Secondment opportunities

The secondments opportunities are open to civil servants.

You need to direct any questions to the department advertising the post.

A secondment is the temporary transfer to work in a different team within your department or in a different organisation. It can help you develop their skills, broaden their horizons and improve their CV.

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GCS secondment and temporary opportunities in the UK

You must ensure that you have followed your departmental HR process and Civil Service Resourcing procedures before submitting a vacancy to us.

Submit a vacancy

To advertise a short term secondment via GCS, complete the following form and send it to

Secondment form (Word, 1 page, 37KB)

International secondments

Please note that due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are not offering any international secondments during this period. However, we do still encourage you to register interest for future availability.

The GCS Knowledge & Capability Unit in collaboration with FCO brings together the best of GCS expertise to provide governments and public institutions around the world with the tools and training they need to develop effective and efficient communications.

We offer professional development opportunities to seconded GCS staff supporting international governments in country. A secondment to the Unit will offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills on demanding and worthwhile projects in support of HMG’s objectives overseas.

You can: