Security Officers Ref. 1906

Trades & Services
Central London
£43,848 (including shift, overtime and local pay allowances of £20,043)

As a Security Officer for MI6 you’ll maintain the security of our buildings, carry out reception duties and control and monitor staff, contractors and visitors access to our premises. You’ll be a reassuring, professional presence, conducting searches where necessary, monitoring security systems and responding to alarms and incidents as they arise. You must hold a ‘clean’ UK driving licence as you may have occasional driving responsibilities and be able to deliver first aid if required.  

As a new Security Officer you will receive induction training and supervision from your supervisor. You will receive training to the required SIA standard if you do not already have recognised security qualifications.

You will work a shift pattern which is an average of 48 hours per week over a 6 week period including weekends, nights and Bank Holidays.

About you

To become a security officer for MI6 you will need to have a mature and responsible attitude to work and a reasonable level of physical fitness. You will also need to be confident to challenge people when necessary and have the ability to use your initiative to make quick decisions when dealing with unexpected situations or in an emergency. You will also need to have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grade C or above and be confident with Microsoft word and excel.  

Equal Opportunity

The UK Intelligence Agencies – MI5/MI6/GCHQ – are Equal Opportunities employers, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups who meet the minimum eligibility criteria.

About MI6 and Security

MI6 could not operate without its Security Officers operating 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. They are our first line of defence as well as a friendly face to staff and visitors.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to being a ‘Disability Confident Leader’ we offer an interview to all candidates with a disability who meet our minimum criteria for the role that they are applying for. This is known as the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS).

To secure an interview for this vacancy you will be asked a series of questions relating to this vacancy. If you meet the criteria you will be directed to the full application form.

On successful completion and an application form sift, you will be invited to interview. This is our guaranteed interview.

Additional Criteria

To apply to MI6, you must be a born or naturalized British citizen, over 18 years old and normally have been based in the UK for six of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application with anyone other than your partner or a close family member providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.

MI6 strives for diversity in the workplace and is committed to the creation and maintenance of a climate in which all staff are treated fairly on the grounds of merit and ability.