Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory 1 

Driver / Messenger

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) 1 

The British Embassy Riyadh has a vacancy for Driver on a fixed term contract for two (2) years.

The jobholder will be part of Transport Team, maintaining a high standard of driving skills and punctuality to ensure the safety of passengers at all times. 


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Demonstrating excellent driving skills. Safely transport staff, visitors, and delegates to and from specified locations in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the loading and offloading of staff luggage, products, and materials to and from specified locations.
  • Conduct daily basic vehicle checks to maintain safety and cleanliness, e.g., check oil, clean windscreen, tyre pressure, fill fuel, fill screen wash.
  • Ensure the car seats and car interior are clean.
  • Regularly check Embassy provided first aid kit, fire extinguisher, radio set, etc., and ensure these are in good working order.
  • Use navigation apps to determine the best route to destination and map out driving routes ahead of time to determine the most expedient trip. Adjust the route to avoid heavy traffic or road constructions as needed.
  • Listen to traffic and weather reports to stay up to date on road conditions.
  • Follow and respect all traffic rules, including using hands-free device when receiving phone calls while driving.
  • Dress smartly at all times and especially when key delegations and VIP officials are visiting.
  • Answer clients’ questions about the area and local places of interest.
  • Schedule regular car service appointments with Embassy mechanics and report any issues immediately.

The above list is not exhaustive, and the jobholder will be required to be flexible and take on other ad hoc tasks as required, including participating in the Embassy’s emergency planning and any other response to a crisis.


Key behaviours required:

  • Working Together - Form effective partnerships and relationships with people both internally and externally, from a range of diverse backgrounds, sharing information, resources, and support.
  • Delivering at Pace - Take responsibility for delivering timely and quality results with focus and drive.
  • Managing a Quality Service - Deliver service objectives with professional excellence, expertise, and efficiency, taking account of diverse customer needs.



Applicants should have a clean and valid KSA driving license.

The position is available to Saudi nationals and to current holders of valid Saudi residence permits or transferable iqama. The successful candidate will be required to transfer their sponsorship to the British Embassy.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience 1 

  • High standard of driving skills and extensive knowledge of driving in and out Riyadh, ideally with relevant work experience (i.e., as company/ personal driver). Holds a clean and valid KSA driving license ideally for at least two (2) years.
  • Physically fit to drive safely and respond to challenging situations.
  • Experience working in an international and multicultural environment. Able to present a professional image of self and the Embassy.
  • Good organisational skills and flexibility to manage and prioritise tasks and remain calm under pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Demonstrates courtesy and consideration in dealing with staff and other stakeholders.
  • Good in English language skills, both written and spoken. Able to express ideas and messages clearly.
  • Team player who works well others and who is also capable of working on their own initiative.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience 1 

  • Previous experience working as Driver for an Embassy/ Consulate or an international organisation.
  • Knowledge of driving to other cities in Saudi Arabia.
  • Arabic language skills
  • Good IT and computer skills. Knowledge in using MS Office applications.


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Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

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Job Overview
Job Posted:
2 months ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
High School
1 Year
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Riyadh , Saudi Arabia