Latest Vacancy at British High Commission

British High Commission (BHC) Nigeria – Our Political Section is responsible for political relations between the UK and Nigerian Governments. They monitor the political situation in Nigeria and seek to strengthen the bilateral relationship. 

The Consular Section at the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, and our consular network throughout the country, provide assistance to British nationals visiting or living in Nigeria. All consular assistance enquiries should be directed to Lagos.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Vacancy at British High Commission

TWG Plumber / Building and Construction Charge Hand

Job Specifications:

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Ref. No.: 08/21 LOS
Location (City): Lagos
Grade: A1 (L)
Type of Position: Permanent
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Corporate Services Support
Start Date: 1 June 2021.

Job Description:

  • The Job holder with the direction of the Estates Foreman will be responsible for all 1st Level and 2nd Level Metal Welding and Metal works within the BDHC Lagos Estates.
  • Work with the Estates Foreman in the implementing of safe Metal works repairs and replacement of corroded metal frames as part of Post Compliance Report and Safe use of the Estates Aging metal works, fabricated metal works based on work request sent to the Estates Helpdesk.

Roles and Responsibilities / What will the jobholder be Expected to Achieve:

  • Carries out line managing and onsite supervision duties of 2 technical works group Carpenters, 1 Masons, 1 Painters,  and 3 Plumbers
  • Quality checking all Plumbing related works request within the BDHC Lagos Estates
  • Measures, cut, thread, and bend pipe to required angle, using hand and power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines, and pipe-bending machines.
  • Installing and  maintaining heating systems (including water heaters and piping’s)
  • Repairing sanitary systems such water closet, bathtub, bath cubicle, tap heads etc.
  • Fitting/installation of domestic appliances (such as dishwashers), water pipe lines for washing machine
  • Fixing of bathrooms accessories and fitting
  • Filling pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks(that is pressure testing of the installation)
  • Complete and submit daily paper works on all associated Plumbing works request on a daily bases
  • Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes and pipefittings, using hand and power tools.
  • Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, and fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers and levels.
  • Supply of cooking gas to all British Deputy High Commissions residential properties
  • Installation of domestic gas pipes for  British Deputy High Commissions residential properties
  • Carryout Planned Preventive Maintenance of all Plumbing fittings and accessories within the BDHC Lagos Estates as directed by the Estates Foreman
  • Write all needed Risk Assessment and Methods statement prior to start of all associated Plumbing works
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by Estates Foreman

Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure):

  • 2 Carpenters, 1 Masons, 1  Painters and 3 Plumbers

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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Previous work experience as a plumber with understanding of coper pipe installation(especially soldering method)
  • Previous experience in the installation Kitchen wares, Toilet and Bathroom accessories
  • Knowledge in writing and interpretation of Risk Assessments and Method Statement
  • Full valid Nigerian driving licence and driving experience

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Desirable computer skills: MS word, Excel, Outlook
  • Proficient good written and Oral English communication skills

Required Competencies:

  • Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

 Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment  

  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
  • Health and Safety training on working safely

Working Patterns:

  • Monday-Thursday 0730 – 1530hrs
  •  Friday: 0730 – 1230hrs

NGN 397,202.06 Monthly.


Method of Application

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Additional information  

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British Deputy High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.    
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.


Deadline: May 4, 2021

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