Job descriptions of Scottish Government Brussels office staff: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

The job descriptions of all staff based at the Scottish Government's office in Brussels.


There are 18 staff members based at the Scottish Government's office in Brussels. 11 are employed by the Scottish Government, with 7 employed by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

Under Section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to provide information which is already reasonably accessible to you. Some of the information you have requested is available from a previous FOI request. Job descriptions for the Brussels office’s Director, Deputy Director and Senior Policy Adviser (Marine and Energy) is accessible on pages 8-13 via the following link:

The attached document provides details of job titles and job descriptions for the remaining eight overseas posts advertised by the Scottish Government, not covered by the above linked FOI response.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office posts are advertised and recruited locally through the FCDO. These are more junior roles recruited locally in each of the overseas posts rather than internationally. The role profiles are involved in finance, administration and communication and engagement support.

As these are recruited by the FCDO directly, they are the holders of this information. This is therefore a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not hold some of the information you are requesting. This information is however covered by the (UK) Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The FCDO, may have the information you are looking for in relation to locally employed staff. You can contact them at

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