April 2, 2020

No. 1 Students Update

Canada – Driver and Office Labourer, British High Commission St George’s $3,479 a Month



$3,479 a month Job

Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job

Providing a safe, timely, and courteous driving service to British High Commission customers as required. Working with the Office Manager to ensure the care and maintenance of the official vehicle in accordance with internal procedures. Responsibility for deliveries and postal runs. Carry out routine maintenance work to ensure the smooth functioning of the High Commission’s properties.

Roles and responsibilities


  • Provide timely transport service in a safe and lawful manner at all times
  • Check and carry out daily inspection to ensure the vehicles are fit and safe to drive,
  • Ensure clear communication with the stakeholders when on official duty, customers and supervising team
  • Maintain and submit a record of all journeys,
  • Ensuring you hold a valid driving licence and ensure it remains valid to comply with insurance coverage requirements where needed,
  • Keep the vehicle clean, tidy and serviceable. Reporting any defects to the Office Manager.
  • Deliver letters and documents.

Office Labourer

  • Carrying out routine maintenance tasks including repairs, decorating, furniture removal;
  • Additional support work as directed to assist the smooth running of the High Commission.
  • Wider assistance to the British High Commission team as needed e.g. for official events
  • Report any faulty appliances, damaged equipment or any potential hazards to the Office Manager.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

Full, valid, clean driving license.

Maintenance/labouring experience.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a British or international environment would be an advantage. Required competencies Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service Application deadline Application deadline – day Application deadline – month Application deadline – year 19 September 2019 Grade S1 Type of Position Permanent Working hours per week 36 Region N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories Country/Territory Grenada Location (City) St. Georges Type of Post British High Commission Starting monthly salary () $3,479 (eastern Caribbean dollars) Start Date Start Date – day Start Date – month Start Date – year 4 November 2019 Additional information

The UK is currently expanding its diplomatic network with twelve new missions, which includes opening a new High Commission in St George’s. This is an exciting opportunity to be in the heart of the small team that will open the mission in autumn this year. As we set up and develop our new High Commission, we need staff with a “can do” and flexible attitude to ensure our success. This flexibility means that your exact tasks and components of your role may change as our office establishes itself. A team player with excellent customer service, you will ensure colleagues and official visitors are driven safely and on time, and that official vehicles are maintained and kept in good order. You will have a good knowledge of the roads and key locations (e.g. government buildings) and organisations on the island of Antigua. As our office labourer you will ensure the High Commission is kept in good order.

The FCO and our overseas network is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management and appraisal system to which staff bonuses are linked. We have a good learning and development and organisational culture. We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment.

All applicants must be legally able to work in Grenada with the correct visa/status or work permit. Staff members recruited locally by the British High Commission are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.

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. We will conduct checks of references and security clearances. No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position.

Please note that: any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted (consider your application unsuccessful if you have not heard from us three weeks after the closing date).

The British High Commission is an equal opportunities employers and do not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

Working patterns

The standard working hours are 0745-1600hrs Monday to Thursday and 0800-1300hrs Friday.

However, the nature of the High Commission and this role means the successful candidate must be prepared to work flexibly within the total core hours per week (totalling 38hrs including breaks). This will likely mean some evening work each week and occasional weekend work. Overtime or time off in lieu will be granted for any additional hours worked.
Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local 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.