WPAC Recruitment

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Wilton Park Advisory Council (WPAC) Recruitment

Led by the Chairman of the Wilton Park Board, its task is to support Wilton Park programme development to help identify new ideas and secure the resources for their development.

We aim to achieve an appropriate balance in diversity, including gender, ethnicity and age. Members are appointed for three years, with the possibility of a second three-year term.


Collectively, WPAC’s role is to:

i. Advise the Chairman and the Chief Executive on the strategic direction of Wilton Park’s programmes and dialogues;

ii. Provide practical experience, contacts and advice on partnerships with other organisations, including potential sources of intellectual support and revenue generation; and

iii. Provide advice and external challenge to the FCO as necessary


You can find out more about WPAC here.


The role of individual members is to:

i. Advise the Chairman and the Chief Executive on issues relevant to the member’s experience and expertise; and

ii. Promote awareness and support for Wilton Park within their professional networks; assisting in the identification of speakers and participants for individual events and help identify sources of funding.


Person Specification

We are looking for candidates with:

i. A keen interest in the UK’s strategic foreign policy priorities and a commitment to help advance the agenda on wider international issues; and

ii. The ability and experience to support Wilton Park programme development and its role in working to achieve a safe, just and prosperous world.

Candidates may come from a varied set of backgrounds, bring experience from the many sectors in which we work, including, for example, but not limited to:

  • Defence, intelligence and security;
  • Private sector / industry;
  • Global Health;
  • Climate and environment;
  • Science and Technology;
  • Trade and economics; or
  • Government or Multilateral institutions.


Candidates should also be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of dealing with senior officials and stakeholders;
  • Strong networking and stakeholder engagement skills; and
  • Commercial acumen and management experience.


Applications are encouraged from all candidates regardless of ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or gender identity. We particularly welcome applications from women, those with a disability and those from a black or ethnic minority background.

For more information and how to apply please see below:

WPAC Recruitment Pack

Diversity monitoring form