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The FCO is advertising for an Overseas Security Adviser, Salary £50,000 per annum, Closing date Monday 7th March 2016.
The FCO works to promote Britain's enlightened national interest in a changing world. This is achieved with 14,400 staff based in the UK and overseas in a network covering over 170 countries. Around one-third of our workforce is made up of British nationals with two-thirds employed locally by our embassies and posts.
Based in London, you will work in a small team delivering specialist security and risk management advice and recommendations to the FCO's Head of Security, Heads of Posts and other departments. You will ensure that staff (and others for whom the FCO has a duty of care), buildings, assets and information overseas are appropriately protected from a wide range of threats, including (but not exclusive to) espionage, terrorism and crime. You will be required to travel regularly overseas (around 100 days per year), to write clear and concise reports, to justify your recommendations and contribute to the work to implement security enhancements.
-Amongst other skills and attributes, it is essential that the successful candidate has.
-Recent operational experience in a security and/or risk management role.
-Proven experience in dealing with and influencing people at all levels.
-Previous role working for a large organisation involving overseas experience at senior level in either the public or private sector.
-A proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including to senior audiences.
-Demonstrate that they can meet the minimum standard in the competencies listed below.
-You will have had a previous career in intelligence and/or security involving overseas experience at senior or advisory level.
-You will be conversant with the techniques of espionage and violent attack, the planning and execution of overall protection, intelligence assessment, modern security equipment and first-hand knowledge of related security management issues.
-It would be desirable to have some technical experience of the security issues involved in building construction.
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