Driver at British High Commission (BHC)

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  • Full Time
  • Lagos | Nigeria.
  • NGN 223,596.96 / Month USD / YEAR
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  • Salary: NGN 223,596.96 / Month

Website BHC

Driver (S1)

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications:
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria.

Job Description:

  • To provide transport services for staff and visitors of the British Deputy High Commission (1HMG) to and from assigned destinations within Lagos 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 Lagos office and Transport operations in the Nigeria Network.
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Roles and Responsibilities

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 Lagos
  • 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.

Administrative Support – 20%:

  • Provide administrative support for the day to day running of the Lagos office
  • Assist the Deputy Transport Manager/Team Leaders and liaise with other Corporate Services staff based in Lagos 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 checklists, Fuel Consumption, etc.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Full valid Nigerian driving licence
  • Minimum of 3 years verifiable previous driving experience
  • Previous experience of driving Armoured Vehicles
  • Good working knowledge (and driving experience) of Abuja and Northern Nigeria
  • Basic Computer skills – Microsoft Office tools
  • Must possess a minimum of Ordinary National Diploma and SSCE with 5 credits obtained in one sitting
  • Must be able to relate and speak fluently with locals

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • Experience of driving for other Embassies or NGOs
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Required Competencies :

  • Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.


  • NGN 223,596.96 / Month

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • Mandatory FCO e-learning
  • Access to FCO e-learning opportunities and formal/informal learning and development opportunities at the British High Commission

Working patterns:

  • Core working hours are 40 hours per week (5 days per week)
  • Drivers must work shifts rather than standard office hours. The nature of the job will require flexible working patterns. There is a requirement to work on a rotational basis sometimes in the evening and on weekends. Overtime will be paid for additional hours worked.



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