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MI5’s front-line security starts with ‘Hello, can I help you?’

MI5’s front-line security starts with ‘Hello, can I help you?’

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10 Jan, 2018

MI5’s mission is to keep the country and its people safe. We work to protect the UK from threats to national security, including terrorism, espionage, cyber threats and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Because of this, our careers are not only rewarding and unique, but the variety is unlike anywhere else. This variety, together with a diverse and supportive working environment, means that most people who join MI5 stay for a substantial part of their career.

We’re looking for Security Professionals to help protect our staff, visitors and estates. As a Security Professional, you’ll use your excellent interpersonal skills to create a reassuring presence when conducting a full range of duties and responsibilities.

You’ll play a vital role in maintaining the security of our buildings, controlling and monitoring the access of staff, visitors and vehicles and conducting the necessary physical searches. As well as carrying out reception duties and monitoring security and CCTV systems, you will respond effectively to any incident or emergency and contribute to health and safety in the workplace.

You don’t need to have security experience for this role; as a Security Professional for MI5, you’ll receive full training, on-the-job coaching and ongoing support to enable you to gain formal accredited qualifications within the first year of employment, allowing you to conduct your role effectively, efficiently and professionally.

We are looking for people who enjoy working within a highly motivated team, who can remain calm under pressure and have an awareness of when to be sensitive and when to be assertive. You need to be a clear and confident communicator, with strong organisational and time-management skills and have an eye for detail. To apply, you also need to have a full valid UK driving licence, a reasonable level of fitness and basic IT skills, including the ability to use email, the internet and Microsoft Word.

Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your interest in MI5, other than with your partner or a close family member, providing they are British.

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