Driver, KAL
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Position : Driver, KAL

Location : Kano, Sub Saharan Africa, NG

Company : British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We work in two ways directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities.

We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.

These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained.

We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

Role Purpose

The post holder will be responsible for providing safe, secure and efficient transportation of personnel and resources and taking proper care of vehicles in accordance with the organisation’s policies and standards.

This is a fixed term role to support the provision of secure transportation of personnel and resources for British Council in accordance with the organisation’s policies and standards.

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following :

The appointed candidate will have the following accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties :

  • The post-holder will be based in Kano and will work as part of a larger team of operations support to the KAL programme.
  • Role will involve transport movement within Kano and outside locations when or where necessary.
  • Ensure vehicle is serviced in line with the service schedule, periodic routine vehicle checks are made, and defects and damages are reported promptly.
  • Ensure vehicles are clean and refueled regularly.
  • Periodic travel to risk areas is likely to be necessary following close liaison with Head / Deputy Head of Security. Regular unsocial and over-hours will be required to meet operational requirements of the post
  • 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.
  • Deliver excellent customer service while being the first contact with all British Council visitors.
  • Carry out routine mail dispatch service as may be required
  • As with any business that experiences peaks and troughs of activity, there is likely to be a need to work outside office hours from time to time.

    Required profile for job ad : Driver, KAL

    Role specific knowledge and experience :

    The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements :

  • Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or equivalent
  • A valid Nigeria driver’s license
  • A minimum of 3 years of proven experience in a similar role within the corporate sector or NGO sector.
  • In depth knowledge of designated locations and road signs
  • Experience of working as part of a successful team / function.
  • Experience driving an armoured vehicle (assessed during interview)
  • Desirable

  • Experience working in FCDO-funded or related projects.
  • Participation in previous defensive driver training
  • Pay band : K / 1

    Salary : NGN 2,272,810.00

    Contract type : Fixed Term Up till 30 September 2023

    Alternative locations the role could be based : Kano, Nigeria

    Department : BSS

    Essential Requirements

  • Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Closing Date 20 June 2022 applications will close 23 : 59 Nigeria Time

    Additional Information :

  • Some unsocial hours, weekend work and travel may be required where the need arises.
  • Knowledge of the security situation in the state is required as post holder may be required to make prompt decisions in close liaison with State Administrative officer and Operations Manager.
  • A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

    Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

    The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do.

    We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.

    All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status.

    We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

    The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

    We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

  • Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed;
  • these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

    Please note : Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website.

    Our ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website.

    Emails with supporting statements and CV / Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.

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