Driver S1

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 identity, 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.


Job Category

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)


Job Subcategory

Driver / Messenger


Main purpose of job:

To provide reliable and courteous transportation service to customers with safety as top priority; to provide a communication link between customers and staff; to operate and maintain assigned vehicle(s); and to maintain vehicle and customer records.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Operate assigned vehicle in a safe and courteous manner
  • Maintain defensive driving
  • Provide a communication link between customers and staff,
  • Assist all passengers in and out of the vehicle; operate ramps, lifts and secure devices as needed
  • Read and interpret maps and driving directions to plan the most efficient route service for customers, and read and interpret road signs in English;
  • Present safety briefing to passengers prior to each trip departure;
  • Keep the assigned vehicle(s) clean inside and outside;
  • Check water, gas, oil and mechanical condition before leaving on run.
  • Report delays and accidents.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date records on trip sheets, customer transportation forms, vehicle maintenance, fuel purchases, incident reports, accident reports, vehicle condition reports and other records that are requested from management;
  • Report defects or problems with vehicle to supervisor.
  • Perform minor vehicle repairs;
  • Interpret policies and procedures, maps, and route directions; and ability to administer First Aid,
  • Perform minor maintenance tasks on assigned vehicle(s) as required;
  • Fuel the assigned vehicle(s);
  • Coordinate the schedule for major or periodic vehicle maintenance with management and staff to minimize service interruptions;
  • Respond immediately to accident or medical emergencies by notifying emergency response providers, and rendering First Aid until emergency personnel arrive
  • Register vehicles at the DVLA for both official and private UK Based Staff.
  • Perform minor protocol duties at the Airport.


Other Duties:

  • Paid Work after hours and be called on when there is an emergency to attend to
  • Perform such other duties as may be required.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • A valid driving licence class D – F

Required behaviours

Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together


Application deadline

8 December 2022





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Location (City)



Type of Post

British High Commission


Number of vacancies



Salary Currency



USD 392.50


Start Date

2 January 2022


Other benefits and conditions of employment

Learning and development opportunities:

There will be on-the-job training initially on the High Commission’s operating systems, support from the network and access to the High Commission’s excellent online training, available to all staff. We offer a good L&D environment and encourage staff to develop their skills and expertise.


Working patterns:

 Monday to Friday 07:00 to 17:00, 35 hours per week

Additional information

  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ghana with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The successful applicant will demonstrate that they meet the requirements under Ghanaian law to work in Ghana.
  • The British High Commission in Accra is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission in Accra are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Ghanaian employment law.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:

  • Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.



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