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In this section of the site you can find details of the sort of roles we recruit to. These include our broad base of generalist staff, from administrative assistants to team leaders, and our specialist staff like Legal Advisers and Research Analysts. We also have a section on our Locally Engaged Staff, the FCO staff who are employed directly by our missions around the world.

You can also find all our current vacancies, constantly updated. The most convenient way to keep up-to-date with our available jobs is to use our RSS feed (what’s this?). We also advertise positions on our Twitter channel.

If there's something you’d like to know before you apply, you can read our detailed sections on security vetting, our dedication to diversity and the benefits you can expect if employed by us. Any other questions you have will hopefully be answered by our FAQ. If they are not, please email us.


The Foreign & Commonwealth Office recruits generalist staff at several different levels


We recruit a number of specialists for roles which require specific skills and experience

Job opportunities for local staff

Local staff play an important part in ensuring our missions overseas run smoothly.


Permanent members of staff must undergo two rounds of security checks.


This page tells you all about the advantages of working for us – the conditions, the benefits and working environment.


Diversity is a central part of our work as a global organisation. We actively promote greater diversity in our recruitment intake.

Frequently asked questions

Confused about entry requirements? Want to find out more about working overseas? Read our frequently asked questions.

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