View Vacancy - Driver, S1, Kolkata

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Driver / Messenger

Note : All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, motivational segment and the competency based questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the application forms only for all the required details. Forms that are incomplete in any respect will not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.

Please note that due to Covid-19 outbreak, the start date of employment mentioned in the advert is tentative, subject to normal business of British High Commission. All recruitment campaigns will remain open for applications, we will progress the recruitment process as swiftly as possible and continue to review all applications, monitor progress and developments. We will be in touch with you for the interviews/ should there be further updates on the application, however given the circumstances, kindly expect some delay in response and please reach out to if you have any further questions.

Main purpose of job:     

Drive the Deputy High Commissioner to and from all official engagements. 

Provide support to the office by driving office vehicles as and when required.

Roles and Responsibilities:

1. To drive officials vehicles in accordance with the duties drawn up by the British Deputy High Commission (BDHC)

2. Daily maintenance & cleanliness of vehicle

3. Maintain journey sheets with mileage and fuel purchases

4. Conduct security checks on vehicle for quick plant devices

5. Proactively ensure that maintenance and statutory requirements for the vehicles are met

WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU: 

You must perform your duties in a reliable, timely, safe and efficient manner.  Tasking may vary considerably from day to day.  You will be expected to deliver high levels of customer service and to exercise initiative within set rules and under the direction of the Transport Manager.

Language requirements:  

Language: English Hindi and Bengali

Level of language required:

Spoken – Good

Written - Basic

Working patterns: 

Full-time Employment

Flexibility to work long hours and on weekends / holidays if required.

Essential on arrival:   

1. A good command of oral and written English is expected.

2. A valid Indian commercial (LMV & HMV) driving licence.

3. Basic Computer skills (MS Office – Outlook, Word, Excel)

Desirable:  

  1. Any working experience in multinational / multi-cultural companies, diplomatic missions.
  2. A commercial license is desirable

Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
9 July 2020
S1
Full-time, Permanent
45
South Asia & Afghanistan
India
Kolkata
British Deputy High Commission
1
INR 23,424 per month plus 12% provident fund and 6% SuperAnnuation Fund
18 August 2020

For BHC candidates, the Local BHC Terms & Conditions will apply.

For other than BHC candidates, Basic Salary will be INR 23,424 per month together with a 12% provident fund and 6% Superannuation Fund. 

Additionally the BHC offers a great benefits package that includes annual domiciliary medical cover, plus a Group Hospitalisation Scheme with INR 500,000 floater cover for your immediate family.

No relocation or any other related costs or assistance will be provided. Notional tax will be deducted if you are not liable to pay local tax. 

The BHC is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to increments and staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance. 

Around half of our work forces are women.  We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment. 

This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCO has anywhere across the globe.  We are aiming to make it the best.

Note : All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, motivational segment and the competency based questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the application forms only for all the required details. Forms that are incomplete in any respect will not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.’’

To Apply: 

Please note applications without (a) and (b) will not be considered.

A. Complete the Online Application Form

B. Complete the Motivation and Competency Segment in the Online Application Form

Internal candidates applying for this position need to upload their appraisal forms for the previous 2 years (if applicable) and also inform their current line managers, else the applications will not be considered.

We will accept only online applications by 9 July 2020 midnight.  

Please note that all the applicants will be required to strictly adhere to the security guidelines for British High Commission

Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquires will be dealt with.

The appointment will be subject to Police Verification and other checks including references, medical, educational and professional.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, race, colour, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed. We are also open to applications from people who want to work flexibly.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

This opportunity is closed to applications.