Driver at The British Council


About The British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria (with frequent travels outside Lagos)
Pay Band: 2
Contract Type: Indefinate Contract
Department: Business Support Services


Role Purpose

  • To support in the provision of secure transportation of personnel, materials and other resources for British Council in accordance with the organisation’s policies and standards.


Main Accountabilities but not limited to the following:

  • Carry out driving duties in line with travel bookings, activity and event management plans and ensure safety of passengers and personal safety is prioritized at all times while driving.
  • Always provide excellent customer service and especially as the first point of contact to British Council visitors and UK colleagues at the airport
  • Clean vehicles at the start of the work day; ensure vehicle cleanliness is maintained throughout the day.
  • Ensure vehicles are serviced in line with service schedule and ensure regular routine vehicle checks including oil/water/tyre pressure are made at least weekly.
  • Refuel vehicles regularly in readiness for long journeys at short notice.
  • Maintain and keep always up to date the vehicle logbooks, journey and fuel records
  • Be always vigilant to the possibility of robbery from the vehicle; lock doors while driving.
  • Keep Facilities Officer/Manager informed of unusual traffic conditions, and alert Security Manager to any security incidents on the road
  • Ensure your mobile phone is kept switched on and charged while driving; use hands-free to operate mobile phone
  • Ensure your driving documents and licence are kept up to date and available; report any losses to the Facilities Manager/Officer


Person Specification
Minimum requirements:

  • SSCE certificate
  • Valid Nigeria driver’s licence
  • In depth knowledge of designated locations in Lagos city, knowledge of road travels across Southwest Nigeria and Lagos/Abuja route.
  • Thorough knowledge of road signs and Nigeria driving rules and regulations
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role within the corporate sector
  • Advanced driving skills and experience on both manual and automatic
  • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function
  • Good customer services/interpersonal skills
  • Basic IT skills including word and excel.


Professional Certification courses:

  • Defensive Driving Course
  • Federal Road safety Driving training
  • Certificate in Escort and Security Driving


  • Basic mechanical knowledge
  • Participation in previous defensive driving training
  • Experience operating in a complex, multi-cultural context.
  • Degree in any field is desirable.
  • Locally engaged: Applicants are required to have the legal rights to live and work in the location of this role

Language requirements:

  • Good written and oral English communication skills.


NGN 3,537,666 / Annual gross salary

Application Closing Date
19th February, 2024; 23:59 West African


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



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