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Procurement

Sourcing for global projects.
Balancing cost with quality.
Having everything you need to grow. 
It all matters.

Behind every modern embassy or overseas project we support, there’s a dedicated Procurement team here in the UK making it all happen. They strive to provide value for money supply chains in a way that’s compliant, sustainable, and ethical. Working in partnership with the business, Procurement colleagues put the right supply chains in place to provide it all, so that we can meet our customers’ needs.

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If this isn’t what you had in mind, answer a few questions and we’ll find where you fit.

Key roles in the area

  • Category Managers
  • Supplier and Contract Managers
  • Procurement Business Support
  • Procurement Policy
  • Procurement Administrators

Current procurement opportunities

We are currently live with a Category Lead and Category Manager role within the procurement team.

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Hear from one of the team

The work we do here is so diverse; so different from moment to moment. I can be talking about sourcing supplies for an IT project one minute, then an overseas construction project the next.

Procurement colleague

The vast majority of the Procurement team are based at Hanslope Park.

Monthly team meetings help our Procurement colleagues create an open culture that supports each team member’s wellbeing.

Case study

The Global Britain project represents the biggest expansion of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s global footprint in recent history. Find out in our case study about how the Procurement team are helping to supply resources for each new post.

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Learning and development

Alongside the training of the wider FCDO Services team, there are some specific options in place to help our Procurement team excel:

  • Every team member is encouraged to take at least one level of qualification with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
  • Annual training in ethical procurement through CIPS

Find out about overall training and benefits at Life at FCDO Services

Did you know?

We aim to source sustainably – including diplomatic vehicles that are 85% recyclable and 95% recoverable when they’re dismantled.
Plus, great relationships with our vehicle suppliers mean we can make cost savings for our government customers.
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Ethical sourcing is an absolute priority: our team are trained in the signs of modern slavery, and we source suppliers who adhere to our values and standards.

We ensure sustainability in our sourcing strategy, avoiding single-use plastics wherever we can.

What do I need to thrive here?

1. Communication skills

Both verbally and in writing, you’re clear and respectful; never pushy

2. Big-picture thinking

You care about understanding your wider team’s work and how you fit

3. Inclusive mindset

You’re interested not only in your own development but in your team’s

4. Commitment to learning

You want to train to stay on top of the latest in ethical, sustainable sourcing

1. Communication skills

Both verbally and in writing, you’re clear and respectful; never pushy

2. Big-picture thinking

You care about understanding your wider team’s work and how you fit

3. Inclusive mindset

You’re interested not only in your own development but in your team’s

4. Commitment to learning

You want to train to stay on top of the latest in ethical, sustainable sourcing

Apprenticeships

Interested in a career in strategic sourcing, but don’t have any experience? We sometimes have opportunities to join our Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship – training you in one of the areas our Strategic Sourcing team specialise in. Whatever your age, whatever your background, our in-house training and paid qualifications could be just what you need.

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Latest roles

Want to join FCDO Services but can’t see a live role to suit you? Sign up for job alerts or add your CV to our talent pool and we’ll be in touch when something comes up.

Senior Project Manager – Construction

Hanslope Park or London
£54,340 – £64,130 – plus location allowance and excellent benefits, including a Civil Service pension

Lead Engineer M365

Hanslope Park
£43,026 – £50,491 plus £1,750 location allowance and excellent benefits