Driver/ Messenger S1 (02/21 KPL)

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

Main Purpose of Job:

A driver is responsible for the provision of Transport and Courier services for the British High Commission in Kampala.  The driver will transport BHC staff and visitors on all official travel; and provide prompt delivery and collection of mail/documents as required.  The driver will also be responsible for ensuring proper management of assets entrusted to him including security of the same facilities and safety of passengers at all times.  The post holder will be required to work closely with the Transport Officer.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Driving Services

  • Attend morning meetings for assignment of duties and plan for the day proceedings with the Transport Officer.
  • Be smart and presentable at all times and be ready and prepared for an assignment 15 minutes in advance.
  • Comply with all traffic regulations.
  • Work closely with the Transport Officer to ensure V I P Transport service are carried out in a professional and well-coordinated manner; liaise with the responsible officer for proper coordination of VIP Transport needs.
  • Ensure that you can be easily contacted by phone or radio during working hours.

Asset Management

  • Support proper vehicle maintenance by reporting all defects on time and keeping the service record well.
  • Carry out daily checks on the vehicle to include condition of the car seat belts, proper tyre inflation wipers indicators, headlights etc., complete the car checklist and hand into the Transport Officer.
  • Confirm vehicle has wheel brace and the first aid kit is in date and well equipped.
  • Manage and take good care of mobile phone and the radio assigned to you.
  • Always keep vehicle clean and tidy.
  • Calculate mileage, TOIL and travel claims and submit to the Transport Officer with in the required time period.

Records Management:

  • Comply with UK Government procedures on office records ensuring that journey record sheets are completed after each journey and handed in to the Transport Officer at the end of every month.
  • Record mileage and the amount of fuel put in the car each time you fill the car with diesel / petrol.
  • Hand in the completed car check list to the Transport Officer at the beginning of the week.

  • 3 – 5 years of driving experience in a similar institution
  • Clean driving licence
  • Ability to read and write
  • Good communication skills.

  • Defensive driving training or other relevant driving training would be an advantage.

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24 February 2021
British High Commission
UGX 1,420,726
1 March 2021

Additional information  

Please complete the application form in full. Failure to do so may result in a determination that you do not meet the requirements for the position. 

  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kampala are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Uganda.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:
  • Successful candidates not resident in Uganda will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
  • Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.