Drivers Needed at the British High Commission of Nigeria

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We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, age, veteran status, or other categories protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the roles of  Drivers needed at the British High Commission.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

To provide transport services for Home Office International Operations (HOIO) staff and visitors of the British High Commission to and from assigned destinations within Abuja and other Nigeria Region in a safe, efficient and courteous manner observing all road traffic rules and post security regulations. Perform administrative duties as may be required to support the effective running of the fleet vehicles and support other HOIO operations as required.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

Transport Services – 60%

  • Manage transport booking requests and communicate effectively with customers and other stakeholders 
  • Drive 1HMG staff and visitors to meetings and functions within Abuja and Nigeria.
  • Conduct Airport runs to pick up/drop off 1HMG staff and visitors. Liaise with Airport officials as necessary.
  • Undertake journeys to other states within Nigeria as necessary
  • Perform duties in line with post security regulations
  • Complete accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles.

Vehicle Maintenance and Management – 20%

  • Keep accurate records of vehicle mileage, fuel consumption and maintenance work/costs
  • Perform daily inspections to ensure that all official vehicles are road worthy and in good working order.
  • Wash/Clean official vehicles ensuring they are kept tidy and parked in a secured area.
  • Complete vehicle inspection checklists and promptly report any defects, faults or incidents that occur to the Transport Manager
  • Check that all vehicle equipment and tools are secured safely and are functioning correctly.
  • Manage a working stock of spares (held in stores with restricted access) for the fleet based in Abuja in line with FCDO/BHC policy.

Administrative Support – 20%

  • Provide administrative support for the day to day running of the Abuja office
  • Assist the Deputy Transport Manager/Team Leaders and liaise with other Corporate Services staff based in Abuja as necessary
  • Update transport related data using Microsoft Office IT systems and maintain other records as may be delegated by the office/transport manager
  • Maintain adequate records for all the operations of the transport unit required for audit purposes e.g. Journey records, Stores, Vehicle maintenance check lists, Fuel Consumption, etc.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Full valid Nigerian driving licence
  • Minimum of 3 years verifiable previous driving experience
  • Good working knowledge (and driving experience) of Abuja
  • Basic Computer skills – Microsoft Office tools
  • Must possess minimum of SSCE with 5 credits obtained in one sitting
  • Must be able to relate and speak fluently with locals
  • Must be able to relate and speak English
  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience 1 
  • Qualified to drive armoured vehicles
  • Are currently or have worked as an official employee of a diplomatic mission or NGO/ ex police/ ex military or ex law enforcement
  • First Aid at Work,
  • Defensive Driver Training

Salary: USD 678.87

2024 ONGOING JOBS

HOIO Driver S1 - Lagos

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

To provide transport services for Home Office International Operations (HOIO) staff and visitors of the British High Commission to and from assigned destinations within Abuja and other Nigeria Region in a safe, efficient and courteous manner observing all road traffic rules and post security regulations. Perform administrative duties as may be required to support the effective running of the fleet vehicles and support other HOIO operations as required.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

Transport Services – 60%

  • Manage transport booking requests and communicate effectively with customers and other stakeholders 
  • Drive 1HMG staff and visitors to meetings and functions within Abuja and Nigeria.
  • Conduct Airport runs to pick up/drop off 1HMG staff and visitors. Liaise with Airport officials as necessary.
  • Undertake journeys to other states within Nigeria as necessary
  • Perform duties in line with post security regulations
  • Complete accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles.

Vehicle Maintenance and Management – 20%

  • Keep accurate records of vehicle mileage, fuel consumption and maintenance work/costs
  • Perform daily inspections to ensure that all official vehicles are road worthy and in good working order.
  • Wash/Clean official vehicles ensuring they are kept tidy and parked in a secured area.
  • Complete vehicle inspection checklists and promptly report any defects, faults or incidents that occur to the Transport Manager
  • Check that all vehicle equipment and tools are secured safely and are functioning correctly.
  • Manage a working stock of spares (held in stores with restricted access) for the fleet based in Abuja in line with FCDO/BHC policy.

Administrative Support – 20%

  • Provide administrative support for the day to day running of the Abuja office
  • Assist the Deputy Transport Manager/Team Leaders and liaise with other Corporate Services staff based in Abuja as necessary
  • Update transport related data using Microsoft Office IT systems and maintain other records as may be delegated by the office/transport manager
  • Maintain adequate records for all the operations of the transport unit required for audit purposes e.g. Journey records, Stores, Vehicle maintenance check lists, Fuel Consumption, etc.

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Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Full valid Nigerian driving licence
  • Minimum of 3 years verifiable previous driving experience
  • Good working knowledge (and driving experience) of Lagos
  • Basic Computer skills – Microsoft Office tools
  • Must possess minimum of SSCE with 5 credits obtained in one sitting
  • Must be able to relate and speak fluently with locals
  • Must be able to relate and speak English
  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience 1 
  • Qualified to drive armoured vehicles
  • Are currently or have worked as an official employee of a diplomatic mission or NGO/ ex police/ ex military or ex law enforcement
  • First Aid at Work,
  • Defensive Driver Training

Salary: USD 678.87

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Deadline: February 28, 2024

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