Driver at the British Council

The British Council | Job Location: Borno | Job Title: Driver

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.
Driver BornoPay band: 1KRemuneration: Naira 2,005,833 per annumPost Location: BornoDepartment: Business DeliveryContract type: Locally EngagedDuration: Fixed term contract ending July 2022
Role Purpose:The Driver will be responsible for providing safe, secure and efficient transportation of personnel and resources. The Driver will also be responsible for taking proper care of vehicles in accordance with the organisation’s policies and standards. 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 Team Lead and Operations Manager.

  • Fluent level of spoken and written Hausa or local dialect
  • Valid Nigerian driving license
  • Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a driver with an international organization
  • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function
  • Knowledge of road network in the North East region
  • Knowledge and understanding of the security situation in the state
  • Basic IT skills including word and excel
  • Advanced driving skills


  • Experience working in an FCR (Full Cost Recovery) project
  • Experience operating in a complex, multi-cultural context
  • Basic mechanical knowledge
  • Participation in previous defensive driver training

Additional Information: All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria. An eye-sight test and medical fitness for driving will be required before candidate can commence in the role.

Closing Date: 10February 2021 applications will close 23:59 South Africa timeA connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
Equality Statement
The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 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.
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

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.

Application Closing Date
10February 2021

Method of Application
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