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A complete guide to the British High Commission Nigeria

by Dan Hunter
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The British High Commission Nigeria represents the UK and her interest in Nigeria. The Commission is the diplomatic mission of the British Government and its sovereign to Nigeria.

Its Nigeria headquarters is located in Abuja, FCT Nigeria.Catriona Laing CB is the presentHigher Commissioner of the Commission. She is the first female to occupy this position in Nigeria.

This Commission offers all consular services for Nigeria. It also has several regional offices (the Deputy High Commissions). The Deputy High Commission is located at Walter Carrington Cres., Victoria Island, Lagos State. Ambassador Peter Carter Leslie is the current Deputy High Commissioner.

British high commission nigeria jobs

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At the British Commission Nigeria, there is equal opportunity for employer which is always committed to provide high quality service by working with professional and we’ll experienced staff.

There are different job opportunities with the British High Commission. Would you like to work with the Commission in Abuja (or at one of the UKTI offices, other UK delegations, other consulates or government departments in Nigeria), you can always head to the vacancies website for the FCDO Local Staff.You can always search for any available vacancies.

As the British Government is a values diversity and an inclusive employer, equality is promoted. It is committed to improving its organisational capability.

Here, application from all kinds of backgrounds are encouraged – there is not discrimination on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion,  or colour.Flexible working opportunities are promoted by the Commission. It is family-friendly.

Please note that the British High Commission won’t ask job seeks for fees during the recruitment procedures.

Also, the staff who are locally recruited will comply with the Terms and Conditions of Service (in line with the Local Enjoyment law).

British high commission recruitment 2020

As a diplomatic mission of the British Sovereign and British Govt. to Nigeria, the British High Commission also offered job opportunities. The Nigeria’s headquarters of theCommission is currently at Maitama, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.

The recruitment process for the 2020/2021 is on. You can download the recruitment form online at the portal of the British High Commission.

What are the requirements?

Below are some basic skills, qualifications, and experience you need before applying for the British High Commission recruitment exercise.

  • You must have experience in producing reports.
  • Proven security-relatedliaison experience.
  • Have a proof of working in a security role with no direct supervision, especiallyaround fragile environment.
  • Work experience in the Northern or North-East of Nigeria.
  • Have sound judgement and the ability to apply common sense when a task is given, or when advice is needed.
  • Excellent communication skills (in both written and oral English language).

Other desirable qualifications, experience, and skillsinclude:

  • Knowledgeableon subjects relating to Standard Physical Security.
  • Have Higher Education obtained.
  • Understands few regionallanguages.
  • Work experience with the Nigerian Military or Police.
  • Can deal with service providers as well as stakeholders.
  • Work experience with UN or INGOs in Nigeria.

Would you like to apply for the ongoing recruitment exercise? Check the British High Commission Recruitment 2020today.

When will uk embassy reopen in nigeria

The UK Embassy in Nigeriashout down during the heat of theCOVID-19 pandemic. The embassy is now open. You can seek for any of their services.

Is uk embassy in nigeria open

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The British High Commission in Nigeria has been maintaining and developing relationship between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

The UK Embassy in Nigeria has now reopened. You can have access to them 24/7, even thoughmost of their staff are working remotely for now.

The opening hours are:

Monday through Thursday: From 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.

Friday: From 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Please note that access to the Section if the Consular is only by appointment. You can call +234 (9) 4623100 then choose the Consular option 24/7 if you seek an appointment or consular assistance.

British high commission nigeria jobs 2021

There are always job opportunities at the British High Commission for Nigerians. If you would like to work with the British High Commission in Abuja or other offices, you are free to apply.

Pleas apply on the Commission’s recruitment portal.

How to address a letter to the british high commission

You can address your letter to the British High Commission in Nigeria by using any of these addresses:

The British High Commission Abuja,

Plot 1137, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.


The British Deputy High Commission Lagos,

No.11 Walter Carrington Cres., Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.

British high commission address

The British High Commission Nigeria is located in Abuja at Plot 1137, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria.

British high commission lagos address

The office address ofthe British High Commission Lagos is located at No. 11 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.


  • Dan Hunter

    Daniel is a Digital Marketer and a Copywriter. He is a member of the Association of Business Executives (UK). On most days, he enjoys writing, soccer, and spending time with Nature.

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