Jobs at British Deputy High Commission

The British Deputy High Commission is seeking to appoint a C4(L) Deputy Director Trade & Investment based in Lagos.

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Wednesday 18 September 2013

    INTERVIEWS: Week beginning 30 September 2013

    UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is the wing of the British Government which supports UK companies to export overseas and encourages foreign investment in Britain.

    UKTI Nigeria pursues that agenda locally and operates from offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

    The section is currently re-structuring and is looking to recruit a locally employed Deputy Director for the Lagos team. The successful candidate will work with another Deputy Director to support the Director in delivering the objectives of the team.

    The successful candidate will:

    Lead on managing our pipeline of activity and ensure that our services reach the required standards both in quantity and quality.
    S/he will also supervise two teams pursuing business opportunities in infrastructure, transport, education and financial services. Experience in these particular sectors would be an advantage and successful exposure to business development activity essential.
    Directly manage two Senior Trade Development managers and will have appraisal input into the two teams s/he supervises.

    Candidates will be expected to meet the competences for this senior position which is graded C4L.

    Interviews will focus on these competences and expect the candidates to illustrate examples of their approach in these areas. The competences include:

    managing and developing staff
    delivering results
    managing external relationships
    problem solving and judgement
    strategic awareness
    working with others
    communicating and influencing
    learning and developing

    Candidates must have a relevant first degree as a minimum. He/she must be a self-starter and have proven significant service delivery and target driven experience, preferably in the commercial world. He/she must have sound knowledge of the local business environment/practices and excellent communication (written and oral) and presentation skills. In addition, he/she should have significant experience in people management and demonstrate strong I.T. skills.

    Travel within Nigeria and to UK is an integral part of the job.

    This is a fixed term 12-month renewable contract from start date.  Working hours 0730 - 1530 Monday to Thursday and 0730 -1230hrs on Fridays. Flexible working options are available.

    The job will be graded C4(L) with a starting salary of N631,985.00 monthly.  Successful candidates who are not liable to pay Nigerian tax will be subject to a 10 % notional tax deduction on the basic salary.  The salary will be paid in Naira.

    Candidates must have the legal right to take up employment in Nigeria (evidence of which must be included with this application).

    Interested applicants should complete the C4(L) core competency based Application Form attached – giving examples of how they meet the competences and submit with a detailed C.V. to:

    Human Resources Manager

    British Deputy High Commission

    11 Walter Carrington Crescent

    Victoria Island


    Ref: C4(L) UKTI

    Or by e-mail to:

    Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.   Telephone applications and enquiries will not be accepted.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Electrical Engineering
    Required Grade:  Not Specified

  • S1 Driver
    The duties will include:
    Daily maintenance checks on BHC vehicles.  Ensuring all vehicles are roadworthy before starting on their journey.
    Driving BHC staff to meetings and functions in and around Abuja.
    Driving BHC staff to meetings and functions in other States within Nigeria.
    Driving the BHC’s Rapid Response Vehicle.
    Regular journeys to and from Abuja Airport to pick up passengers from and to the Domestic and International terminals respectively.
    Regular journeys to the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos.
    Completing accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles.

    Applicants must have held a full Nigerian Driving licence for at least two years, with no previous traffic convictions.  Applicants should be presentable, courteous and have a good command of written and spoken English. A good working knowledge of Nigerian roads and especially the Abuja area is essential. Applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to take a practical driving test, written test and a competence based interview.

    BHC opening hours are from 8am – 4:00pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am – 1.00pm on Friday.  All BHC drivers operate on a shift system to provide vehicle coverage 24 hours per day, for which an allowance is paid.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake night shift and weekend shift working in addition to the usual day shift working. The job will be graded S1 with a monthly starting salary of N156, 813.00 per month.  A successful candidate who is not liable to pay Nigerian tax will be subject to a 10 % notional tax deduction on the basic salary. The salary will be paid in Naira.

    Applications should be sent to

    Human Resources Assistant
    British High Commission Abuja
    19 Torrens Close

    Or by e-mail to:

    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified