Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Overseas Security Adviser
£50,000 pa + allowances + great benefits
Full time / Permanent
Based in London with regular overseas travel
About the Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes the United Kingdom's interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. The FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.
The role of Overseas Security Adviser
Joining a small team, you will deliver specialist security and risk management advice and recommendations to the FCO’s Head of Security, Heads of Posts and other departments. Giving security guidance and assistance, you will determine security policy as a matter of routine and, more specifically, during crises. From people to buildings, assets and information, you will be charged with ensuring the FCO is protected from a range of threats, including espionage, terrorism and crime. You will play a key role in supporting expeditionary diplomacy enabling the FCO/HMG to project our diplomatic influence globally, safely establishing new diplomatic Missions in fragile environments. You will write clear, concise reports to justify your recommendations and provide advice to a wide selection of people, including senior level FCO staff, Partners across Government, senior foreign embassy staff and host nation representatives. You will travel regularly overseas, around 100 days a year. This is an exciting opportunity to change, impact and protect the UK from a wide range of threats.
You will most likely have a career in the military/police force/security services in a relevant area, such as force protection, intelligence or counter terrorism. Alternatively, you could have a strong background in security at a large, international firm or Non-Governmental Organisation. Either way you will have excellent knowledge of espionage, terrorist and violent attack methodologies and how to mitigate against potential threats. An innovative problem solver, you welcome new ideas, methods and challenges and have the ability to plan for future needs. We would also like to see evidence of your talent for conducting careful research and rapidly grouping and assimilating key facts, simplifying complex issues and delivering detailed instructions. It is essential that you have experience of security work overseas.
To apply, click on the apply button.
Closing date for applications: Midnight on Tuesday 8th May 2018
Assessment/Interview: Week Commencing 11th June 2018
We celebrate diversity and recruit our staff from a broad range of backgrounds so that we benefit from fresh experiences and perspectives.