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Project Control Officer

At FDCO Services, the projects you’ll work on will just mean more. They’ll protect the UK’s interests around the world. They’ll be geographically and technically diverse and, above all, they’ll keep people and information safe.

You’ll be at the heart of worldwide delivery
A key figure within the team, you’ll support a wide range of projects in the UK and overseas, from initial planning and coordination through to control and delivery. Whether it’s a site upgrade, digital technology project or an embassy new build, you’ll see that we’re adhering to the high standards that our customers expect from us. You’ll support management information, reporting and communication too. The contribution you make will be invaluable. And the experience you gain could help you step up to a project management role with us in the future.

You know how to support people as well as projects
Your project delivery experience with projects and financials as well as your communication and organisation skills are all essential in this role. Prince 2 or equivalent Project Qualifications would also be desirable. You must be an outstanding team player with a customer and results-focused approach and strong problem-solving skills. A high level of IT literacy is important too and you must have a real eagerness to take your project management skills to the next level.

And you’re ready to take a step up
At FCDO Services, we keep information, assets and people safe all around the world. Our customers, who include the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, look to us to respond with speed, agility and innovation to their ever-changing security challenges. This gives every job here added significance, with the scope and range of this role makes it a potential stepping-stone into a project management position with us.

All our employees have to be security cleared before joining us, so you will need to undergo a vetting process if you’re successful in your application. This role would require you to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) clearance. You can find out more about vetting on our website.

Want to see your future team’s work in action? Step into our Virtual Embassy and see how the team delivers for government customers and how you could help. Explore the embassy now at

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 why we’re recognised as a ‘Carer Confident’ workplace. 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

£28,392 plus £1,750 Location Allowance and excellent benefits
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
10 December 2023 at midnight

Further information

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