Regional Recruitment Officer (Washington/ Regional HR Hub)
Regional Recruitment Officer (Washington/ Regional HR Hub)
The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
RCSH (Regional Corporate Service Hubs)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job:
The British Government’s Embassy in Washington, DC has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented person to join the Americas HR Hub as a Regional Recruitment Officer. As a member of the recruitment team you will actively support engaging and attracting potential new members of the team and will assist with their interview and new hire process. You will have a direct impact on helping to build the teams that support the work UK diplomats do across the Americas region which includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and South America.
This opportunity is a rewarding role, which supports and further develops the special relationship between the UK and the US. The HR Regional Team forms an integral part of the global HR infrastructure for staff working in the overseas network for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The Hub team works in collaboration with the London-based HR Directorate and have an impact on the individuals working at the forefront of international diplomacy in order to make a real difference globally.
The US Network offers a unique career enhancing opportunity and is committed to supporting its staff through a variety of benefits including generous leave, insurance packages and a highly competitive 401k programme. It also promotes a culture of flexibility, which enables people to better maintain wellness through an excellent work/life balance approach that encompasses hybrid working, including working from home and flexible hours, where possible. In this role, you would be working in a diverse international environment alongside UK diplomats, armed forces personnel and other country based staff operating across the British Government’s network of Consulates and Government Offices in the United States. This network provides a platform for approximately 30 Government departments and agencies to conduct their work in the United States and is made up of over 900 staff with a rich and diverse background, skill sets, and experiences.
Roles and responsibilities:
- Carry out the full life-cycle recruitment process for a wide range of positions across the region to include posting, resume review, screening candidates, scheduling interviews, making offers, etc.
- Demonstrate high quality customer service while working with Hiring Managers and ensure each has a thorough understanding of our recruitment and interviewing best practices
- Manage relationships with both internal and external stakeholders throughout the recruitment process by communicating effectively and taking initiative to deliver an effective recruitment
- Collaborate with Hiring Managers to gain a thorough understanding of the vacancy, recruitment actions and advertising strategy required to have a successful campaign
- Ensure recruitment processes are meeting business need by following appropriate procedures and completing all assigned tasks within allotted response and completion deadlines defined by our Service Level Agreements
- Act as a point of contact for candidates throughout the recruitment process
- Keep impeccable records and documentation of each recruitment process
- Work collaboratively as a member of a high functioning team assisting your colleagues and generating ideas for process improvements
- Work closely and cross functionally with colleagues within the Advisory and Pay & Benefits teams as opportunities arise
- Perform other related duties as required
This role is 40 hours a week. There is some potential to accommodate a varied working pattern but due to the customer service aspects of this position core working hours will be required.
The British Embassy and its US Network embraces hybrid working, allowing its staff to typically work from home 2 or 3 times a week. We are an organization that also recognises the critical value of team work and we embrace and endorse collaboration by ensuring that all staff attend the office flexibly yet regularly.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Essential on arrival:
• 1-3 years relevant work experience in a professional work setting required
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
• Excellent attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
• Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to handle confidential employee issues/information and interact with employees in a professional and sensitive manner at all times
• Proficient in all MS Office applications, especially Word and Excel
Language: English, Spanish or Portuguese language skills are a plus
Level of language required: Excellent
Under US State Department requirements, the UK Government in the US may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Permanent Residents or A visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at our office. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All selected candidates are subject to background checks and will require a security clearance prior to starting work. *A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defense Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.
• Previous recruitment experience
• Experience with applicant tracking systems
• Proficiency in MS Teams
• Written and spoken Portuguese and/or Spanish
Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Working Together, Developing Self and Others
15 December 2022
Administrative Officer (AO)
Type of Position
Working hours per week
Americas, Caribbean & Overseas Territories
Type of Post
Number of vacancies
$26.35 / hour
6 February 2023
Learning and development opportunities:
The British Embassy and its US Network is committed to all employee’s ongoing learning and development needs. We offer a comprehensive platform for personalised learning for everything from soft skill development (communicating with impact, handling difficult conversations, time management) to more technical or professional skills necessary to complete your job (software training, formal qualifications etc.).
The UK Government operating in the US offers a substantial benefits package including generous leave, a choice of medical insurance, 401(k) matching up to 7%, extensive learning opportunities and a great work/life balance. Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary, eg some non-local national staff and some spouses or partners of UK diplomatic staff, will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. Internal candidates must inform their supervisor before they apply to a different position. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed. The British Embassy is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and to creating a diverse working environment, free from discrimination, where everyone is included and treated fairly, based on merit alone. We are an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions without regard to race, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or any other criterion protected by law.