Driver at NZ High Commission

We’re in search of an additional Driver to join our team at the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) in Pretoria.

As part of this role, you’ll play a crucial part in assisting the team in fulfilling our mission of fostering a safer, more prosperous, and sustainable future worldwide, primarily through providing driving services and other administrative support.

Preferred Experience & Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, with a minimum of three years of professional driving experience.
  • A clean driving record (no violations or accidents) and a clear police clearance.
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English.
  • Flexibility to work variable hours or evenings if necessary.

Additionally, occasional international travel with NZHC staff may be required. Therefore, candidates should either hold a valid passport or be capable of obtaining one post-employment.

Experience in driving for Embassies/High Commissions and proficiency in office administration will be advantageous.

The ideal candidate will exhibit exceptional driving skills, including route planning and adaptability to traffic/weather conditions. Initiative, independence, and teamwork are essential traits. Effective communication and relationship-building skills with diverse stakeholders are also critical for success.

Compensation & Benefits The starting salary for this position ranges from R195,000 to R200,000 gross (pre-tax and deductions). The High Commission provides contributions towards medical aid and pension funds, details of which will be provided upon employment.

Interested? To apply, please complete the online application form at the provided P-net link. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly by the NZHC and will be required to submit a comprehensive CV, including recent career history and education background, along with at least three referees (including one from the current employer), and a cover letter highlighting their interest, relevant skills, and experiences.

Applications close at midnight on May 10, 2024.

The successful candidate will be employed under local terms and conditions and must possess the right to work in South Africa. Obtaining and maintaining the appropriate work visa is the responsibility of the applicant, and any offer of employment is contingent upon this. A police clearance and a current, valid, clean driver’s license are mandatory. Any relocation to Pretoria will be at the applicant’s expense.

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