Overseas Security Adviser

Employer: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Location: Whitehall London
Closing date: 7 Mar 2016
Reference number: 1483126
Salary: £43,967 - £56,786

Job description

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is responsible for promoting British interests overseas and provides support to British citizens and businesses throughout the world. Our work focuses on security at home and abroad; promoting British business in a global marketplace; and providing consular support to British nationals overseas.

Ensuring the safety and well being of our staff and assets across the globe is an absolute priority and this role will play an integral part in achieving this. With ongoing unrest and volatility in many regions it’s a complex challenge that demands constant attention, review and the ability to respond quickly to fast-changing situations. You will provide specialist security advice on a range of threats, including espionage, terrorism and crime and your professional expertise will have a significant bearing on government decisions abroad which directly affects the safety of our Embassies and staff overseas. It requires resilience and tenacity and the confidence to arrive at the right decisions in pressurised situations, drawing on your own knowledge and experience and that of your colleagues.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

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London Location Allowance £4,520 per annum

Things you need to know
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting.

Selection process details
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Nationality requirements
Open to UK nationals only.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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