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Security Officer

Summary Information for vacancy - reference SO/03/10


Secret Intelligence Service


£19900 Per Annum


City of Westminster, Greater London, London

Closing Date

16 April 2010

Interviews start

Not specified


Not Specified


Not specified

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work


Brief Description


Security Officers
Basic salary £19,900 + £5,096 Rostered Overtime + £6,913 Shift Disturbance Allowance

Working as a Security Officer for MI6 is about people skills, polite assertiveness, attention to detail and – above all – integrity. You’ll need these qualities, plus a clean driving licence, a good level of physical fitness and computer literacy, to do the most prestigious job in the business.

Vacancy description

Experience in this field is desirable but not essential but you must be professional and committed to a career in Security. The role involves providing round-the-clock protection at our headquarters in central London. It’s rewarding and worthwhile work. After all, you’ll be helping to protect the people who safeguard the security and prosperity of the nation.

You’ll be a major point-of-contact for all visitors, dealing with the public and thinking on your feet if problems arise. Everything from checking vehicles to monitoring CCTV will fall to you. The training is outstanding and you’ll never stop developing. You’ll be supported to gain a variety of security qualifications such as SIA, Conflict Management and St. John’s Ambulance First Aid training to name a few. Additionally you will be expected to undergo and successfully complete physical intervention training.

Given what’s at stake, you’ll understand that this is a 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year operation. This means you’ll work a shift system – alternating between night shifts and day shifts.

In return, as well as the job security of working for a government body, you’ll also enjoy 25 days’ holiday, a subsidised restaurant, gym and a good pension. Not to mention the overtime opportunities.

Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - Yes

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