Working for British High Commission Canberra

General information

As part of our team you will play an important role in the continued relationship between the UK and Australia. We are an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce, and valuing difference.

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.

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

Core Competences for A1(L) (PDF, 171KB, 8 pages)

Core Competences for A2(L) (PDF, 171KB, 8 pages)

Core Competences for B3(L) (PDF, 172KB, 8 pages)

Core Competences for C4(L) (PDF, 175KB, 8 pages)

Core Competences for C5(L) (PDF, 176KB, 8 pages)

Core Competences for D6(L) (PDF, 177KB, 8 pages)

Core Competences for D7(L) (PDF, 177KB, 8 pages)

Core Competences for S1, S2, S3 (PDF, 161KB, 6 pages)

Core Competences for SMS1(L) (PDF, 176KB, 8 pages)

International Competences (PDF, 172KB, 9 pages)

Current work opportunities

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.