Security Officer

Employer: British Embassy
Location: Baku , Azerbaijan 
Deadline: 9 October 2016

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 Azerbaijan is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for one Security Officer, S2 based in Baku.


The job holder will work within a team of security officers with the responsibility to provide an efficient and professional security service to its staff and visitors. The local Security Officer is responsible for the physical protection of the Embassy, Residence and Consular Section, controlling access to the buildings and ensuring that the buildings are secure.

We would be looking to attract female applicants as a priority, as some of the duties will be related to dealing with female visitors in line with required security protocols.

Main Responsibilities:

Manage, develop and train the security team to the highest possible standard and effectiveness, within budgetary constraints.
Administer all physical security aspects including enhancement projects, monitor and maintain security equipment.
Oversee the Health & Safety, Environment and Fire operation and equipment.
Constantly examine and review all security regulations, operational procedures, techniques and requirements. Ensure that all emergency drills are carried out frequently, that staff and families are thoroughly briefed on security awareness and updated on security issues and measures.
Assist in the planning and briefing for VIP visits, the PEPs and the Missions social events.
Plan, format and despatch all security returns.
Liaise with the local security agencies, the US Regional Security Officer, the UN/EU and other friendly missions’ security advisors and host nation police, security agencies and ministries.
Assessing the threat and formulate procedures to counter any possible terrorist attacks, criminal activity or demonstrations.
Carry out duties as detailed by the Regional Overseas Security Manager.
Essential qualifications and experience
Minimum of 2 years of working experience in a Customer Service field, preferably as a Security Officer or Receptionist.
Minimum High School Diploma level.
English fluency (both oral and written) and Azeri (native).
Good IT Skills for Excel and Outlook are desirable.
Desirable qualifications and experience
Experience of working with international community.

Required competencies
Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Azerbaijan is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service of the FCO according to local labour legislation.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Azerbaijan. The British Embassy does not sponsor, nor provide assistance for obtaining work and residence permits.

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