British High Commission Estates Driver & Attendant Jobs in Kenya

British High Commission Estates Driver & Attendant Jobs in Kenya

Main Purpose of Job:
  • The Estates Driver and Attendant will be responsible delivery and collection of inventory to and from the various BHC properties by means of canter/minibus, conducting estates property field work on behalf of the estates team as well as assisting in the furnishings store and property preparation.

    Roles and Responsibilities
  • Delivering of furniture and white goods by means of canter/minibus to new property in preparation for occupancy alongside collection of faulty inventories from the Various BHC properties, ensuring no damage is caused while in transit.
  • Picking up and accompanying, Kenya Power and Nairobi water meter readers to all BHC properties every month during the meter reading exercise.
  • Supervising the delivery of Generator Fuel to all BHC properties on a quarterly basis.
  • Running estates external property and other field errands on behalf of the team by minibus.
  • Responsible for ensuring the canter and minibus are serviced on time and always clean.
  • Preparation, delivery and collection of domestic float for both office and residences
  • Responsible for loading of inventory into the canter in preparation for delivery, ensuring the gate passes are duly signed by relevant authorities before delivery.
  • Carry out daily maintenance checks on Estates vehicles.
  • Ensuring they are roadworthy before starting on their journey including tyres, petrol, oil and lubricants.
  • Responsible for booking an alternative vehicle from the transport department if need arises for the furnishings team.
  • Deep cleaning and furnishing properties as per Foreign & Commonwealth Office guidance taking care of all H&S guidance.
  • Routine maintenance of the furnishings stores and surrounding areas ensuring they are orderly, clean and free from hazards.
  • Working as part of a team in preparing properties for occupation
  • Reporting back to the furnishings supervisor any issues or items damaged missing from properties.
  • Update Pyramid and Kenquiry (internal request systems) in the absence of the Furnishings Team Leader.
  • Assisting other teams in the Mission with any heavy lifting, moves on an as need basis
  • Spot check contracted suppliers during ongoing works such as waste collection, water deliveries, generator fuel deliveries and tree/garden works.
  • Deputising for the Furnishings Team Leader on a rotational basis with other Furnishing
  • Assistants during periods of absence.
  • Supervise property cleaning in preparation for occupancy.

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • KCSE Certificate.
  • 3 years’ experience as a Class E Driver, driving of a Canter Truck or equivalent
  • Driving Licence for B-C-E class with clean driving record(Mandatory)
  • Good team player skills.
  • Attention to
    detail and initiative, as well as good customer service skills.
  • Proficient written and spoken English.
  • Heavy lifting capability (up to 45Kg).

    Other benefits and conditions of employment

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

  • Training on Health and Safety areas such as Manual Handling.
  • Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which is earned, from the day they commence employment. Entitlements are as follows:
  • In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year. These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner. A list of holidays is published each year.

    Additional information
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.
  • It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a 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.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 7th July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Estates Driver & Attendant Jobs in Kenya
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