Job Vacancy (Maternity Cover): Temporary Assistant for Administration and Visitors Section

Period of Employment: Early February 2019 to the end of October 2019

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 6:00pm (Lunch hour: 12:45pm – 1:45pm) with the possibility of overtime work

Location: Embassy of Japan, London

Salary: £12 - £14 per hour, according to qualifications and experience

Application Deadline: Friday 7 December 2018, 18:00

Job Details

Main duties include:

  • Assisting general administrative duties in the embassy
  • Undertaking ad hoc research on administrative issues
  • Assisting coordination between departments internally and with other institutions such as the FCO, for VIP visits and major events hosted by the Embassy 


  • A strong command of the English language, both spoken and written
  • A native-level command of Japanese language, both spoken and written
  • Good IT Skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint are essential

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a CV (as detailed as possible) with a covering letter explaining how you are able to meet the requirements for this position, along with your current salary, daytime telephone number and an email address, to by Friday 7 December 2018.


All Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration Act. All applicants must state that this right is obtained through citizenship, permanent residency or work permit in their application. Applicants not providing this information in their application will not be considered for employment. 

The Embassy will draw up a shortlist on the basis of the application documents. It is Embassy policy that only applicants on the shortlist be contacted and invited for an interview and examination.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, documentation to certify their legal right to work in the UK.

Successful applicants will be notified in writing. It is the Embassy’s policy that we do not give any kind of feedback from the interviews.

All enquiries regarding this job vacancy must be made by email.
For enquiries contact:

Embassy of Japan