Defence Attaché Driver

Application closing date: 24 September 2013

The British Embassy in Hanoi is part of a world-wide network of 230 Posts, representing British political, defence, economic, trade and consular interests around the world. We are currently looking to recruit an individual for the full-time position of Defence Attaché Driver.  The successful applicant will be employed on a one year contract basis with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter.

Duties and Responsibilities

The main purpose of the job is to provide a safe and courteous transport service for the Defence Attaché and his official visitors.   Core duties include, but are not limited to:
•    Daily check of the vehicle e.g.: tyre pressures, hydraulic fluid, oil, radiator, and battery level
•    Keeping the vehicle clean and serviceable at all times
•    Reporting any defects and assisting to ensure their resolution
•    Keeping an accurate record of all journeys
•    Ensuring the safety and security of the vehicle and passengers in your care

Essential skills required

•    Possess a clean police record and a full clean valid driving licence
•    Minimum of 3 years driving experience
•    Able to communicate effectively in English, in person, on the phone and in writing
•    Good knowledge of the roads and location of government offices in Hanoi and main roads to other parts of the country
•    Physically fit with excellent eyesight
•    Good driver customer service protocols and proactive organisational skills
•    Working knowledge of mechanical skills needed to maintain vehicles in a roadworthy condition

Desirable skills required

•    Fluent in Vietnamese (written and spoken)
•    Formal training as an official driver
•    Experience of driving VIPs and using defensive driving techniques

The British Embassy offers a competitive remuneration package, including salary, benefits, a leave entitlement and training package.  Specific training and mentoring for the role will be provided for the successful candidate. This may include training in the region. The successful candidate will need to commence security clearance procedures through the Embassy as soon as possible and is expected to commence employment from September 2013. Further details of benefits are available on request.

How To Apply

Please send your CV and the completed application form, which can be downloaded from our website at by 24 September 2013 to [email protected]. No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. You must have or be able to obtain work authorisation for Vietnam in order to apply.

Please note that we will only be contacting shortlisted applicants.

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
British Embassy
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2013-09-24