British High Commission Driver – Jobs in Kenya

Main purpose of job:

To provide transport services for staff and other authorised passengers at the British High Commission (BHC) to and from assigned destinations within Kenya in a safe, efficient and courteous manner, strictly adhering to road traffic rules, Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Transport Policy, BHC Transport Policy and Post’s security regulations.

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 applicant must have a clean driving licence and a minimum of four years driving experience. 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 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.

Roles and responsibilities:

Carry out daily maintenance checks on BHC vehicles. Ensuring all vehicles are roadworthy before starting on their journey including tyres, petrol, oil and lubricants as well as spare tyre, jack etc.
Drive authorised passengers to meetings and functions in and around Nairobi and also up-country.
Drive the BHC’s Armoured Vehicles.
Meet authorised passengers at, or deliver them to, Kenyan airports as required.
Accurately complete journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles.
Report on vehicle defects and accidents in a timely manner via a fleet management system (FMS).
Make pickups and deliveries of authorised passengers, furniture and equipment and deliver water to properties using the BHC’s water bowsers.
Work on a pre-determined shift programme.
Ensure passenger safety by ensuring that they wear their seat belts and, if in an armoured vehicle, they receive a passenger brief.
Have a well-documented journey plan when proceeding on long safaris. Use the issued tracking devices and satellite telephones as required.
Maintain contact with the BHC by using the existing radio/communication system and ensure that fitted dashboard cameras are properly utilised.
Maintain a high degree of confidentially and discreteness in discussions and travels involving the nature of the role, passengers and destinations, etc.
Ensuring the safety and security of passengers and vehicle in your care.
Any other duties as assigned by the Head of Section, Transport Planner or Deputy/Transport Manager, including, but not restricted to covering for colleagues during official absences, and manning the BHC reception/switchboard when required.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

·Able to communicate effectively in English, in person,

on the phone and in writing
·Valid Police Clearance Certificate from DCI (Directorate of Criminal Investigation) Kenya
.Possess a clean valid driving licence
·Proven experience in driving heavy commercial vehicles i.e. trucks & water bowsers
·Minimum of a secondary school education KCSE certificate
·5 years’ experience as a 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
·Good computer skills will be an added advantage

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
·Good driver customer service protocols and proactive organisational skills
·Experience working with fleet management systems (FMS) as an end user
·Experience of driving B6 armoured vehicles
·First aid certificate

Required behaviours
Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Working Together

Other benefits and conditions of employment
Learning and development opportunities:

The Regional Learning and Development Team visit Nairobi regularly to provide training courses to further personal development and there are numerous opportunities within the Mission.

Working patterns:
Works in a 24hrs rostered shift system

Additional information
Due to COVID 19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimize any disruption.
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 Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.
It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a work permit
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 Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:

Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
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