View Vacancy - Security Officer / Driver (CVP21.095)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

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.

The British High Commission in Nicosia is part of a world-wide network representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a Security Officer to work closely with the security team management to help foster a security culture to the wider mission and be a focal point to all staff should an emergency arise, maintain a customer facing role during working hours in a professional and flexible manner which is beyond reproach. Outside working hours be the initial interface between the mission and the authorities during incident and keep an over watch on all assets and residences.

Main responsibilities and duties

  • To ensure the safety of staff, visitors, buildings and equipment dependent on the British High Commission (BHC) in both north and south Nicosia.
  • Control the safe entry to the BHC and its dependencies by monitoring the CCTV Systems, operating the access points, external barriers, searching vehicles and screening all visitors.

  • Staff the Operations room; monitor the alarm and CCTV systems. Respond to, examine, report and record all occurrences. Answer telephone calls; filter all enquiries and forward details to the appropriate agency.

  • Carry out driving duties to a very high and safe standard.

  • Patrol compounds; escort external workers and visitors in restricted areas.

  • Previous experience in customer facing roles and security.
  • A full and clean driving license (applicants will expected to undergo a driving assessment as part of the interview process).  
  • Proficient English language skills* (C1 level CEFR Framework).
  • Experience working with MS Office tools.
  • Former Police or Military.
  • Advanced driving qualifications.
  • Greek and/or Turkish language skills would be an advantage.
Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Demonstrating Resilience
9 April 2021
Fixed Term, Full-time
Shift-system, up to 48 hours/week
12 months
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British High Commission
€1116 plus 30% monthly shift disturbance allowance (€334.80)
24 May 2021

The gross monthly salary for this position is € €1116 plus 30% monthly shift disturbance allowance (€334.80)- This role involves working on shift pattern, subject to operational need and requirements.

The confirmation of appointment is subject to professional background checks and security clearance procedures, as well as the successful completion of a 6 month probation period.

The successful candidate must be free of any convictions, and undergo a UK security clearance process.

All applicants should include on their application, information on all nationalities held and current residence status in Cyprus.

Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nicosia are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Republic of Cyprus employment law.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Cyprus and be prepared to engage bicommunally, where necessary. The British High Commission does not sponsor work/ residency permits.

*Please note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment levels please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.

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.

Additional Information (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.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.