Security Support Officers

Expiring today

London (Central), London (Greater)
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24 May 2021
21 Jun 2021
Job function
Full Time
Contract Type

Day shifts £30,885 (including allowances and overtime)
24-hour shift pattern £35,414 (including allowances and overtime)


Say hello to varied work, lots of learning and everyone who walks through our doors.

As a MI5 Security Support Officer, you’re the face of our service, welcoming a variety of different visitors and helping to protect our people, places and property. This means you’re meeting a wide range of people every day, chatting with them calmly and professionally, and helping them to feel safe and secure.

It’s interesting and varied work – as well as welcoming visitors, you could be checking vehicles, monitoring CCTV, or completing accurate logs. And all the time, you’ll keep an eye out for anything unusual. With extensive training tailored to meet your needs and a supportive team around you, along with a personal mentor, you’ll soon settle in. You’ll even have the chance to study for formal, accredited qualifications and develop your career in either our security teams or other parts of MI5.

We’re looking for a good team player who’s used to dealing with a range of people and a variety of situations. So you’ll need a warm, welcoming character and the ability to put everyone at their ease. You won’t need any security experience, but a good eye for detail, some basic IT skills and the character to stay calm in any situation will definitely be useful.

This is a full-time role and you’ll be working either day shifts, Monday to Friday, or a 24-hour shift pattern of two days and two nights, then four days off. As an organisation, we aim to offer as much flexibility as possible, so once you’re settled in, we may offer job sharing and other flexible working options.

To find out more and apply, please visit our website by clicking "Apply"

Please note if we receive the required number of applications we may close the campaign early.

MI5 is an Equal Opportunities employer, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, candidates with a disability and LGBT+ candidates.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or naturalised British Citizen and one of your parents must be a British Citizen or have substantial ties to the UK.  Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for seven out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside of the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty’s Government, studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents.  You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the How to Apply section.

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