Jul 31, 2016

Security Guard

Employer: British Embassy
Location: Riyadh

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 Riyadh has a vacancy for the position of a Security Guard, Grade S2 (L).

Purpose of the job
Responsible to the Overseas Security Manager (OSM) through the Post Security Manager (PSM) for the physical and protective security of both the Embassy and Residence as appropriate to shift pattern and location, in accordance with Security Guard Instructions.

Main Duties and responsibilities:
Control vehicle and pedestrian access to the Embassy and record the details of all non-Embassy vehicles and pedestrians.

Search of bags and the person of all pedestrians, and issue relevant passes.
Maintain the guard house occurrence book.
Monitor the compound CCTV system.
Carry out patrols and physical checks of the compound grounds.
Carry out daily and frequent radio checks between both Embassy and Residence gate house and all official vehicles.
Control of all Consular and Visa visitors.
Receive and record Passports from Visa Section UK Based members of staff for collection by individuals out of normal working hours.
Receive and record sealed mail bags, both inbound and outbound for the VAC.
Complete a visual and detailed check of all mail (less that received by official bag) using the X-ray machine and record relevant details before passing the mail to reception staff for distribution.
During silent hours advise any visitors or telephone callers of the regular working hours and details of the official website for detailed services.

Key Competences:
Delivering at Pace - Check own and team performance against outcomes, make improvement suggestions or take corrective action when problems are identified.
Managing a Quality Service- It means being organised to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements.
Collaborating and Partnering: It requires working collaboratively, sharing information and building supportive, responsive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions.
Making Effective Decisions: They will aim to maximise return while minimising risk and balancing social, political, financial, economic and environmental considerations to provide sustainable outcomes.

Essential qualifications and experience

Good standard of oral and written English.
Competent information technology user.
Ability to work well in a team and understand diversity.
Ability to manage resource including own time and tasking.
Desirable qualifications and experience

Previous security experience.
Sound interpersonal skills and effective oral and written

Working Hours and Remuneration:
The starting salary will be SAR 4,116.66 per month inclusive of the Eid Bonus and the 25% housing allowance. An additional travel allowance of SAR 400 per month will also be payable.

Normal working hours for the Embassy are 08.00 to 15.00 Sunday to Thursday. This position is full-time, based on 48 hours per week.

The successful candidate will be subject to a 90 day probationary period.


The position is only available to holders of Saudi residence permits or transferable Iqamas, and the successful candidate will be required to transfer their sponsorship to us.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must attach the following documents when applying online:
A covering letter.
An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Apply Online 

Additional information

The closing date for all applications is 18 August 2016.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.

Due to the large amount of applications we receive only those shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. The appointment is also subject to satisfactory local and UK security clearances.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy