Foreign and Commonwealth Office Benefits

7 Ratings

Employee Benefit Reviews

Showing 1–7 of 7 comments

2 Oct 2016
Former Employee

Not flexible in reward choices

20 Jan 2020
Former Senior Policy Analyst in London, England

If you’re on a posting you receive alllowances to compensate you for the cost of living if it varies from the uk or hardship if the quality of life is considerably lower than in the uk

14 Jul 2017
Former Employee

Very people orientated, lots of training opportunities including language courses and project management. Not as lucrative as other sectors especially when highly specialised but there is a clear sense of purpose.

29 Mar 2016
Former Team Leader in London, England

Pay is pretty average given level of responsibility. Overall, the package is pretty good as long as you can spend significant time overseas, when your housing and many other aspects of life are paid for.

7 Dec 2015
Former Office Manager in London, England

The benefits were on a sliding scale but the holiday allowance was great!

14 Nov 2015
Current Deputy Ambassador. in London, England

Solid core salary, with generous allowances for staff travelling overseas. Package works out very well for those travelling singly, or with partners who can work or are happy not to do so. Package less good where travel means one partner sacrificing career or salary prospects for sustained periods, something the Office had made only small attempts to work out how to compensate for.

17 Oct 2015
Former Employee

Foreign travel and opportunities for experiencing life overseas.

Benefits Summary

List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Income Protection
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Death in Service
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • SIPP
  • Corporate ISA
  • Save as You Earn
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options

Family & Parenting

  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Work From Home
  • Flexible Working
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Dependent Care
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

  • Sick Pay (5)
  • Annual Leave
  • Sabbatical
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Bereavement Leave

Perks & Benefits

  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Employee Discount
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Gym Membership
  • Car Allowance
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Company Car

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Apprenticeship Programme
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development

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