View Vacancy - Driver for British Embassy Paris (FRA23.637)

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UK Mission
Driver / Messenger

The British Embassy in Paris is looking for a Driver to support the delivery of UK priorities by providing excellent, safe, timely and proactive driving support. Additionally the role will include general office and other driving support for the team.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Working in a busy environment, ensure key Embassy staff (including Ambassador and Deputy Head) are driven to/from events, meetings and engagements in a safe and timely fashion. 
  • Work closely with the Executive Assistants/teams to plan transport requirements.
  • Lead on planning and delivery of ministerial transport for key France Network events and wider embassy events .
  • Lead on delivery of transport logistics for UK ministerial and senior officials. 
  • Ensure embassy vehicles are always prepared, ready for use and have a high level of cleanliness and safety at all times.
  • Build network of key stakeholders at the embassy and elsewhere in order to help the team effectively deliver high profile visits/events.
  • Support teams across the France Network on occasions when they need transport support for particularly complex, large, or high-profile events.

This role would also include elements of office and administration support to France Network teams. The exact tasks will depend on team priorities but are likely to include elements of:

  • office management
  • resolving ad-hoc issues/problems that arise in the office
  • support teams with administrative, technical, IT and security issues as required

  • The successful candidate will be joining welcoming and supportive teams, working in the interesting worlds of the bilateral relations at the British Embassy to France.
  • At least five years of experience working as a professional driver;
  • strong interpersonal skills;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • ability to interact with senior colleagues.
  • Absolute discretion and the ability to keep information seen or heard in confidence. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint etc,
  • experience of working for government/a diplomatic mission/international organisation and knowledge of protocol and handling of ministers etc.
  • Good knowledge of Paris and its road system
Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
13 December 2023
S1
Permanent
35
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
France
Paris
British Embassy
1
EUR
2519 (gross)
15 January 2024

This is a full-time permanent contract with a salary of 2519 EUR gross per month.

Working patterns: The position is based on a 35 hour working week. However due to the nature of the work there is the requirement to work some irregular hours, particularly starting early and finishing late, during the working week. There may also be requirements to work on weekends. The successful candidate will be entitled to overtime payments for working additional hours/ overtime payment as and when required.

 All appointments are subject to professional background check satisfactory security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of his/her passport or national identity card for all nationalities held, an up-to-date criminal record (casier judiciaire) for recent countries of residence (which can be obtained online at casier-judiciaire.justice.gouv.fr), two written proofs of address (utility invoices and/or bank statements) and two references.

Staff recruited locally by the UK Delegation to OECD in France are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local French employment law and FCDO guidance for Local Staff. The posts we offer are not an entry point into the UK’s Diplomatic Service.

Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in France and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.

Your application will only be considered if you follow the guidance below:

  • Your application must be sent in English only.

  • Your application must clearly indicate all nationalities you hold.

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

Learning and development is valued at UKDEL OECD and across the wider UK France Network. The FCDO offers a variety of learning and development opportunities, which, in agreement with their line manager, successful candidates will be able to pursue.

Working patterns: The position is based on a 35 hour working week. However due to the nature of the work there is the requirement to work some irregular hours, particularly starting early and finishing late, during the working week. There may also be requirements to work on weekends. The successful candidate will be entitled to overtime payments for working additional hours/ overtime payment as and when required.

 

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

*Please refer to the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”. We are looking for a C1 level or equivalent. For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your languages skills are going to be assessed.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.