• Vacancy at the British High Commission (BHC) Abuja

  • Posted on: 4 April, 2014 Deadline: 10 April, 2014
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  • The British High Commission (BHC) Abuja has the following vacancy in its Corporate Services Section.

    S1 Driver


    The British High Commission is looking for a Driver to work in its Transport Section for a 12 months fixed term contract. The duties will include:

    •     Daily maintenance checks on BHC vehicles. Ensuring all vehicles are roadworthy before starting on their journey.
    •     Driving BHC staff to meetings and functions in and around Abuja.
    •     Driving BHC staff to meetings and functions in other States within Nigeria.
    •     Driving the BHC’s Rapid Response Vehicle.
    •     Regular journeys to and from Abuja Airport to pick up passengers from and to the Domestic and International terminals respectively.
    •     Regular journeys to the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos.
    •     Completing accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles.

    Qualities needed

    •     Applicants must have held a full Nigerian Driving licence for at least two years, with no previous traffic convictions.
    •     Applicants should be presentable, courteous and have a good command of written and spoken English.
    •     A good working knowledge of Nigerian roads and especially the Abuja area is essential.
    •     Applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to take a practical driving test, written test and a competence based interview.

    BHC opening hours are from 8am – 4:00pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am – 1.00pm on Friday. All BHC drivers operate on a shift system to provide vehicle coverage 24 hours per day, for which an allowance is paid. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake night shift and weekend shift working in addition to the usual day shift working. The job will be graded S1 with a monthly starting salary of N156, 813.00 per month. A successful candidate who is not liable to pay Nigerian tax will be subject to a 10 % notional tax deduction on the basic salary. The salary will be paid in Naira.

    Method of Application

    Applications should consist of a CV with a type written covering letter, and include a photocopy of the applicant’s current Nigerian Driving Licence. Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. Telephone applications and enquiries will also not be accepted. Applications should be sent to:

    Human Resources Assistant
    British High Commission Abuja
    19 Torrens Close

    Or by e-mail to: recruitment.abuja@fco.gov.uk Only applicants called for interview will be contacted.

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