British High Commission Jobs in Kenya : Driver


Driver Jobs at British High Commission, Kenya
Section: Corporate Services
GRADE : S1 (L)
SALARY: Ksh. 80,485.00

A vacancy has arisen at the British High Commission for a Driver. The position is graded at S1 (L) for which the current salary starts at Ksh. 80,485.00 per month before deduction of tax. Where the successful candidate is not liable to Kenyan tax, the salary will be abated under HM Treasury regulations to Ksh. 62,732 per month to take account of the tax they would have paid.

Driver Job Main Purpose in Kenya

  • This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of Nairobi’s biggest missions, providing an all round logistics support to a growing mission. The successful applicants must have a BCE, clean driving Licence. The applicants also require good working knowledge of the city, its environs and other areas of the country.
  • The individual will need to be extremely efficient in managing their time in an environment which is dynamic and liable to be change at very short notice. The individual should be able to think ahead and choose the best route for the journey, demonstrate initiative, be extremely discreet and polite in all dealings with both internal and external contacts as a representative of the Mission.
  • S/he should also demonstrate skills in working well with others.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Daily maintenance checks on BHC vehicles. Ensuring all vehicles are roadworthy before starting on their journey.
  • Driving BHC staff to meetings and functions in and around Nairobi.
  • Chauffeuring Officers / Visitors to various ministerial and other organisations within Nairobi and upcountry.
  • Driving the BHC’s Armoured Vehicles.
  • Meet and escort BHC officials to and from the airports Domestic and International terminals respectively.
  • Completing accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles.
  • Ensure vehicle is serviced at the stated mileage and all details documented in the Logbook.
  • Making pickups and deliveries and will be required to work on a on a shift system.
  • Delivering water to properties
  • Ensuring that any vehicle driven is clean and has adequate fuel and oil to carry out any driving duties assigned by doing a daily inspection and submitting all purchase receipts and any mechanical problems to the Transport Manager.
  • Ensuring passengers’ safety by requesting them to belt-up before proceeding for a Journey. Have a well documented journey plan when proceeding on long safaris.
  • Rotate as per duty rota, as an overnight, weekend duty and water bowser driver at the High Commission as required.
  • Driving the truck as required to deliver supplies / furniture to properties or the airport.
  • Keeping in touch with the office by using the existing radio / communication system.
  • Providing cover for colleagues on leave and working at the reception switchboard when called upon to assist.
  • Keep a high degree of confidentially and discreteness in discussions and travels, which involves BHC officials.
  • Drive authorized personnel as directed, ensuring strict adherence to traffic rules and regulations including speed limits.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Transport Planner or Transport Manager.
  • Ensuring the safety and security of the vehicle and passengers in your care

Key competences required:

The candidate should be able to demonstrate the following civil service competencies:

  • Changing and Improving – Being open to change and suggesting ideas for improvements to the way things are done in own work.
  • Communicating – Communicating well and with enthusiasm, being mutually fair and respectful, using appropriate language and actions and contributing to team.
  • Collaborating and Partnering – Working collaboratively, sharing information and building supportive, responsive relationships with co-workers and teams.
  • Building Capacity for All – Being open to learning; developing skills, experience and knowledge by learning from mistakes and wanting to improve performance.
  • Making Effective Decisions – The ability to know when to ask for advice and make decisions about your own work using previous experience of similar situations. .
  • Managing a Quality Service – Delivering excellent customer service through improving the quality of service, taking account of customer needs and requirements in the work area. Able to organise own time and activities to deliver a high quality and efficient service.

Required skills / experience / qualifications for Driver Jobs in Kenya

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, in person, on the phone and in writing
  • Possess a clean police record and a full clean valid driving licence
  • Minimum of a secondary school education KCSE certificate
  • 3 to 5 years experience as Driver within a government or NGO or Corporate/Office environment
  • Good knowledge of local city roads, locations of government offices and main roads to other parts of the country
  • Physically fit with excellent eyesight
  • Good driver customer service protocols and proactive organisational skills

All applicants must be legally able to work in Kenya with the correct visa/status or work permit.
The British High Commission in Kenya is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
Staff members recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Kenyan employment law.
Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
Reference checking, medical checks and security clearances will be conducted.
If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Note: Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.

How to Apply

Please read these notes carefully to ensure that your application is received and processed. All applicants should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV (2 page maximum) in English, by email to: [email protected] Internal candidates should also submit the above with a copy of their appraisals covering the past 24 months. All candidates should use the following subject line for their email: 04/16 NR: Driver Please submit only the requested documents. Please also ensure that your email including attachments is no larger than 2 megabytes, otherwise it may be rejected by your email system or the systems through which it will pass en route to us. Internal candidates and spouses of UK diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 04/16 NR: Driver and also indicate that you are an internal candidate or the spouse of a diplomatic officer. Applications will only be accepted by email.The closing date is 28 February 2016 and no further applications will be accepted after this date.