View Vacancy - Security Guard (NOR20.256)

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Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption. You may find more information in the Additional Information section below.

The British Embassy in Oslo is part of the United Kingdom’s world-wide diplomatic network, and represents British political, economic and consular interests in Norway and is now looking to recruit a Security Guard.

Main responsibilities will include:


  • Ensure the physical security of the Embassy, including that of its staff, visitors and assets;

  • Secure the Embassy compound and its buildings, carrying out regular security sweeps;

  • Unlock and lock the Embassy outside office hour.

Static duties from the guard house

  • Act as first point of contact for visitors and telephone enquiries;

  • Control of entry and exit for visitors;

  • Monitor CCTV and security systems.

Mobile Duties

  • Patrol the Embassy compound and its perimeter;

  • Carry out security checks on visitors and vehicles entering the Embassy compound;

  • Carry out Health & Safety tasks as directed by the Security Manager.

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written);

  • Intermediate Norwegian;

  • At least 2 years of previous working experience in the Security field;

  • Basic security guard training (Vekterkurs 1-3 or new Vekterutdanning);

  • Good communication skills and able to communicate courteously with members of the public in person and by telephone;

  • Good organisational skills;

  • General IT skills: Outlook, MS Word;

  • Able to get the security clearance.

  • Military or National Service background;

  • Driving license (class B).

Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Demonstrating Resilience
15 July 2020
Full-time, Permanent
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
30,853 gross
3 September 2020

This is a permanent full-time position, five working days (currently 35 hours net) per week.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance.

Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy Oslo are subject to terms and conditions of service in accordance with Norwegian employment law.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in Norway. The Embassy does not sponsor work permits.

The Embassy offers a wide-range of learning and development opportunities, both in the Post, in London and more widely across Europe. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office also has extensive e-learning opportunities. All staff are encouraged to focus on their personal development, and 5 days a year are dedicated to learning and development for each staff member.

Visa/Passport requirements:Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Norway and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. Additional requirements may become necessary after 31st December 2020.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

Due to Covid 19:

  • You may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption.

  • Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action.

  • Starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and it will be agreed with the selected candidate.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

This opportunity is closed to applications.