May 15, 2019

Diplomatic Close Protection Officer

Employer: GardaWorld International Protective Services
Location: Libya , Iraq , Somalia

GardaWorld now seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced Consultants for a Diplomatic Close Protection Officer (CPO)

Only applications from British & Commonwealth passport holders will be considered.

Hiring Criteria 

All candidates are to ensure their CV's are up to date, clearly evidence below hiring criteria requirements. British & Commonwealth passport holders only* – see note below

Only candidates that meet and are able to demonstrate the below hiring criteria’s will be considered: 

The Diplomatic Close Protection Operator must possess the following:
Minimum of 7 year’s military experience and previous experience in hostile environment (min 2 operational tours)
Valid SIA Licence (Close Protection front-line)
In date FPOS-I qualification; and
To have attended and passed an accredited CP course.
British & Commonwealth passport holders only* – see note below
Full UK Driving Licence & Minimum C1 driving qualification
Recent commercial experience
Qualified & experienced in fire-arms use
Qualified & experienced in armoured vehicle driving
English is first language & physically fit
Must be CRB vetted

*All candidates will need to be screened to SC level – or eligible for screening so only British & Commonwealth passport holders can apply. Proviso: You must have been resident in the UK for at least two of the previous 10 years immediately prior to your application, at least one year of which must have been a consecutive twelve month period unless you have served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty’s Government, or have lived overseas as a result of your parents’ or partner’s Government employment.

Desirable skills also include:
previous experience working in a diplomatic environment
previous in-country experience in a similar capacity

Job Duties 

The CPO will manage the daily operations in all of its functions which will include but will not be limited to the below duties
Operate as a member of a Driver, vehicle commander and or Close Protection team providing security and safety for FCO staff and visitors, as allocated, whilst working outside the confines of the FCO premises.
Ensures that he/she is fully briefed and trained for all duties and responsibilities and kept abreast of the latest developments locally. The CPO will be implement and rehearse all Standard Operating Procedures and Contingency Plans in accordance with the provisions of the contract and local legal requirements;
He/She ensures that all Close Protection team security equipment is complete, is up to date and well maintained;

British Foreign & Commonwealth Office 

Location Baghdad, Erbil, Tripoli, Mogadishu & Hargeisa.

Est. Start Date 
TBC (subject to successful interview/induction/visa processing)

Duration of Task 
Open Ended

GardaWorld offers a competitive daily rate (Contractor will only be paid whilst on-duty – no payment made for Off-duty)
*subject to local tax (if applicable)

Leave Rotation 
8 weeks on, 4 weeks off, subject to operational requirements

Travel Pay 
Contractors are not entitled to pay while travelling. The first day of pay is the day of arrival in the country of operations. The last day of pay is the day of departure from the country of operations.

Visa Requirements 
The Company will apply for Letters of Invitation on behalf of the Contractor; visa costs incurred by the Contractor shall be reimbursed.
Probation Period Contractors will be expected to serve one full rotation on a probationary basis

GardaWorld will provide the Independent Contractor with appropriate accommodation, insurance, flights and life support while on duty.

Flight Package 
GardaWorld will provide an economy class return ticket per rotation to the project location from a hub airport as close as reasonably practicable to the Contractor’s declared home address.

The Contractor will be asked to declare their preferences for a primary, secondary and tertiary hub airport from the GardaWorld hub list at the commencement of their engagement. Where possible and commercially acceptable, GardaWorld will look to book travel to and from one of the preferred hubs.

The Contractor will be responsible for any travel arrangements between the hub airport and their home address.

Further information can be found in the GardaWorld Contractor Travel SOI, copy will be provided upon acceptance.

All applicants are kindly requested to ensure they carefully read through all Terms and conditions attached to this opportunity.

Only online applications will be considered, direct approaches via email or phone will not be accepted and may result in your application being disregarded.