Pool Driver, Grade- S1, Islamabad

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Full time Full day
Islamabad
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) 1



Note: All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, experience-based segment and the behaviours and technical/ professional skills-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.’’


Main purpose of job:


The British High Commission has the largest fleet of Armoured and Soft Skin Vehicles that are vital to the smooth running of UK’s largest diplomatic mission. With business across Pakistan, the transportation section is the one of the biggest department in BHC.


The main purpose of this job is to operate both Armoured and Soft vehicles with skills and responsibility. Driver role is to ensure safety and comfort of employees during travel, maintain punctuality to all arrivals and departures and upholding the overall cleanliness and upkeep of the assigned vehicles. As a driver with our team, candidate will be entrusted with ensuring the safety and security of personnel, equipment, and cargo during transportation. Your adaptability and expertise will be vital in navigating various road weather condition while adhering to strict security protocols. Seeking skilled and responsible driver for a thrilling opportunity.


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



  • Perform duties according to duty roster.

  • Maintain official vehicles journey record sheet.

  • Ensure compliance with all traffic laws and organization policies.

  • Maintain a clean and well-maintained of vehicle, both inside and outside.

  • Conduct routine inspections for the vehicle’s to identify and report any maintenance needs.

  • Handle minor vehicle repairs and emergencies such as changing a flat tyre or jump-starting the vehicle.

  • Conduct rigorous daily checks (engine oil, Brake Oil, Fuel Level, tyre pressure, Lights, washers and wipers) and ensure that the car is fully maintained.

  • Communicate effectively with transport supervisor to coordinate schedules and changes.

  • Make sure documents are correctly completed

  • Adhere to BHC policies and procedures related to vehicle usage, safety protocols and confidentiality.

  • Flexible in timings. Willing to work on duty roaster, as we are running team with 24/7 roaster.


Language requirements:


Language: English & Urdu


Level of language required: Should be able to communicate in English and express himself/herself, skill main be tested during the hiring process. Must be fluent in urdu.


Working patterns:


This post is NOT suitable for people looking for flexible working. Selected applicant will work up to 48 hours (Maximum of 11 hours a day) a week on shifts roster (Day, Evening and Night) during both weekdays and over weekends. Selected candidate will have a benefit of shift disturbance allowance.


Any other information (or specific local Post requirements):


Any candidate will have to be cleared through the Police and FCDO vetting checks prior to taking up the appointment.


Appointment is subject to medical.






Essential qualifications, skills and experience 1



Essential on arrival:


Other skills / experience / qualifications:



  • HTV License and Educational Documents along with experience certificates.

  • Secondary School Certificate is required but Higher Secondary School Certificate would have preference.

  • Holds HTV licence with almost 5 years of experience as a HTV driver with National & International Originations or with Diplomatic Missions.






Desirable qualifications, skills and experience 1



Desirable:



  • Presentable

  • Good Team Player

  • Capability to work under pressure

  • Basic computer knowledge

  • Must have knowledge about the Vehicles

  • Ability to speak , read and write English

  • Flexible to work on duty roaster 24/7













Required behaviours 1



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







Application deadline 1



14 April 2024




Grade 1



S1




Type of Position 1



Full-time, Permanent




Working hours per week 1



48




Region 1



South Asia & Afghanistan




Country/Territory 1



Pakistan




Location (City) 1



Islamabad




Type of Post 1



British High Commission




Number of vacancies 1



1




Salary Currency 1



PKR




Salary 1



PKR 84,986 Per Month




Start Date 1



25 May 2024




Other benefits and conditions of employment 1



For BHC candidates, the Country Based Staff BHC Terms & Conditions will apply. For other than BHC candidates the basic salary will be PKR 84,986 per month. This salary is non-negotiable.


'Please note that the current salaries are being dollarized and processed in USD (using a fixed corporate exchange rate from November 2022) to provide cushion against the current external market conditions. This is a temporary measure and is subject to review at regular intervals. The payroll will revert to local currency processing once the external market conditions are normalised.


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 FCDO has anywhere across the globe. We are aiming to make it the best.






Additional information 1



"Note : All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, motivational segment and the behaviour-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 quote "Pool Driver – S1, Islamabad" in the subject line and send your updated CV to [email protected] by 14th April 2024, midnight (Pakistan time zone).


OR


You may send your CV to: British High Commission - Human Resources Section, Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5, P.O. Box 1122, Islamabad by 14th April 2024.


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 inform their current line managers, else the applications will not be considered.


We will accept only online applications by 14th April 2024 (latest by 23:55 hours PST).


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


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.


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. Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 6 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate.


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 Country Based 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


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