British High Commission (BHC) Recruiting for Drivers – 3 Positions

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver

Ref No: 04/17 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: S1
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Working hours per week: Rotational shift system
Duration of Post: 6 months
Start Date: 1st April 2017

Slot: 3

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Driving a range of vehicles in the BDHC Lagos fleet as directed by the Transport Unit supervisors.
  • Carrying out daily maintenance checks and completing Daily Maintenance Check forms for any assigned vehicles to determine their road worthiness before embarking on any journey.
  • To ensure any assigned vehicle is spotlessly clean before embarking on any trip.
  • Accurate completion of Journey Record Sheets for all journeys in official vehicles.
  • Keeping accurate records of fuel drawn and top-up fluids in the Journey Record Sheets of any assigned vehicle
  • Undertaking any other assigned task (s) as directed by the Transport Unit supervisors

Essential Qualifications and Experience 

  • Minimum of Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent;
  • A valid “Class E” Nigerian Drivers Licence;
  • A good knowledge of the 2012 Lagos State Road Traffic Law;
  • Relevant driving experience of not less than five years;
  • Good command of written and spoken English;
  • Good knowledge of Lagos metropolis will be an advantage;
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Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Defensive driving training

Required Competencies:

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

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment

  • Successful candidates will work with other drivers in the pool on a rotational shift system to provide 24/7 vehicle service.
  • This is a 6 months temporary contract from start date.  Working hours will be conditioned hours as directed by the Logistics Team

Starting monthly salary N 185, 071 and FOT N25,061.40

Application Closing Date
22nd March, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information

  • Please complete the application form in full. Failure to do so may result in a determination that you do not meet the requirements for the position.
  • Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:
  • Successful candidates not resident in Nigeria will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
  • The British Deputy High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.
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