View Vacancy - Visits Officer

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Protocol, Visits and Events

The Visits Officer is one of two employees supporting the Senior Visits Officer in organizing all visits to Washington by British Government Ministers, Parliamentary Committees, former Prime Ministers, Members of the Royal Family, and senior officials. The position offers unique exposure to UK and US Government leaders and procedures.

The work of the Visits Section spans the broad spectrum of the Embassy’s activity.   The Visits Section is part of the Ambassador’s Executive Office and the successful candidate should expect to have frequent contact with the Ambassador who takes a keen interest in the work of the Visits Section.

  • Take responsibility for all aspects of the organisation of individual visits to include scheduling meetings, arranging transportation and accommodation, coordinating security clearances and more.

  • Accompany some visitors, meet some visitors on arrival, and see some visitors off on departure (this involves occasional work in the evenings or weekends).

  • Maintain useful contacts among hotels, airlines, transport companies and other vendors.

  • Arrange security clearances for visiting Protection Officers, diplomatic overflight clearances, and port clearances for VIPs.

  • Produce and maintain the Visits Section databases (e.g., statistical reports, clearance details).

  • Arrange payment of invoices.

  • Provide administrative support to the Senior Visits Officer, including filing electronic and paper visits documents.

  • Cover for the Senior Visits Officer and other team members during their vacation leave.

  • Perform other duties as assigned
Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
2 December 2018
A2 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
British Embassy
22 January 2019

Due to the security of this position you must hold a passport from at least one of the following countries: UK, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand

All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local American employment law.

Candidates who are not US taxpaying citizens will be paid a net salary based on a simulated US tax status. Salary will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or other category protected by law.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

This opportunity is closed to applications.