Working for British Embassy Hanoi

Civil Services Competences and the selection process

Selection is based on the overall suitability of the candidate against the skills, qualifications and competences required in the position, as may be demonstrated by applicants through the application form and the interview. The specific requirements for each position can be found in the job advertisement/description.

We recommend all applicants understand the Civil Service competences before applying for any role and in preparation for interviews.

Core competences for C5(L) (PDF, 196 KB, 8 pages)

Core competences for C4(L) (PDF, 195 KB, 8 pages)

Core competences for B3(L) (PDF, 192 KB, 8 pages)

Core competences for A2(L) (PDF, 191 KB, 8 pages)

Core competences for A1(L) (PDF, 191 KB, 8 pages)

Core competences for S1, S2, S3 (PDF, 178 KB, 7 pages)

Work opportunities

If you are interested in a job opportunity at the British Embassy in Hanoi or one of the other UK delegations, Department of International Trade offices, other government departments or consulates in Vietnam, please visit the FCDO 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. We encourage staff to take responsibility for their own professional development. Learn more in our Vietnam Network Local Staff Charter (PDF, 667 KB, 1 page).