How do you ensure the smooth running of secure construction, IT and digital projects for government customers worldwide? With a truly impressive Logistics team. From scanning and packing secure shipments at our base at Hanslope Park, to organising secure delivery by air, sea, and HGV, our Logistics colleagues make sure the resources for every project reach their destination on time – and with absolute security.
If this isn’t what you had in mind, answer a few questions and we’ll find where you fit.
You get to grips with the laws of the road around the world, all the languages and road signs. Then, you recognise when your vehicle might be too tall or too heavy, when the warnings are written in a language – and even an alphabet – other than your own.
Most of our Logistics team are based in Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes. Some teams, like our London Drivers, are based at King Charles Street. Find out more here.
Our King’s Messenger service dates back to the reign of King John, in 1199AD.
The Logistics team were central to Project Tartarus; a project with the RAF, delivering vital parts for a new air defence radar site all the way from Spain to northern Shetland. Find out more in our case study.
Within the Logistics team, the Drivers, Logistics Officers, Logistics Planners, and King’s Messengers will all travel regularly. The Warehouse team, as well as most Logistics Managers, Garage Operatives and London Drivers, will tend to be based solely in the UK.
We also have some Logistics Co-Ordinators and Logistics Planners, and occasionally Project Managers, based permanently overseas . If you’ll be based overseas though, this will be well-advertised in advance. If you’re going to be based permanently overseas, you might like to take a look at our Overseas career page.
When you’re not travelling abroad, you could be based in either Hanslope Park in Milton Keynes, or King Charles Street in London, if you’re applying to be a London Driver. To find out more about both, see Life at FCDO Services.
We work in 168 countries, and you could well be travelling to any one of them. Your safety is our most important concern though: we’ll never send you anywhere you aren’t comfortable with.
We’ll organise both your travel and your accommodation while you’re overseas, and support you financially.
As much as possible, we’ll aim to spread out your trips so that you get breaks from overseas travel. It means you can balance your home life with your travel abroad, and it also gives you time to properly prepare for each project you take on.
As a general rule, it’s not practical for families to travel with this team, since you’ll be overseas for regular short bursts. If you do have a longer posting overseas – if you’ll be stationed abroad for two years, say – then we can support your family to move overseas with you, if the role allows for that. This will be well-advertised upfront though, and we won’t ask you to take on a long-term posting if you aren’t happy to.
You’ll be able to stay in touch with your team throughout your time abroad, through our FCDO Services intranet, as well as having a manager who’ll check in on your progress. Plus, if you need someone’s advice on a project, there are always experts on call, no matter the time difference. You’ll also be able to take advantage of our overseas network activity: we offer all sorts of support to our colleagues both at home and abroad, whether it’s wellbeing events like yoga sessions, or chances to socialise with the teams stationed in your location.
If you’re imagining the usual sorting, picking and packing, then you’re in for a surprise. But don’t just take our word for it. Why not read our interview with one of our Logistic Load Schedulers?
In its history, the Logistics team have served and delivered to over 250 posts around the world.
Thanks to the hard work of the Logistics team, we save our government customers – and the taxpayer – £4 million a year in customs duties.
The team move over a million kilograms of freight per year in Diplomatic Bags – secure packaging that’s protected by the Vienna Convention.
Our Warehouse Operatives are UK-based and work the same hours you’d find in any warehouse – but their packing skills see secure goods delivered safely to governments.
Ready to see the work you might do as part of our Logistics team? Just enter our virtual embassy and select ‘Working in our warehouse, garage and UK & Overseas secure logistics supply chain’ to get started.
From our Drivers to our Warehouse team, we need self-motivated hard workers.
What you do protects the UK’s interests, so you care about providing high-quality service.
You get your head down and get on, no matter what comes your way.
Unless you’re a Warehouse Operative, you’re ready to travel all over the world.
Interested in a career in Logistics, but don’t have any experience? Your world just got bigger, with our Logistics Apprenticeship. Whatever your age, whatever your background, our in-house training and paid qualifications could be just what you need.
Want to join FCDO Services but can’t see a live role to suit you? Great news: you can sign up for job alerts or add your CV to our talent pool and we’ll be in touch when something comes up.