Terms of use and Privacy

    The website has been designed,built and hosted by Stafford Long & Partners (SLP) on behalf of FCO Services. By using or accessing any part of this website you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

    SLP and the FCO Services will use reasonable endeavors to ensure that the information on this site is accurate but make no representations or warranties as to accuracy and accept no liability for the same.

    The copyright and material on this website is owned by FCO Services and protected by the copyright laws of the United Kingdom. Users will be entitled to copy any such information for their own personal use but may not republish, transmit, store, reproduce, communicate or make available to the public any such information in any manner.

    To the extent permitted by law, neither SLP nor the FCO Services shall have any liability for any direct or indirect loss, damage, costs, expenses or claims whether in contract or tort (including but not limited to negligence) or otherwise arising out of the misuse of the contents of your application by a third party either before, during or after the transfer of such information to the recruiter or otherwise arising out of your use or inability to use the site or the information or services contained on it.

    Without limit to the foregoing and insofar as permitted in each relevant jurisdiction neither SLP nor FCO Services gives any warranty, either express or implied, as to the site or its contents including but not limited to any warranties as to non-infringement. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit the liability of SLP or FCO Services for death or personal injury arising from their negligence or the negligence of any of their officers, employees or agents or any other liability that they are prohibited from excluding or restricting by law.

    Neither SLP nor FCO Services are responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listings shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. Neither SLP nor FCO Services can guarantee these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of linked pages.

    If any of these terms and conditions are illegal, invalid or unenforceable this shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions.

    The relationship between you and SLP and FCO Services shall be governed by English law and you agree to submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

    Personal data will be collected from you when you apply online and your personal data will be used to manage your registration and application. SLP and FCO Services will use your information for the purposes of administering the services in connection with this site.

    Personal data will be processed fairly and lawfully in adherence to the Data Protection Act 1998. Reasonable and appropriate measures are taken to ensure that your personal data (including the information in your CV/application form) is protected from unauthorised access or modification, unlawful destruction and improper use. However, the internet is an open system and neither SLP nor FCO Services can and do guarantee that the personal information you have submitted will not be intercepted by others and decrypted. Your personal data will be held in secure conditions for 24 months if you are unsuccessful. If you are successful, the data will be passed on to Human Resources. Access will be restricted to those who need it when dealing with your application.

    No information provided by you through this site will be made available to third parties.

    FCO Services is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a workforce that reflects at all grades the diverse communities that we serve. It is vital that we monitor and analyse diversity information so that we can ensure that our HR processes are fair, transparent, promote equality of opportunity for all staff, and do not have an adverse impact on any particular group. Your cooperation in providing us with accurate data is vital. It ensures that we meet our legal obligations, and it allows us to design and apply policies and processes that attract and retain a diverse, talented and motivated workforce. Any information provided on this form will be treated as strictly confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only by a very limited number of people. It will not be seen by anybody directly involved in the selection process. No information will be published or used in any way which allows any individual to be identified.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that your CV/application form is accurate and kept up to date. If any of the information that you have provided changes, please let us know the correct details by contacting fcoservices.recruitment@fco.gov.uk

    If you provide details of a referee, it is your responsibility to ensure that the person is aware that you have forwarded his/her details and is happy for you to do so.

    If our privacy commitment is changed, such changes will be posted here so that you will always know what information is gathered, how such information may be used and whether such will be disclosed to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about our privacy commitment, please feel free to contact us fcoservices.recruitment@fco.gov.uk

    FCO Services recruitment is regulated by the Civil Service Commission Recruitment Principles. The principles explain the legal requirement that selection for appointment to the Civil Service must be on merit and on the basis of fair and open competition.

    Any individual may complain to the Commission that the requirement or any other aspect of the Recruitment Principles has not been complied with. In the first instance any complains must be raised with FCO Services and if after investigation the complaint remains dissatisfied they bring their complaint to the commission

    For more information please see http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/civil-service-recruitment/