Warehouse Operative


Excellent benefits including government pension, 25 days holiday plus all bank holidays and extra privilege day.

Based in Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes.
Free parking onsite and free bus service from Milton Keynes Central (subject to availability)

This isn’t your average warehouse role. It’s your steppingstone to an exciting future in logistics.
Here’s what makes our opportunity different to anything you may have experienced before:

Who we are
At FCDO Services, we exist to protect the UK’s interests around the world. Our job is to help the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (and other government customers) protect the UK’s interests at home and overseas. You’ll find us on every continent and in almost every country around the world. Every colleague makes a difference. So, the work you do here will mean more.

What you’ll do
Ever wondered how you’d pack up an entire gym’s worth of equipment or transport a secure conference room safely to the other side of the world? These are just some of the fascinating problems you could solve when you’re part of the expert team providing diplomatic secure logistics, courier services and airfreight to embassies and consulates all around the world. Handling important goods for government-level customers, you’ll work across mail goods in, issuing, ordering, and stock control. As part of this, you’ll pack, bag and manifest diplomatic mail, helping with collection and operational mail delivery.

Where you’ll work
You’ll be based at our Milton Keynes headquarters in Hanslope. Inside our warehouse logistics distribution centre, you’ll join the team who helped support the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in the fight against COVID-19. From transporting life-saving equipment to India to aiding the global deployment of vaccines for UK government agency staff in 182 different countries Worldwide.

How you’ll grow
At the same time, you’ll benefit from outstanding on-the-job learning that equips you with new skills for today and tomorrow. We take your progression seriously, that’s why you’ll find excellent opportunities for personal development and all the support you need to explore your future career. Investing in our people is important to us, so we offer a comprehensive training programme, and you’ll find plenty of choice. That’s why this is a role with all the goods – and it could really take you somewhere.

What we’re looking for
We’re looking for people with a keen eye for detail and who care about a job well done, for your team and for our customers. Ideally, you’ll bring recent experience of working in a warehouse environment, with forklift truck experience, although we can train you up if not. Naturally, there are aspects of the job that involve lifting and carrying heavy loads safely, and working to meet operating standards, but we’ll provide you with the aids and processes to do your work safely.
Show us you’re a team player, great at problem-solving and full of ideas to increase the effectiveness and quality of what we do.

Why our people stay
There are so many benefits from the moment you join us. We’ve mentioned the contract, the holiday, the onsite canteen and more. But we’re also a known consigner, a trusted employer and we have a real reputation for excellence everywhere we go. That’s why working here brings a sense of pride you won’t find elsewhere.

What happens next
Every single colleague must be security cleared before joining us. Handling diplomatic cargo with diplomatic immunity is a very important task, so this role is no different. If you’re successful in your application, we’ll ask you to undergo our SC (Security Clearance) vetting process. You can find out more about vetting on our website: https://www.fcdoservicescareers.co.uk/how-to-apply/

It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world.
The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you’re welcome and valued. It’s what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And Employers for Carers. And it’s how you know you’re joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.

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

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

£20,748- £24,174 plus £1,750 Location Allowance
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
02 September 2022 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.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code