Working for British Embassy Warsaw

General information

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

  • UK-based staff: career diplomatic staff, employed directly by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) 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

If you are interested in career opportunities as a UK-based officer with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, please apply directly in London

Please be aware that there are limited opportunities for promotion or progression, however, staff are encouraged to apply for other vacancies within the Embassy as they arise.

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 Polish 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.


The Embassy runs an internship programme and offers vacancies in selected teams for students and recent graduates who are local residents. Read our offer and find out when the next round of recruitment is taking place.

Students at UK universities who are British nationals and are considering a career in the Diplomatic Service can apply to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in London for a placement under the FCDO placement scheme or a variety of other schemes run by other government departments. Further information is available from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website under About us.

Current work opportunities

If you are interested in a job opportunity at the British Embassy in Warsaw or one of the other UK delegations, DIT offices, other government departments or consulates in Poland, 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.

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