About us

The Swedish Embassy in London's task is to represent Sweden and the Swedish government in the UK and to promote Swedish interests.

Our mission is to represent Sweden and the Swedish government in the UK and to promote Swedish interests.

The Swedish Embassy has a continuous dialogue with British representatives, such as regarding cooperation within the EU and now in particular concerning Brexit. In addition, the task of the Embassy includes working through information and collaboration with the cultural and the defense sectors, as well as with industry, public authorities and other organizations.

The Embassy’s Consular section handles a large amount of applications for Swedish passports, registrations of children and newborns, visas, and other consular and official matters.

We are approximately 30 people working at the Swedish Embassy in London compound by both diplomatic and locally employed staff. Ambassador Mikaela Kumlin Granit is the Head of Mission. Further, we have a Cultural Counsellor and a Defense Attaché. Currently, three posts are funded by other Swedish Ministries or Public Authorities.

The Swedish Embassy in London is supported by a great number of Swedish Consulates throughout the UK acting on behalf of the Embassy.

The Embassy has close contact with other Swedish organisations in the UK such as Business Sweden, Visit Sweden, the Swedish church the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, and the Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation

Positions and internships at the Embassy

Would you like to work as a chef at the Ambassador’s Residence?
The Swedish Residence in London is the home to the Ambassador and has extensive representation. The chef plays a central role in the activities and works closely with the butler at the Residence and with other embassy personnel.

Main job duties

  • Menu planning, preparing and carrying through dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and receptions, in consultation with the Ambassador and other hosts/hostesses. These range from small gatherings to large receptions with more than 100 guests.
  • Management and supervision in conjunction with major events.
  • Budget responsibilities.
  • The job includes contact and liaising with suppliers, and you are expected to keep up to date with current food trends.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Relevant training and education, and 8-10 years’ experience working in the restaurant industry.
  • Interested in and knowledge about modern cuisine. Experience in planning and cooking for large events. Skilled in food and beverage planning.
  • Responsible, flexible, excellent organisational- and time management skills. Previous experience working with representation in an international environment is an advantage.
  • A good command of the English language.

Employment details:

Fixed-term contract with six months’ probation period. A 40 hour work week with working hours that can vary depending on current events. Evening work may occur. Individual salary will apply. Service accommodation at the Residence can be offered.

Please submit you application, together with a cover letter and CV no later than 4 September 2022 by email to: ambassaden.london@gov.se.

For any enquiries regarding the position please send an email to: ambassaden.london@gov.se

See the Swedish section of the website for more opportunities.

The Embassy is offering Swedish students the opportunity to apply for internships with the Embassy, find more information in Swedish here.

Last updated 05 Aug 2022, 2.06 PM