The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Association

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The Association enables its members to engage in debate on issues of topical interest, keep abreast of changes at the FCO and access opportunities beyond a career in diplomacy.  Membership brings a periodic newsbrief; our in-house magazine Inside Out/previously Password three times a year; an annual lecture and reception plus other activities. We work closely with the FCO’s senior management, particularly the Diplomatic Academy, Diplomacy 20:20 and the Human Resources Directorate, to deliver a range of initiatives including periodic lunchtime talks, a prestigious annual lecture and reception and seminars on jobs and preparing for work outside the public sector.  Membership is open to present and past FCO staff.

We invite you to become a member of the FCOA