View Vacancy - Military Personnel Exchange Programme Support Officer

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MOD (Ministry of Defence)

Main purpose of job:

Military Personnel Exchange Programme Support (MPEP) Officer: To support the MPEP to include nomination and on-going support.

Provide support in the management of the MPEP, to include:

  •  Acting as POC for the BDSUS Exchange Officer (EO) Diaspora and responding to queries by signposting to the relevant BDSUS desk officer, USA Sp Gp or UK based staffs.
  •  Administration of the MPEP arrivals process, briefs and security clearances.
  •  Timely staffing of EO candidate packs as directed and through personnel staff in USAF, USN, USMC, Army and USCG International Programme Offices and assist other EO staff with advice on the processes.
  • Maintenance of a master EO excel database.
  • Coordinating with EOs to ensure timely completion of Mid and End of Tour reports for staffing by the appropriate staff officer and dispatch of reports to the appropriate command.
  • Staffing of all EO Third Country Deployments (TCDs) and associated visa applications.
  • Assist BDSUS desk officers and BDSUS Comms team with communications to the EO diaspora.
  • Provide assistance with annual Budgetary planning supporting the EO diaspora including commercial support to conferences.
  • Complete all FCO, MOD and BDSUS mandated training.
  • High degree of knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially excel, including Microsoft Outlook,
  • Proven organising and prioritising experience.

Under US State Department requirements, the UK Government in the US may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Permanent Residents or A visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at our office.  Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All selected candidates are subject to background checks and will require a security clearance prior to starting work. 
*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defense Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.

  • Familiarity with MOD Budget procedures and management
  • Knowledge of UK Defence manning and policies and staff work.
  • US Current driving licence

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
26 August 2019
A2 (L)
Full-time, Jobshare
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
British Embassy
7 October 2019

On taking up the post you will have to complete Data Protection training which is mandated for this post as well as in house training on defence computer systems.     The learning and development opportunities, including through formal training courses, are excellent. The job provides scope to broaden knowledge and experience through getting involved in the breadth of UK/US defence engagement.

Working patterns:

 Available for full time or two job share.

The UK Government operating in the US offers a substantial benefits package including generous leave, a choice of medical insurance, 401(k) matching up to 7%, extensive learning opportunities and a great work/life balance. 
Staff recruited locally are subject to terms and conditions of service in accordance with US, state, and/or local employment law.
Individuals who are not a US taxpaying citizen will be paid a net salary based on a simulated US tax status.
Internal candidates must inform their supervisor before they apply to a different position.
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 committed to a policy of equal opportunities and to creating a diverse working environment, free from discrimination, where everyone is included and treated fairly, based on merit alone. We are an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or any other criterion protected by law.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.