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  • Posted: Jun 13, 2022
    Deadline: Jun 20, 2022
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  • The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations. The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this cultural relations. We build trust and understanding for the UK to create a safer and more prosper...
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    Driver, KAL

    Role Purpose

    The post holder will be responsible for providing safe, secure and efficient transportation of personnel and resources and taking proper care of vehicles in accordance with the organisation’s policies and standards. This is a fixed term role to support the provision of secure transportation of personnel and resources for British Council in accordance with the organisation’s policies and standards.

    Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

    The appointed candidate will have the following accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:

    • The post-holder will be based in Kano and will work as part of a larger team of operations support to the KAL programme.
    • Role will involve transport movement within Kano and outside locations when or where necessary.
    • Ensure vehicle is serviced in line with the service schedule, periodic routine vehicle checks are made, and defects and damages are reported promptly. 
    • Ensure vehicles are clean and refueled regularly.
    • Periodic travel to risk areas is likely to be necessary following close liaison with Head/Deputy Head of Security. Regular unsocial and over-hours will be required to meet operational requirements of the post
    • Carry out driving and transportation duties in relation to travel bookings, activity and event management and maintain vehicle log books, journey and fuel records.
    • Clearly communicate transport arrangements and any changes to transport users.
    • Deliver excellent customer service while being the first contact with all British Council visitors.
    • Carry out routine mail dispatch service as may be required

    As with any business that experiences peaks and troughs of activity, there is likely to be a need to work outside office hours from time to time.

    Role specific knowledge and experience:

    The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

    • Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or equivalent
    • A valid Nigeria driver’s license
    • A minimum of 3 years of proven experience in a similar role within the corporate sector or NGO sector.
    • In depth knowledge of designated locations and road signs
    • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function.
    • Experience driving an armoured vehicle (assessed during interview)

    Desirable

    • Experience working in FCDO-funded or related projects.
    • Participation in previous defensive driver training

    Further Information

    Pay band: K

    Salary: NGN 2,272,810.00

    Contract type: Fixed Term Up till 31 August 2023

    Alternative locations the role could be based: Kano, Nigeria

    Department: BSS

    Essential Requirements– Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.

    Fluent written and spoken English

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to British Council on careers.britishcouncil.org to apply

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