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

Driver / Messenger

The British Embassy in Prague is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for a Driver / Administrative assistant (full-time). 

Why should you apply?

The jobholder will be the personal driver to the Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Prague and responsible for to drive other Embassy employees and VIP visitors as required, to run errands. To provide administrative support to the Personal Assistant to Ambassador and other Head of Sections as required.

What will the new hire be expected to achieve?

As Driver

  • Driving the Ambassador in the flag car
  • Driving the other official Embassy car – for example to buy or pick up goods, to run errands to  to other Embassies or Czech authorities, to drive other Embassy colleagues on  official trips; transporting  VIP visitors
  • Day-to-day taking care of the Embassy fleet (2 cars) – daily check of tyre pressures; hydraulic fluid, oil, radiator, and battery level; keeping the vehicle clean and serviceable; reporting any defects; ensuring security of vehicles

As Administrative Assistant when not driving

  • Administrative support to  the Ambassador´s office and Corporate Services
  • Keeping records of Embassy fleet including  fuel use
  • Occasional help to Residence staff with  moving/carrying heavy objects.
  • Responsibility for administering second  official vehicle (non-flag car) self-drive requests
  • Cover  for the Personal Assistant to HM Ambassador in her absence
  • Administration of and logistics for large Embassy events  
  • Procurement at the direction of the Ambassador’s PA

The Embassy takes pride in being a diverse and inclusive organisation, in which our staff treat each other with respect and kindness. We are part of the Central Europe Network of nine posts, which allows Corporate Services teams to access each other’s professional expertise and support. 

The Ambassador’s driver is a very visible part of the Embassy’s public face, both when driving and in personal appearance.  The successful candidate will be smart and courteous, the latter including when behind the wheel. 

The British Embassy in Prague offers excellent formal and informal development opportunities. Development opportunities specific to the role are available, but the Embassy also supports wider development objectives of each individual.  

Working hours schedule is set by the Ambassador’s Office with regard to the operational needs of the Embassy. The Driver’s working hours are flexible and are determined by the Employer at its sole discretion.

The weekly working hours shall be scheduled unevenly, whereas the average weekly working hours should not exceed 37.5 hours per each period of 12 consecutive weeks. Usually, the Ambassador’s Office will distribute the Employee’s working hours for period from Monday to Friday, between 1000 and 2100.

Our ideal candidate shows:

  • Fluency in English and Czech (both oral and written, minimum A2 level or above*)
  • High School Education
  • Minimum 5 years experience in driving
  • Valid B drivers licence
  • Experience with administrative work
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Reliability
  • Flexibility

It will be a plus:

  • Experience of  working with MS Office
  • Interest in current UK and Czech affaires

Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing

1 February 2023

Administrative Assistant (AA)

Fixed Term, Full-time

37.5 hours per each period of 12 consecutive weeks

24 months

Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Czech Republic


British Embassy



CZK 37,756 gross per month

6 March 2023

This is a full-time position of 5 working days (37.5 hours net) per week (24 months), with possibility of extension.

Working hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00 with a flexible working hours arrangement. Staff are entitled to time-off-in-lieu for extra hours worked. The annual leave entitlement is 25 days per year pro rata and the Embassy enjoys an average of 14 Czech/UK public holidays per year.

The monthly salary is 37,756 CZK (gross). In addition, staff receive meal contribution.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check, security clearance and 3 months probationary period.

The successful candidate must have pre-existing work authorisation for the Czech Republic in order to apply.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Czech Republic are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Czech Republic employment law.

Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Czech Republic and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.

The British Embassy does not sponsor for work permits.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Government Germany Network will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

* Please note Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment indicates Level C2 as Mastery or proficiency Level which comprehends that a person can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations. For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your languages skills are going to be assessed.

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