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Approved Electrician

£31,638 - £44,197 plus excellent benefits

This post also offers short trip, overtime and overseas allowances subject to availability

Based at Hanslope Park near Milton Keynes, MK19 7BH

At FCDO Services (formerly known as FCO Services), we provide secure construction, digital and logistics services to all sorts of government-level customers, including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Our projects are both vital and wide-ranging: everything from rewiring a centuries-old embassy to building secure communication sites overseas.

That’s why, as one of our electricians, the installations you’ll be involved with will just mean more. They’ll help protect the UK’s interests around the world. They’ll be geographically and technically diverse. And, above all, they’ll keep people, assets and information safe.

Use your electrical expertise to lead teams into the future
This role offers a truly global platform for your technical and leadership skills. Working across the UK and in overseas missions worldwide, you’ll tackle everything from designing and planning electrical works to installing lighting, power and security systems. This will see you leading and advising teams working on new builds, refurbishments, upgrades and maintenance projects. You’ll also help us prepare for future projects, by carrying out surveys and supporting the design process. Plus, as this is a role with international reach, you may spend up to 22 weeks each year on assignments overseas.

Apply your wealth of experience to handle any situation

With an IET-recognised qualification to BTEC (ONC)/AM2, working knowledge of BS 7671: 2018, and a broad base of electrical installation experience, you’re the expert we need. You’re a natural leader with the ability to deliver projects and keep teams on track, and you hold a valid ECS card. You’ll also help us to uphold our customer promise: to be reliable, responsive and build relationships – all things that will come easily to you. Ideally, you’ve worked with systems such as fire alarms, air conditioning, lighting and security in secure settings before. It would also be an advantage if you have experience of operating overseas in different environments.

Stretch your abilities and perform at an international standard

Our customers look to us to respond with speed, agility and innovation to their ever-changing security challenges. So we’ll expect a lot from you – but we’ll give you plenty in return too. We will support you all the way, making sure you’re able to progress your career and realise your ambitions. You’ll also enjoy brilliant job security and benefits including excellent work-life balance. Flexible working opportunities. An extremely competitive pension. 25 days of annual leave with an additional five days when you reach five years of service, all bank holidays and an extra privilege day. On-site OFSTED-registered nursery. And plenty more which can be read about here :

Then just think of the variety in your day to day, because the importance and sheer diversity of our work will present you with some unique challenges. Finally, there’s that sense of purpose – using your skills to maintain a business that helps protect people, information and assets all around the world. In short, it’s your job, bigger.
Want to see your future team’s work in action? Step into our Virtual Embassy and select a guide – we suggest Michael – to take you round and see how his team delivers for government customers and how you could help. Explore the embassy now at
All our employees have to be security cleared before being appointed, so you’ll need to undergo a vetting process as part of your application. This role requires you to go through Developed Vetting (DV) You can find out more about vetting on our website.

Please note: For this role shortlisted candidates will take part in an electrical assessment to assess your practical skills, knowledge and problem solving skills. Shortlisted candidates from this will be then invited to be assessed at a final interview which will include both general and competency based questions based on the Behaviours and Essential Criteria on the Role Profile.

Candidates may be found appointable at a lower grade role and would only be offered those lower-graded roles.

Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

£31,638 - £44,197 plus £1750 Location Allowance and Excellent benefits
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
19 November 2021 at midnight

Further information

The following documents provide supporting material for this role. Please note for some documents you may require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Candidate Information Pack
  • 3.  Extra Information
  • 4.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 5.  Civil Service Code