Security Officer , France

Employer: British Embassy (FCO)
Location: Paris France
Closing: 29 May 2016 

Only applications until 11:55 p.m. will be accepted.

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The British Embassy in Paris is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for two full time Security Officer. The local Security Officer working with the Security Manager, will be responsible for the physical protection of the Embassy, Residence and Consular Section, controlling access to the buildings and ensuring that the buildings are secure.

Main Duties / Responsibilities:
Supervising the control of access to our buildings;
Supervising security procedures;
Locking and unlocking procedures;
Supervising contractors as and when required;
Security patrols;
Monitoring the CCTV and alarm systems;
Being the Embassy's first point of contact (phone and physical) during silent hours;
Handling UK Nationals in difficulty in accordance with procedures.

Essential qualifications and experience

Professional proficiency in English and ability to communicate effectively in French;
Candidates will also need to demonstrate that they have the following competencies, as defined by the Civil Service Competency Framework (Band S):
Collaborating and Partnering – Ability to work both in a team and autonomously;
Making Effective Decisions – A cool-head, common-sense and decisiveness are all necessary qualities for the job;
Delivering at Pace – Able to get things done using their own initiative as per procedures;
Managing a Quality Service – Must be courteous and polite while helping British Nationals that may have problems. The successful candidate will need to be smartly turned out and be punctual at all times;
Changing and Improving – The ideal candidate will have an open and flexible approach to new ideas drawing on experience to improve results.

Required competencies
Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Grade : S1
Type of Position : Permanent
Working hours per week : 35

Number of vacancies :2
Starting monthly salary (EUR) : 1787 (Gross)
Start Date : 1 June 2016

Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time position of five working days, 35 hours net per week, for a permanent contract (CDI). In addition to this starting salary there are duty payment allowances and the possibility of overtime payments which we expect to add approximately 20-30% (400-600 €) on average to this gross monthly salary.

This job entails shift work, including nights and weekends. Overtime to replace colleagues during holidays or periods of sick-leave and to supervise out-of-hours receptions forms an integral part of this position.

Additional information

Your application will only be considered if you follow the guidance below:
Do not attach a photograph of yourself to the application;
Your application must be sent in English only;
Your CV must clearly indicate all nationalities you hold (Applicants who are not citizens of an EU country will have to provide proof of their legal right to reside and work in France).

Successful candidates will be required to provide certain information to the Embassy in order to obtain confidential security clearance.

All appointments are subject to professional background check satisfactory security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of his/her passport or national identity card for all nationalities held, an up-to-date criminal record (casier judiciaire) for recent countries of residence (which can be obtained online at, two written proofs of address (utility invoices and/or bank statements).

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in France are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local French employment law and FCO guidance for Local Staff. The posts we offer are not an entry point into the UK’s Diplomatic.