Vacancy for A Driver at British Council- FCT, Abuja

Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade K
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 1/K Post Duration: Fixed term Contract Three years/ Eligibility: Right to live and work in Nigeria / Location: Abuja, Nigeria/ Deadline for application: 13 June 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

About the Us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body


About the Role:


The post holder must have the ability to work in an ambiguous and difficult environment in which British Council processes need to be adapted or developed to cope with unusual requirements and difficult context. The role will be based in Abuja, Nigeria and is part of a larger team of Business Support Services. This position will report to the Resources and Admin Manager, Abuja

The post holder must have the ability to work in an ambiguous and difficult environment in which British Council processes need to be adapted or developed to cope with unusual requirements and difficult context.



Main duties include:

Ensure vehicles are serviced in line with the service schedule and that periodic routine vehicle checks are made, and that defects and damage are reported promptly. Vehicles are clean and refuelled regularly.

Carry out driving and transportation duties in relation to travel bookings, activity and event management and maintain vehicle log books, journey and fuel records.

Clearly communicate transport arrangements and any changes to transport users.

Delivery excellent customer service being the first contact with all British Council visitors

Also carry out routine mail dispatch service as may be required




Qualifications and requirements

  • National Diploma or equivalent
  • Intermediate level driving certificate.
  • Valid Nigeria driver’s license
  • A minimum of 3 years of proven experience in a similar role within the corporate sector or NGO sector.
  • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function.
  • Knowledge of traffic rules and road network.
  • Basic IT skills including word and excel.
  • Excellent customer service skills.


If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post, then please see the documents below:


Role profile-Driver_ ACT_ Abuja.pdf

British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf



Further details:

As part of the recruitment exercise, shortlisted candidates will undergo driving assessment as part of the selection process.
Short-listing is carried out against the essential knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience as specified in the Role Profile which accompanies this. Were required, desirable skills can also be used.

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 13 June 2019 (23:59 UK Time).

Our Equality Commitment:
Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies, and human resource as a function is absolutely committed to this.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.