DV Cleared Personnel for British Embassies around the world

Overseas - Any
Security Officer
Display Salary:
To be confirmed at interview
17 Mar 2020
Job Description
Minimal Risk has to provide support to several Government departments in the provision of Developed Vetting (DV) cleared personnel, into positions around the world. 
We have an immediate requirement for DV personnel to support 5 British Embassies around the world.  Deployments could be from one to 3 months.
The generic responsibilities are to provide a 24/7 service working a shift pattern rotation whilst in country, encompassing but not limited to:
  • Preventing unauthorised access to certain restricted parts of the building at each location.
  • Protecting the property and assets.
  • Preventing unauthorised removal of official and/or personal property from Post.
  • Responding to emergencies out of hours; e.g. fire, flood or intrusion into any building and compounds and request as necessary.
  • Detecting and reporting sightings of suspicious activities, objects or persons out of hours.
  • Acting responsibly towards official personnel and visitors (both authorised and unauthorised) with due regard to their human rights, local and international law.
  • Maintaining and utilising the access control systems applicable to the post concerned.
  • Adhering to Post Security Regulations.
  • Ensuring that when required the correct areas/buildings are locked and secured.
  • Enforcing entry/exit control to buildings by checking and confirming as necessary personal identification and only permitting access to personnel (after searching and removal of prohibited items) with the necessary authorisation to visits outside of normal working hours.
  • Conducting regular patrols and searches around designated areas of Post as agreed with the Overseas Security Manager (OSM).
  • Undertaking reasonable and appropriate additional measures required by the (OSM).
  • Monitoring alarm systems, CCTV and any other security systems and investigate and report suspicious activities, objects or persons out of normal office hours.
  • Supervising non-vetted external contractors' staff when necessary (e.g. cleaners, painters, maintenance workers) in the designated areas of the buildings, out of hours.
  • Issuing keys and passes to authorised personnel and maintaining applicable logs.
  • You will also support other team colleagues and the Mission security team on standby whilst at Post to provide additional security and back up as required.


  • The right person will be reliable, responsible, flexible and be able to demonstrate effective judgement.
  • Must have very good interpersonal/customer skills. 
  • Must be able to work as part of a small team in an office environment.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Competent/experienced in IT (to include Microsoft Office applications) and electronic systems (task specific training is provided).
  • You must hold an in-date SIA Licence or be eligible to apply for one.

Terms and Conditions: to be discussed at interview.

You must be able to produce your DV Certificate and for information, it is only in date for up to 12 months from leaving your last known DV position and not the actual date of expiry shown on the clearance.  
All candidates will be asked to provide a copy of their DV Clearance certificate and confirm the date of their last DV position.
Your DV certificate must be in date
You must be a UK Citizen and hold an in-date UK passport in order to apply for this position.