Working for Посольство Великобритании в Москве
Welcome to our careers section where you can find out more about working with us at the British Embassy in Moscow and our Consulates across Russia.
Why work for us?
We offer a range of interesting and rewarding roles at different levels across the Russia Network. Jobs include helping distressed British nationals; political and economic analysis; media activities; tackling climate change; promoting UK-Russia trade and much more.
We offer various opportunities for professional development, private medical insurance, flexible working arrangements, excellent facilities, including: swimming pool, gym, cafeteria, on site shop and tennis court.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds irrespective of race, colour, religion, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation.
Please click on the links below to find out about current vacancies in each of our posts across the Russia Network. Before applying for any job, please carefully read the Eligibility and Selection Process. To apply please send your CV and cover letter to jobapplications.RUS@fco.gov.uk by the closing date. Please clearly mark the position title you apply for in the subject of your email. Please note that some positions require you to fill in the application form.
All vacancies can be found here.
Eligibility and selection process
Our job opportunities are open to Russian nationals and non-Russian nationals, who have a legal status to live and work in Russia. Some positions have nationality restrictions due to security reasons, this will be stated in job description of a position. Selection is based on the competencies (, , , ) and skills demonstrated by applicants in the interview:
The specific requirements needed for each role can be found in each job description. 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. The successful candidate will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
Frequently asked questions
Please find below some answers to common questions about getting a job and working with us.
1. What qualifications do I need to work for the British Embassy or Consulate?
A good command of English and Russian, strong customer focus and communication skills are essential for all roles of band A and higher. Each job demands a different set of competencies (, , , ). Job descriptions provide further details.
2. What are the visa requirements for Non-Russian nationals wishing to work for the British Embassy or Consulate?
All candidates are required to have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Russia (residence permit, work or student visa). Please note that we neither assist in obtaining visas nor do we reimburse any expenses associated with obtaining Russian visas.
3. How can I find out whether my application has been successful?
When you submit your job application, you will receive an automatic reply to acknowledge receipt of your application. We only contact short-listed candidates for interview. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the deadline, you have not been selected for interview. However, we encourage you to apply for other roles for which you are eligible.
4. I am a UK citizen and want to apply for a position within diplomatic corps. Can I do it through the Embassy?
Local HR Team only deals with recruiting locally engaged staff members for the British Embassy within Russia Network, all UK-based staff involved in the Diplomatic stream are hired through the UK. Please consult career’s section on FCO’s web site for more information on the subject.
5. Do you offer internship opportunities?
Due to security restrictions and training requirements it is our current policy not to offer internships.