Working for British Embassy Sofia

General information

The British diplomatic presence in Bulgaria consists of the British Embassy Sofia. Staff at the mission fall into two groups:

  • UK-based staff: career diplomatic staff, employed directly by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, and sent to work at posts abroad for periods of 3-5 years
  • Locally employed staff: local residents, employed in accordance with local employment law and practices

We do not process unsolicited applications. Only those applying for a specific position and who are selected for interview will be contacted. No applications will be returned.

All applicants must have a high level of spoken and written English (unless stated otherwise) and for most positions an additional fluency in Bulgarian will be required.

The Embassy will consider all applications and invite a selection of candidates for interview. All invited candidates can expect a competency-based interview conducted in English by a panel of embassy staff. During the interview, candidates will be asked about their work experience, career history and skills. Interviews may also include a short practical exercise testing specific skills required for each role.

A valid residence permit is required for all non-Bulgarian applicants.

Current work opportunities

If you are interested in a job opportunity at the British Embassy in Sofia or one of the other UK delegations, UKTI offices, other government departments or consulates in Bulgaria, please visit the FCO Local Staff vacancies website

To filter the search for current vacancies, use the “Country/Territory” field on the left of the page and select the country you wish to search.

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Staff recruited locally are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.