Friday, 4 March 2016

Drivers at the British Deputy High Commission

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Driver 

Job Ref: 04/16 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: S1
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Type of Post: British High Commission
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: MOD (Ministry of Defence)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
  • Daily first parade and maintenance checks on relevant DS vehicles including maintenance of DS service logs, vehicle documents and maintenance schedule
  • Ensuring all vehicles are roadworthy and fully equipped as per DS checklist prior to the before start of each journey.
  • Route planning, location threats and travel security of all DS personnel. To include loading of Ballistic Protection, Sat Phone and mapping.
  • To have a working knowledge of emergency First Aid, Map Reading and Satellite Navigation via GPS.
  • Completing accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicle
  • Liaison with Foreign Defence Officials and Embassy staff as appropriate
  • Transport support for visiting Military and OGD’s when required (Via DA/ADA).
  • Transport cover for BMATT when required.(Via DA/ ADA)
  • To ensure your appearance, bearing and hygiene is of the highest standard at all times and you are to retain a reasonable standard of physical fitness.
Essential Qualifications and Experience
  • Valid and clean driver's licence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The incumbent should be prepared to help wherever required on a variety of different topics even if this falls outside the strict job specification.
  • Reliability, initiative and a high degree of responsibility and security are essential.
  • As a representative of a small OGD in the Chancery, an ability to get on with others is necessary.
Required Competencies
  • Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
Starting Monthly Salary
N174, 892.

Start Date
1 May 2016.

Application Closing Date
17th March, 2016.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online

  • Staff members recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Nigerian employment law.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.