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View Vacancy – Political Officer (Security and Values), Political Section (EST22.701)

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View Vacancy – Political Officer (Security and Values), Political Section (EST22.701)

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 (Policy & Political roles)


This is a unique and exciting role as a Political Officer (Security and Values), engaging with high level contacts. 

The main purpose of the role as Political Officer (Security and Values) will be to provide reporting and analysis for the Ambassador, members of the Embassy Political Team and London stakeholders. The particular focus will include subjects such as internal domestic politics and Estonia’s external relations, organised crime and human rights. The officer will also lead on some incoming high-level visits to Estonia and other events promoting the UK-Estonia bilateral relationship.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and reporting on internal politics and assisting the team, as required, on Estonia’s external relations.
  • Assisting Tallinn and regional colleagues on organised crime and justice and home affairs issues. 
  • Focal point for post-Brexit legacy issues and working with consular colleagues on issues around UK citizen’s rights. 
  • Leading on human rights, including gender, LGBT+, media freedom, and freedom of religion or belief. 
  • Progressing the UK-Estonia Bilateral Strategy Agreement and working as part of the embassy team to support high level visits in either direction.  

  • Either a degree in international politics or a related subject, or broad experience and knowledge of political issues in the UK and/or the Baltic region;
  • Proven relevant work experience in the private and/or public sector;
  • An excellent level of written and spoken English (C1) and Estonian (C1);
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills;
  • The ability to respond flexibly and creatively to changing priorities.


Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together

29 January 2023

Executive Officer (EO)

Full-time, Permanent

40 (gross)/ 35 (net)

Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia



British Embassy



2,267.18 EUR (gross)

1 March 2023

This is a unique and exciting role as a Political Officer (Security and Values), engaging with high level contacts. It is a full-time permanent contract; the annual leave entitlement is 22 working days per year pro rata and the Embassy enjoys an average of 14 public holidays per year.

We aim for a work-life balance, so the job is suitable for flexible working patterns for part of the working week;

We offer accessible learning and development (L&D) opportunities:

–         Local communication courses (in person locally);

–         Work shadowing and mentoring opportunities (both in person and online);

–         FCDO Diplomatic Academy (online).

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Estonia. The British Embassy does not sponsor for work permits. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Estonia are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Estonian employment law. The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearance.


Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

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Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

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