Working for British Embassy Manama
Working at the British Embassy offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to grow professionally while collaborating with a talented group of individuals. As part of the team at the Embassy you will play an important role in the continued partnership between the UK and Bahrain.
Types of vacancy
The British Embassy offers a wide range of opportunities including, but certainly not limited to, Communications and Press, Security, Administrative, Trade & Investment, Finance, Energy, the Residence and Consular section.
Civil Services competences and 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 description.
We recommend all applicants understand the Civil Service competences before applying for any role and in preparation for interviews.
- Core competencies for SMS1(L) or LE1 S (PDF, 197KB, 8 pages)
- Core competencies for D7(L) or LE1 S (PDF, 198KB, 8 pages)
- Core competencies for D6(L) or LE1 S (PDF, 198KB, 8 pages)
- Core competencies for C5(L) or LE1 S (PDF, 195KB, 8 pages)
- Core competencies for C4(L) or LE1 (PDF, 195KB, 8 pages)
- Core competencies for B3(L) or LE2 (PDF, 192KB, 8 pages)
- Core competencies for A2(L) or LE3 (PDF, 191KB, 8 pages)
- Core competencies for A1(L) or LE4 (PDF, 191KB, 8 pages)
- Core competencies for S1, S2, S3, or LE5 (PDF, 178KB, 7 pages)
Due to the large volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview, which may also consist of a written test relevant to the role. Details will be provided at the time of short-listing. All interviews are conducted in English by a panel, usually made up of three members of staff.
All interviewed candidates will be contacted approximately two weeks after interview to inform them whether or not they have been successful. More detailed feedback can be obtained from our Recruitment Team upon request.
Current work opportunities
If you are interested in a job opportunity at the British Embassy in Manama or one of the other UK delegations, UKTI offices, other government departments or consulates in Bahrain, 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.
Science and Innovation Adviser, UK Science and Innovation Network, Grade - B3(L)
The British Embassy, Bahrain invites applications to join the SIN (Gulf) Network from January 2019 on a fixed term contract until end of March, 2020. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the UK Government’s science and innovation strategy for the Gulf with direct responsibility for the Kingdom of Bahrain. For more information about the job role and how to apply, see FCO local staff vacancy website. Application deadline: 8 December 2018.
Head of Protocol and Transport, Grade – A2 (L)
The British Embassy, Bahrain invites applications from individuals to be the Embassy’s go to person for all logistics and protocol affairs on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with all sections of the Embassy, external suppliers and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support our Country Business Plan. For more information about the job role and how to apply, see FCO local staff vacancy website. Application deadline: 5 December 2018.