Working for British High Commission Bridgetown

Working at the British High Commission offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to grow professionally while collaborating with a talented group of individuals.

Eligibility Requirements:

We occasionally have employment opportunities that may appeal to a wide range of qualified candidates of any nationality, with experience and an interest in our work. Candidates must have independent status to work and reside in Barbados.

This either requires the individual to be a citizen, have permanent residence, or to be in possession of a valid work permit. Past opportunities have included roles in administrative areas, trade and investment, and consular services.

Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission in Bridgetown are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local Barbados employment law.

Employee Benefits

Our employee benefits for local staff generally fall between the 40th - 60th percentile of the market. Full medical, dental and vision insurance is provided, along with and established contributory pension plan and other benefits.

Job Applications

Specific opportunities now available are listed below under current vacancies below.

Vacancies will also be advertised from time to time in the local press (Nation & Advocate newspapers). There is open competition for all positions advertised.

Current Vacancies

Vacancy for Part Time Executive Director - British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce

The British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial individual with a minimum of three years business experience to become Executive Director of the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce.

The UK is the number one foreign investor in the St Lucia and the main market for St Lucian products overseas. The main purpose of the Executive Director role is support to recruit and retain Chamber members, offer a high quality service to existing members, run frequent events and work with the Chamber’s advisory board on advocacy for the British business community in St Lucia.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for establishing and delivering day to day outreach priorities; creating and managing events and budgets; and building appropriate contacts. A flexible, creative and entrepreneurial approach is essential. The successful candidate will need to utilise the full range of communication channels to deliver messages in support of the Chamber’s members.

Minimum Experience/Qualifications:

  • Three years related experience; sound and in depth knowledge of the business environment in St Lucia;
  • Familiarity with the media, both traditional and web-based;
  • Track record of successful delivery of events through co-ordinating work of diverse teams;
  • Reliable, capable under pressure, an excellent communicator orally and in writing, and with a good understanding of the challenges and sensitivities of working on behalf of foreign investors;
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of contact making and engagement;
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of taking the initiative and problem solving;

Applications should be addressed to the British High Commission, Francis Compton Building, Waterfront, PO Box 227 Castries. Email: britishhcstlucia@gmail.com