Work at the British Embassy in Beijing

What's it all about? 

In partnership with the British Council’s Generation UK – China campaign, UK Visas & Immigration is recruiting temporary staff to work at the British Embassy in Beijing – the largest operation in its global network – during Summer 2017. 

They need Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) and Visa Writers (VWs) to assess, decide, process applications for visas to the United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and a range of Commonwealth Countries. 

Varying contracts will be on offer but you must be available to work for UKVI in China between March/April and September 2017. If you are appointed as an Entry Clearance Officer, you will also need to attend and pass a week long training course.

Why should I go?

It's a great chance to work abroad for the UK government, as well as an interesting opportunity to live in China and improve your language skills.

You'll get a net salary of 13,911 Chinese RMB (approximately £1651 per month) plus 5% bonus on completion of contract, leave entitlement and an insurance plan.

Am I eligible?

British Nationals and spouses/partners of all nationalities of diplomats who are ‘W’ (diplomatic) visa holders and meet passport criteria may apply. 

You must be available to work in China between March/April 2017 and September 2017. 

For Entry Clearance Officer positions, for security clearance purposes you must have been in the UK for at least 2 out of the last 5 years (for diplomatic spouses /partners this may not apply). 

Advantageous if you are a final year student or graduate of a Chinese related bachelors degree (or higher) course. 

How long does it last?

Variable contracts will be offered between March/April 2017 and September 2017 for three to six months duration. 

For applicants who are offered Entry Clearance Officer positions, you will also need to pass a one week training course in Croydon or Beijing prior to starting your post in China. Dates to be advised. 

How much will it cost?

You will need to pay for your flight and accommodation/living costs while you are in China. 

Information and guidance will be provided on finding suitable accommodation in Beijing. 

Once you start at post in Beijing you will be recompensed for the cost of your Chinese Visa application and if you need to complete the Entry Clearance Officer course, salary will be backdated to cover the duration of this.  

How do I apply?

Applications for this opportunity closed on 1 December 2016. 

Get in touch

For further information on the Visa Writer and Entry Clearance Officer roles please contact: 

Beijing.UKVIStaffing@fco.gov.uk