Jobs at the Embassy

The Recruitment Process

Thank you for your interest in employment at U.S. Embassy, London. The recruitment process at the Embassy is not intended to be a long and unnecessarily bureaucratic process, but it is designed to be consistent, focused and fair in attracting and securing the most suitable person for the job being advertised.

The Embassy

The Embassy’s staff comprises:

  • Direct Hire Americans who are assigned to the Embassy by their Agencies in Washington D.C., and,
  • Locally Employed staff who are hired in the UK.

On these pages you will find information about the Locally Employed staff program at the United States Mission to the United Kingdom. We recruit Locally Employed staff for all three main offices in the UK – London, Edinburgh and Belfast as well as our Annex in Croughton.  Our headquarters are in Nine Elms, London.

Like any large organization, we recruit for a wide range of vacancies from administrators to trades, from linguists to I.T. and financial specialists, just to mention a few.

The Right to Work in the UK

We do NOT sponsor job applicants for any vacancies.   U.S. citizens already living in the UK must ensure they have the legal right to work in the UK and must liaise with the Home Office for the relevant visa.

We highly recommend that you read the following pages carefullyFailure to follow instructions on how to apply will invalidate your application.

Foreign Service Vacancies & Internships

For enquiries regarding Department of State employment, such as for the Foreign Service or the Internship program, please visit careers.state.gov .

That website also provides information on the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).