2019 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Assistant Legal Advisers Vacancy for UK nationals only.

Deadline: March 25, 2019.

The Legal Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises on all legal matters affecting the work of the FCO, both domestic and international. The work is varied and highly responsible. In addition to a wide range of work in the field of public international law, the job includes advising on European Union law, human rights law, public law and other relevant areas of UK law, as well as questions arising in connection with the governance of the United Kingdom’s overseas territories.

FCO Legal Directorate comprises around 70 lawyers working in London and overseas. It also includes the FCO’s Treaty Section and Maritime Policy Unit.



Assistant Legal Advisers (ALAs) are allocated to one of the five current legal teamas:
– National Security
– EU and Human Rights
– Foreign Relations
– International Institutions and Security Policy
– Overseas Territories and Maritime.



1. Person specification

Significant experience of, or skills in:
• public international law, European Union law, human rights law, public law
• the law relating to the United Kingdom’s overseas territories, as demonstrated either by experience of relevant practice or legal study.

2. Qualifications

Upper second class honours degree. (2:1)

3. Memberships

Fully qualified barrister or solicitor in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, or advocate or solicitor in Scotland.

4. Behaviours

They’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Managing a Quality Service

They only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together

5. Technical skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Specialist Legal Question 1
  • Specialist Legal Question 2

6. Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.
D6 Maximum £56,000 per annum including £5,000 London Allowance – D7 Maximum £63,452 per annum including £5,000 London Allowance.
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