As an arms-length body of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, WFD is committed to ensuring our recruitment and selection policy follows the Civil Service Recruitment Principles of openness, fairness and selection based on merit. These principles are enforced by the Civil Service Commission and as such The Commission can hear complaints from anyone who believes there has been breached in the requirements of the Recruitment Principles.

WFD’s candidate selection process assesses applications skills, knowledge, experience and competencies. The requirements for each role are set out in the job description and person specification, which is available to all candidates and can be accessed via the vacancy advert on WFD’s website. WFD apply a combination of a paper-based application process, technical, skills/experience and competency-based interviews, testing (e.g. financial skills, writing, etc) and presentations.

Important Candidate Information

  • Please ensure that you read in full the required application documents for the post you are applying – These may include; completion of a WFD application form, an updated CV and/or a cover letter.
  • Please ensure applications are submitted before the advertised closing date. Applications received after this date may be rejected;
  • Due to the volume of applications we received we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates (at the application stage). If you have not received a response to your application within 28 days of the closing date, your application has not been successful.
  • WFD does not pay expenses to candidates attending interviews
  • WFD does not pay relocation costs unless specifically stated in the vacancy details.
  • Unless otherwise stated in the vacancies details, all candidate must be eligible to work in the country the role is located. WFD is not able to sponsor visas or work permits unless explicitly stated in the advert.
  • WFD does not accept unsolicited CVs/application from recruitment agencies