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Operational Officer

Summary Information for vacancy - reference Operational Officer


Secret Intelligence Service


Salary details available during the recruitment process.


Greater London, London

Closing Date

31 December 2014

Interviews start

Not specified


Fast Stream


Not specified

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies

10 or more

Field of work

Operational Delivery, Operational Research, Planning, Policy Delivery

Brief Description

SIS operates worldwide to collect secret foreign intelligence to protect the security and economic wellbeing of the United Kingdom.

Vacancy description

Operational Officers collect and deliver intelligence, working both in the UK and overseas. There are three types of Operational Officer. Case Officers plan and carry out intelligence gathering operations overseas, primarily by recruiting and running agents. Targeting Officers build up intelligence pictures of different areas of interest, to identify potential agents and contribute to operational planning. Reports Officers become subject matter experts on a geographical area or specific topic, such as terrorism or proliferation, and manage the delivery of SIS’s intelligence to Whitehall.


2.2 degree or higher.

Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - Yes

How to apply

Applications for this role can be made at any time.

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