Those who work at the Commonwealth Secretariat help shape policies and strategies that promote the Commonwealth’s overall vision to enhance sustainability of its member states.
Our work includes promoting democracy and human rights, empowering young people and achieving United Nations Millennium Development goals.
Since 1965, thousands of Commonwealth Nationals have worked for us. From receptionists to the Secretary-General, each employee has an opportunity to impact on the lives of 2 billion Commonwealth people.
Every year the Commonwealth sends more than 350 professionals from private and public sectors to areas where expert skills are needed. Read more about Overseas Assignments.
The Commonwealth represents a diversity of people from around the world.
Employees come from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, North America, the Pacific and countries such as Australia, Ghana, India, Jamaica and Vanuatu.
Working here, you will meet people of different nationalities. It could also mean travelling to Commonwealth countries. It's an opportunity for understanding diverse cultures, religions and ways of life.
Commonwealth Secretariat's London headquarters is where people bring their culture, history and values to one place; merging to meet one of the organisation's main functions: promoting co-operation among member countries.