Every day, FCO Services works to help protect people, information and assets all over the world. Supporting government-level customers, we offer a diverse range of services from secure logistics to construction to expertise in cyber security, and more.
So whether it’s making a delivery of secure technology across continents, repairing embassies hit by flooding, or helping a government install new secure communications, we’re constantly at work to help protect the UK’s interests both at home and overseas.
It goes without saying, therefore, that life in our Chief Executive’s office is both fast-paced and full of opportunities to make an impact.
The CEO can take up to 1200 meetings a year with senior stakeholders across government. That kind of diary management needs someone with an impeccable eye for detail.
Someone who’s an exceptional communicator. Someone just like you, in fact. Adapt to change - and change your outlookOur work is tied to international affairs, and that means being ready for change, with the calm flexibility to reprioritise and rearrange at any time.
one that’s always changing and needs constant management. Naturally, that makes the role challenging, but if you’ve got the exceptional organisation skills, the experience of electronic diary management, and the drive to stay on your toes, it’s hugely rewarding.
Communicate clearly with customers at the very highest levelsAs our CEO’s Executive Assistant, you’re in an incredibly visible position : you’ll be a direct point of contact for everyone from the most senior colleagues to external stakeholders across government.
With that in mind, you’ve got to be a born communicator. Whether it’s conversation or correspondence, you’re clear, accurate and persuasive in everything you do.
You collaborate well with both colleagues and customers and at the same time, you’re brilliant at taking information on board too.
You listen to complex data and conversations, treat it all with confidentiality, and create accurate briefings, minutes and reports from what you learn.
Provide team support and find support to take your career higherUltimately, you’ll be a reliable addition to a very close-
knit team. With strong experience in this kind of assistant role, you’ll provide support to the CEO, to your manager, and you’ll even be part of nurturing junior colleagues.
In return, the team will nurture you too, with a strong focus on your progression, all within an organisation that enables the work of both UK and friendly foreign governments.
It’s a purpose to be proud of, and it’s a place to build your prospects too. In short, it’s your job, bigger.Successful candidates will be required to complete security clearance.
London based posts attract a Location Allowance of £5,000 per annum.FCO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.