Driver at the British High Commission (BHC) – 2 Openings

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver (Abuja and Northern Nigeria)

Job ID: (08/21 ABJ)
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Corporate Services Support
Grade: S1
Type of Position: Permanent
Working hours per week: 40 hours
Start Date: 1st July, 2021

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) 

Main Purpose of Job

  • To provide transport services for staff and visitors of the British High Commission (1HMG) 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 Abuja office and Transport operations in the Nigeria Network.

Main Duties 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 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 Maiduguri / 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

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Full valid Nigerian driving licence
  • Minimum of 3 years verifiable previous driving experience
  • Qualified and experience of driving Armoured Vehicles
  • 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

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • Experience of driving for other Embassies or NGOs

Required Competencies:

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

Working Hours:

  • 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.

Additional Information:

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening. Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja 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.

Salary & Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment

  • NGN 223,596.96 Monthly.
  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
  • Mandatory FCDO e-learning
  • Access to FCDO e-learning opportunities and formal/informal learning and development opportunities at the British High Commission.

Application Closing Date
1st June, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • The British 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, Commonwealth and Development 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.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.
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