View Vacancy - Pool driver for British High Commission Islamabad

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 (Operations and Corporate Services)
Corporate Services Support

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. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Main purpose of job :

The British High Commission has a large fleet of armoured and soft-skin vehicles that are vital to the smooth running of the UK’s largest diplomatic post. With business across Pakistan, the Transport Section is one of the busiest in the High Commission. As one of our pool drivers, you will be responsible for provide a driving service to diplomats and local staff in a professional, reliable and safe manner.  

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • Perform duties according to roster
  • Maintain journey record sheet
  • Make sure documents are accurately completed.(Approximate 10% of time)
  • Keep vehicle neat, clean and well maintained, upholding the high standards that we expect from BHC drivers. (Approximate 10% of time)
  • Conduct rigorous daily checks (engine oil, Brake Oil, Fuel Level, tyre pressure, Lights, washers and wipers) and ensure that the car is fully functional.(Approximate 10% of time).

Language requirements: 

Language: English   

Level of language required: Should be able to communicate in English and express himself, skill may be tested during the hiring process

Other skills / experience / qualifications: 

  • Essential on arrival: Higher Secondary School Certificate is required as a minimum;
  • Holds HTV/PSV licence and has 3 - 5 year experience as a HTV driver in NGO of international organisation.
  • Good Team Player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to speak , read and write English.
Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
13 December 2019
Fixed Term
12 months
South Asia & Afghanistan
British High Commission
1 February 2020

Salary Details:  

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

For other than BHC candidates, Basic Salary will be PKR 62,023.

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. 

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

We want to attract the best diverse talent to join the High Commission team, and in return are committed to ensuring that all of our staff are able to be their very best and flourish.  We’re committed to supporting staff aspirations and goals, including providing driving training where possible and appropriate. We are a supportive and fun team to work in. We hold regular team lunches, back each other up during busy teams, and celebrate our achievements and lessons learned together.

Working patterns:

This post is NOT suitable for people looking for flexible working. Selected applicant will work according to 09 -10 hour shifts roster (Day, Evening and Night) during both weekdays and over weekends which benefits from a shift disturbance allowance.

Any other information (or specific local Post requirements):

  • Any candidate will have to be cleared through the Police and FCO vetting checks prior to taking up the appointment.
  • The vacancy is open for male applicants.
  • Appointment is subject to medical.

To Apply:

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

A.    Complete the Online Application Form

B.    Complete the Motivation 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). They should also inform their current line managers, and check for the eligibility clause if on probation, else the applications will not be considered.’’

We will accept only online applications by ­­“13 December 2019” midnight.

Please Note:

  • 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, 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.

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. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.