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View Vacancy - Temporary Prevention Coordinator

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.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Consular Roles)

The UK’s consular service supports British people around the world when they are most in need of our help. One important part of our work is to help prevent British People getting into difficulty when they travel or live overseas. In particular, our aim is to reduce the number of avoidable consular cases before they happen; ensure that British people have access to the right information when they need it; help facilitate our response whilst dealing with a case; and improve our capability to get better outcomes for British people requiring assistance when they are in difficulty overseas.  Our prevention and influencing work encompasses the following areas of consular activity:

  • Lobbying
  • Networking and Partnerships
  • Outreach
  • Campaigns and Information Services

The Prevention Coordinator will coordinate consular prevention work, in line with the UK’s consular strategy 2016-2020, across the Americas Consular region, providing expert advice, capacity and strategic oversight. Working closely with the Prevention Lead on the Americas Consular Board of Management, and relevant contacts in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, the job-holder will work with UK embassies, high commissions, and consulates (posts) throughout the Americas to understand, develop and promote our prevention activity. They will contribute to the development of global Prevention policy providing insights from the region which helps to guide our work around the world.

The job holder will work directly to the Consular Regional Director (CRD) based in Miami for a six-month contract. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Americas Board Lead on Prevention, develop an overall prevention strategy for the Americas, drawing on the global strategy.
  • Help identify country specific/regional objectives and priorities and develop plans for lobbying, communication campaigns, projects and outreach activities to help achieve these.
  • Identify and share best practice across the Americas region.
  • Provide creative input and expertise to all posts to develop novel and high impact campaigns.
  • Identify skills or capability gaps within teams (eg confidence to undertake lobbying) and work with Consular Regional Operation Managers (CROMs) and relevant contacts in the FCO to address these.
  • Assist in the writing of bids for project funding. Help evaluate each project, keeping measurable information to support outcomes and lessons learned.
  • Work with posts, our regional customer contact centres, and the FCO to ensure the information we provide is timely, accurate and accessible to British people in the Americas.
  • Lead on prevention campaigns that involve multiple posts or the whole region.
  • Maintain a regional resource library of prevention materials linked to the FCO London libraries
  • Ensure that all prevention work is evaluated, the impact measured and our approach adjusted to reflect our needs.
  • Be responsible for collating and reporting on all Prevention work, ensuring that the Board of Management and the FCO have full visibility of Americas’ prevention work.
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience.
  • Developing and delivering strategic communications campaigns.
  • A self-starter, able to work independently and with remote teams.
  • Effective leadership using a collaborating, engaging and coaching management style.
  • Excellent communicator; strong outreach and networking skills.
  • Graduate level qualification.
  • Proficiency in using internet applications, social media and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Good understanding of the challenges and sensitivities of working in the public sector.
  • Experience in understanding strategic policy issues and the ability to develop and deliver concrete projects linked to them.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Some understanding of the issues faced by British people travelling, living and working overseas.
  • Ideally some experience or expertise in working across cultures, including Caribbean and Latin America.
  • Superior problem solving skills, common sense, and able to exercise good judgement in the face of conflicting priorities.
  • Appreciation and understanding of multicultural Britain.

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.


*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates.  The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas. 

Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Building Capability for All
28 February 2017
B3 (L)
Long Term Contract
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
British Consulate General
18 April 2017

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.

Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 28 February 2017. Internal candidates must inform their Head of Group before applying.

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


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

This opportunity is closed to applications.