steps of the evaluation process which will include one or several components. The assessment methods may include: written exams, interviews, simulations, role-playing games, practical exercises, presentations.
• All assessments will be held at the Embassy of Canada in Paris.
• Assessments are currently planned for the 19th and 20th of July 2018.
• Reference checks could be sought for candidates who reach the interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The costs arising from participation in this selection process will be the candidates’ responsibility. The Embassy of Canada in Paris does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams, nor does it reimburse any relocation costs in the event of appointment.
• The Embassy of Canada in Paris does not directly or indirectly sponsor work permits and does not assist people in any way to obtain a residence or work permit.
• After the assessments, a list ranking the candidates according to the results obtained will be established. The position will be offered to the most successful candidate based on the ranking.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish a reserve list of candidates, valid for a period of twelve months, for openings of similar permanent or temporary positions at the same level.
• Employees recruited by the Embassy of Canada in France are subject to the terms and conditions of employment for Locally Engaged Staff in France. Employees with Canadian nationality will be required to pay social security and income taxes in Canada unless they have obtained a waiver from the appropriate Canadian authorities.
• For any question at any stage of the process, please send an email to paris.competition@international.gc.ca. This email address does not accept applications which must, without exception, be sent online as indicated in the "How to apply" section above.




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