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Corporate Services Assistant (Driver) S1 (36/20 PTA)
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Pretoria, Gauteng
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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Corporate Services Assistant (Driver) S1 (36/20 PTA)
Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Pretoria, Gauteng

Job details
R11 160 a month
Job Type
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Starting monthly salary ()
Once you have successfully completed your probation the British High Commission will contribute 9% of your monthly salary to a Provident Fund.

Full Job Description

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)Main purpose of job:
The Corporate Services Team in Pretoria is responsible for delivering corporate services to both UK Based diplomatic staff, DFID and locally employed staff across the country.
The Corporate Services Assistant will be an integral part of the Transport team as well as working on a regular basis with other Corporate Services Departments. Working closely with colleagues to deliver a pro-active, customer focused, service in South Africa.
The primary duty is to transport passengers to and from destinations in a comfortable, safe and efficient manner. Meeting those goals entails additional responsibilities, tasks, knowledge, attention to detail presentable and well spoken.
The successful applicant will be expected to have a pleasant and polite personality and be able to work as part of a team.
The job requires someone with a patient attitude, as the tight deadlines and busy traffic can often add a lot of stress to a driver’s duties. Presenting themselves in a professional way at all times.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
Ensuring the vehicle is well maintained and clean both inside and out and reporting any defects.
Helping passengers with their luggage
Assisting people with getting in and out of the car
Providing journey information to passengers
Adhering to all South African traffic laws and regulations
onduct a check of tyre pressure and all fluid levels prior to driving the vehicle;
Keep the vehicle clean and serviceable at all times;
Ensure that the License Registration disk is up to date;
Keep an accurate record of all journeys;
Make sure that all passengers use seatbelts;
Ensure the security of the vehicle in your care;
Keep the Transport Manager or responsible person informed of any issues or breakdowns
Carrying maps, emergency kits and mobile phone chargers for personal use and the use of passengers
By arriving 10 minutes before a journey is expected to start, informing the passenger in good time if there is a delay.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
Office issued mobile phone and Corporate Credit Card.

Essential qualifications, skills and experienceMust have a C1 with PDP Drivers Licence
Driver/Chauffer Experience essential
Geographical knowledge.
Good communication skills are essential as well as basic IT literacy
Fluent written and spoken English

Desirable qualifications, skills and experienceMechanical knowledge useful
Customer focus
Good grooming and personal hygiene
Good interpersonal skills

Required competenciesMaking Effective Decisions, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline Application deadline – day Application deadline – month Application deadline – year14 August 2020


Type of PositionPermanent

Working hours per week40


Country/TerritorySouth Africa

Location (City)Pretoria

Type of PostBritish High Commission

Number of vacancies1

Starting monthly salary ()R11,160.00

Start Date Start Date – day Start Date – month Start Date – year1 September 2020

Other benefits and conditions of employmentLearning and development opportunities:
Training will be provided

The British High Commission pays in full for the Key Care Plus option on Discovery Health for staff including spouses/partners and dependants.
Once you have successfully completed your probation the British High Commission will contribute 9% of your monthly salary to a Provident Fund.
Annual leave entitlement of 25 days
Working hours per week of 40

Additional informationEmployees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Pretoria are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Africa.
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.
If you don’t already hold a valid SA Police Clearance Certificate, we recommend that you apply for the certificate at the time of your application.
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:
Complete the application form in full as the information provided will be used for screening purposes.
Check your application before you submit, 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.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.
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