Embassy Jobs – Driver – British High Commission (BHC)

Job Title:       Driver

Organization: British
High Commission (BHC)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Office Notice No.: 05/19 KPL

Starting Monthly Salary: UGX 1,247,443 gross

About US:

The British High
Commission is the diplomatic liaison office that aims to develop and maintain
close bilateral relations with Uganda, in accordance with British government
policies. The British High Commission is responsible for the political
relationship between the UK and Uganda, and we provide advice and guidance on
political and governance issues. BHC provides assistance and documentary
services to British nationals in Uganda. The UK Trade and Investment Section
provides assistance to both British and Ugandan businesses.

Job Summary:  The Driver is responsible for the provision of
Transport and Courier services for the British High Commission in Kampala.  The driver will transport BHC staff and
visitors on all official travel; and provide prompt delivery and collection of
mail/documents as required.  The driver
will also be responsible for ensuring proper management of assets entrusted to
him including security of the same facilities and safety of passengers at all
times.  The post holder will be required
to work closely with the Transport Officer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Driving Services

  • Attend morning meetings for assignment of duties and plan for the
    day proceedings with the Transport Officer.
  • Be smart and presentable at all times and be ready and prepared for
    an assignment 15 minutes in advance.
  • Comply with all traffic regulations.
  • Work closely with the Transport Officer to ensure V I P Transport
    service are carried out in a professional and well-coordinated manner;
    liaise with the responsible officer for proper coordination of VIP
    Transport needs.
  • Ensure that you can be easily contacted by phone or radio during
    working hours.

Asset Management

  • Support proper vehicle maintenance by reporting all defects on time
    and keeping the service record well.
  • Carry out daily checks on the vehicle to include condition of the
    car seat belts, proper tyre inflation wipers indicators, headlights etc.,
    complete the car checklist and hand into the Transport Officer.
  • Confirm vehicle has wheel brace and the first aid kit is in date and
    well equipped.
  • Manage and take good care of mobile phone and the radio assigned to
  • Always keep vehicle clean and tidy.
  • Calculate mileage, TOIL and travel claims and submit to the
    Transport Officer with in the required time period.

Records Management:

  • Comply with UK Government procedures on office records ensuring that
    journey record sheets are completed after each journey and handed in to
    the Transport Officer at the end of every month.
  • Record mileage and the amount of fuel put in the car each time you
    fill the car with diesel / petrol.
  • Hand in the completed car check list to the Transport Officer at the
    beginning of the week.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the British High Commission (BHC) Driver job
    should have defensive driving training or other relevant driving training
    would be an advantage
  • At least three to five years of driving experience in a similar
  • Clean driving licence
  • Ability to read and write
  • Good communication skills
  • Competencies: Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and
    Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the British High
Commission in the aforementioned capacity should apply by clicking on the link


Deadline: 13th May 2019

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