We build embassies and high commissions worldwide. We fit them with cutting-edge security measures. We design and install their secure IT systems. But to achieve all that, we need the right supplies and services for our teams: anything from construction works to buying fibre-optic cables. Working in partnership with the business, Procurement colleagues put the right supply chains in place to provide it all, so that we can meet our customers’ needs.
If this isn’t what you had in mind, answer a few questions and we’ll find where you fit.
The work we do here is so diverse; so different from moment to moment. I can be talking about sourcing supplies for an IT project one minute, then an overseas construction project the next.
The vast majority of the Procurement team are based at Hanslope Park.
Monthly team meetings help our Procurement colleagues create an open culture that supports each team member’s wellbeing.
The Global Britain project represents the biggest expansion of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s global footprint in recent history. Find out in our case study about how the Procurement team are helping to supply resources for each new post.
Alongside the training of the wider FCDO Services team, there are some specific options in place to help our Procurement team excel:
Find out about overall training and benefits at Life at FCDO Services
Ethical sourcing is an absolute priority: our team are trained in the signs of modern slavery, and we source suppliers who adhere to our values and standards.
We ensure sustainability in our sourcing strategy, avoiding single-use plastics wherever we can.
Both verbally and in writing, you’re clear and respectful; never pushy
You care about understanding your wider team’s work and how you fit
You’re interested not only in your own development but in your team’s
You want to train to stay on top of the latest in ethical, sustainable sourcing
Interested in a career in strategic sourcing, but don’t have any experience? Your world just got bigger, with our Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship – training you in one of the areas our Strategic Sourcing team specialise in. 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.